Mrs. Watson and the student council did another fantastic job organizing Wolf night.
It's Friday morning of project presentation week, and I'm taking a second to blog in this Zen, calm, quiet space in my classroom. We are partaking in a guided meditation to help us manage the stress that being rock-stars puts on us.
The presentations I've watched so far this week have been fantastic. Parents should be proud of the hard work their students are putting in. I know I am! If I haven't said it recently:
PARENTS: Thank you for trusting me to teach your children this year. I'm so grateful for having them in my advisory and my world. Each day they remind me how lucky I am to have this job and I know that is largely because of the other people in their lives who love, mentor and parent them.
It has been a really busy several weeks at RCAA. We are staying warm and plugging through. Our Avon fundraiser could have gone better, but we did have a few big sellers to carry the rest of our team.
Parent teacher conferences went well. For those I have to reschedule, I sent a note home with your student yesterday. I will be doing make-up conferences on Tuesday night.
I'm using this video in advisory today to talk about empathy vs. sympathy. Our students are generally really good at being compassionate, caring human beings. I think it is partly because our school values time to reflect on values like this, and also because we all hold each-other accountable. You can see this modeled if you ask any student in the building how we feel about the phrase "shut-up." Just brace yourself. . . lol. . .
Ms. Palumbo needs a place for her random thoughts. She's putting them here!