Just as we work almost daily on a phrase:
Correct it, analyze it, and respond in
journals when we arrive in the morning;
I encourage us to take a look at
what transpired the past few weeks,
Use the beauty of The Advent season
to progress positively.
For myself, I must constantly remind myself, we are a first grade classroom. As parents can attest, patience is a virtue. That said, we also strive to see progression in responsibility, respect, and readiness. Even with the considerations of schedule adjustments, weather concerns, etc., I am slightly disappointed by a whole-class prompt, prepared, participating approach lately.
I will take full responsibility (and likely some extra effort) on my behalf with what I may work on from “bell-to-bell” but thoroughly appreciate your teamwork at home in “ramping things up” during the holiday season rather than “mailing it in” or “counting down to break” as can be the case at times.
Experience has taught me that frustration, apathy, and distraction are as contagious as the common cold this time of year, so I really need your help making sure we are all pulling the sleigh in the same direction.
Join me in celebrating Advent as a time to prepare. Let’s keep working together that we may walk out the doors of St. Giles at Christmas Break and rejoice: “We lead by example!”
We were ready.