Dear Friends, Every week Ruth Ayres hosts a link-up to celebrate all that is good! That link is here.
Yesterday, I had the chance to read a lot of your posts as I was going throughout my day. Saturday turned into a "bucket list" day for us. The Farmer's Market for me, and the State Fair for my family. Along with dessert at a friend's house. A perfect August day indeed.
My brain has been on overload since I've started a new school year. Yesterday, as I was reading lots of your posts, I was pondering the idea of reflection.
I celebrate teachers who take the time to reflect when possible.
I celebrate principals and leaders who grab onto the importance of time to reflect.
Reflection that doesn't take place behind closed doors. The kind where the doors are wide open and the wandering in and out with questions and ideas takes place.
Reflection that happens in the early hours of the morning before anyone else is there to see the open door.
Reflection that happens at night when you just need to plan out "one more thing."
I have been given ample time to reflect in all settings in the past week. With my staff, with teachers, with myself. It's been amazing and has allowed me to feel prepared as I go into this week.
How important and helpful it's been to just have time to reflect on all things before school starts. A few of mine have been: room arrangement, time and how to spend it best, literacy practices and sharing those with new teachers. I'm also in a Faith-based school now, and I'm thinking a lot about how to best share Faith with young students in a joyful, authentic way. Right now, I'm reflecting a lot on the use of music and how that can play a part in the teaching of this piece.
Happy August Friends!