But through it all, my kids were troopers - we had some really fun lessons, some great discoveries, and I was reminded yet again that I work with some great kids, staff, and admin. :)
So now on to this week's favorite moments...
My Favorite Mindset Moment of the Week:
This particular student has had struggles in past math classes, yet has one of the best examples of growth mindset I've ever seen in a student! Just the day before, I had overheard this kiddo explaining how to use a protractor to a groupmate (and doing a fabulous job!), so I was a bit surprised when the student didn't do the nightly homework - until I read the note left for me. Notice the "yet" and the note (which is cut off) says that the student chose not to fill in the answers when we went over the homework because they wanted to try it on their own first, then check our online LMS later. Be still my heart... this kiddo GETS it! :)
My Favorite Lesson of the Week:
My Favorite Student Comment of the Week:
On Fridays, our exit ticket is a #5things Friday, as I try to get them to reflect on the week and just get to know them a bit better. This student chose to share a few compliments for #5things. When I read #4 to my aide later in the day, she agreed and asked how I'm able to always be in a good mood... it's easy! I love what I do, I love the kids I work with, I truly enjoy the classes and students that I teach and honestly, it's a "fake it until you make it" thing. I make the choice every day to "choose joy" :)
Have a blessed weekend, my friends and Happy Friday!