Well, today the teachers in our district went back to school after being off for two weeks for winter break. It felt good to be back, even though it was hard to hear that blaring alarm clock this morning. Today gave us a chance to meet together as an entire faculty, in vertical teams, and as a grade level team. Our focus was "Believe." We discussed what that word meant to us, and to our students, our classrooms, teams, school, etc. We are so dedicated in our belief that we can make a difference in all of those! We read many quotes about belief, but my all time favorite one is "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them,“ from the heart and mouth of Lady Bird Johnson. If you really think about that quote, it says it all. Everything we do or don't do, say, or don't say, show or don't show, feel or don't feel...kids will live up to what they think you believe of them. I am a firm believer in the notion that if kids feel my belief in them-- the belief that they can be successful-- they will believe it themselves. Phew! That's a lot of "beliefs!" Hopefully you followed me on all that!!
Anyway, as a little reminder to myself, I made this little printable, and to go along with it.... some Believe Bracelets! I plan on using the bracelets tomorrow already as we talk about setting goals for the second semester.
Here's to tomorrow and believing in all of our littles!!! Have the best day ever!