Living Deliberately and with Gratitude

What I’m Reading: “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World” by William H. McRaven. This book was referred to me by a parent of a past student (Deanna, if your reading this thank you). It’s a concise and easy to read reminder that the little things add up to bigger things. I especially liked the reminder to work together as a community, and the emphasis on an internal locus of control. Although written for adults, it’s totally accessible to children.

Building Confident Learners: Quality Time. Make time to enjoy something or learn something with your child. Live deliberately, and show them that they are an important piece of your life puzzle.

What Gives Me Joy: Spending time with family and friends. I visited some family friends last weekend in Asheville. I went for a couple of mountain runs, ate oysters, visited the Biltmore Estate, laughed a lot, watched a total eclipse, and felt really lucky.

The joy of learning. Together. 

Nora

Student Letter Celebratory Post

I’m writing a special post to celebrate my past students and the relationships teachers can build with their students!

My move to South Carolina has been a great adventure so far. I’ve felt very welcomed by everyone I’ve met in the community. Still, I can’t help but feel a few pangs of homesickness sometimes. Consequently, receiving letters from students has been a wonderful reminder of Wisconsin and the amazing people there.

I love opening my mailbox to see a handwritten letter from a past student, it makes my day every time. We spent some time working on letter writing throughout the school year so I was particularily happy to see them utilize the skill! My teacher heart rejoices when I see proper formatting and punctuation! It also rejoices in the mistakes and spelling errors because I’m always happy to read anything from a student (and if you read my previous post on mistakes, you know how I feel about them).

Check out these joyful learners!

The joy of learning. Together. 

Nora