Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tell Me Something Good

I stumbled upon this linky party over at Rowdy in First Grade, and am SO glad that I did. As she said in her post, I feel that at the beginning of the year we all get so bogged down with the many things piled onto our plates. It becomes hard to focus on the positives. I love that she is using this linky to intentionally cause us to focus on the positives of school and home life instead of the negatives!!

My Something Good from School: 
My kids have been doing an excellent job on their behavior these last few weeks. I have quite a few pleasers that I can play up on, but my principals have both commented multiple times about how well behaved my class is! Talk about an uplifter...especially since I am at a new school. One thing my kids have really loved is having our "compliment" parties. Every time we get a compliment in the hallway, we add a letter to spell the word "compliment." When we spell out the word, we get a party. They've already had 2 compliment parties, and it is only the 4th week! That is at least 20 compliments in the hallways for good choices! :) Having a well-behaved class makes my job a little easier!

My Something Good from Home:
Man, school has been so busy that I have to really think of something good from home. Geez...that's pathetic. It is good that I have an amazing husband who understands how demanding my job can be this time of year. I guess my something good would be that my husband and I have recently started back coaching a 4th grade girls' soccer team. This is our 3rd season to do this, and I have a majority of the same girls! It has been so much fun to build relationships with these girls that aren't necessarily teacher/student relationships. We joke around and just have fun with them. Honestly, after playing teacher all day, I like going out and spending time with these girls. Not that I don't have fun with my class at is just a more relaxed fun with these girls. It can be demanding since we practice twice a week and have games Saturday mornings, but it gets me out exercising and takes my mind off of stressful things. I love it!

Well...that was my something good from school and home! Go check out her linky...I'd love to hear about the positives in your life!

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  1. Love that your kiddos are rocking behavior! I know what you mean about struggling to find a positive at home. I've been a zombie at home I'm so tired! Thank you for linking up- now I'm heading to your giveaway!
    Rowdy in First Grade

    1. Thanks for hosting this linky! It really is SO great! :)

  2. Your newest follower! Love your blog design :)
    My Second Sense

    1. Thanks Tania! I am heading over to your blog right now! :)

  3. I love your idea for the compliment party. What a great idea for hallway behavior. I think I'm going to have to try this one out!
    The Hive

    1. Rikki - It really does work wonders!! The moment someone gives them a compliment in the hallway, I get so excited for them, but I constantly remind them that they are continuing to "earn" their letter. It works in the class, too. If I see as a whole class they are doing excellent, I'll add a compliment letter! They love it! :)

      Let me know how it goes for you if you try it out! :)

  4. I found your blog on the Tell Me Something Good linky party and I am your newest follower! I think it is so important to have a supportive husband who understands the demands of a teacher! I don't know what I would do without mine!

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