Saturday, August 23, 2014

Celebrate This Week - Possibilities

This week I am celebrating possibilities.

I've been back in school for a week and half with students and I've already had Curriulum Night.  I've conducting All About Me  and Reading Interviews.  Then I had the students write answers for me to surveys about math, writing, and word study.  I had these out for parents to view when we gathered to learn more about second grade and the hopes the students and I have for the year.  This information has given me a lot of insight to my group of new friends, possibilities are ahead for us.

I also did something a bit different this year, I stepped back and didn't have volunteer sign ups or a donation list ready.  I was honest my home life has been busy and we would be online with those things in a week.  I appreciated their patience and no one seemed bothered they weren't ready to go.  The possibility of putting something on pause is okay.

I am also celebrating for the first time the possibilities of higher education for one of our daughters.  She went a couple of days early to assist with move in day and we couldn't be more excited to how she embraces opportunities and possibilities.  She's off to a great start!

Thank you Ruth, for supporting us in finding the positive in our busy lives.



5 comments :

  1. My favorite line Mandy "The possibility of putting something on pause is okay." thank you for helping me remember in the first three busy days I had to stop on Friday and slow down. And possibilities are the best!!

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  2. Our students arrive next week, but conferences began yesterday & it is always so exciting to see former students & how much they seem to have grown, physically & in maturity. We can't wait to start! It seems you're well underway in a very good way, Mandy. I think parents always appreciate all the information on the nights they visit. Hope your daughter enjoys her new adventure! It's such an exciting time, just a little bittersweet for parents. Have a great week next week!

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  3. Yes, I think that sometimes we are holding ourselves to very high standards and the people around us don't notice or aren't bothered when we don't make our own strict deadlines. I have found that sometimes when I have taken a little more time for things, my stress is way lower and I was the only one truly worried about it in the long run. :)

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  4. Pause - love it - we all need to embrace it a little more often. Glad your year is off to a good start.

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  5. Possibilities is such a wonderful concept - a great lens to use when we look at life.

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