Saturday, March 8, 2014

So Much to Celebrate


This has been an interesting week. It is good to think about celebrations.

On Friday, the temperature hit 40°F! In the morning I was freezing the whole way to school, but when I walked out of school, I did not even need my gloves! I drove to dinner with my window open! If that isn't worth celebrating, I don't know what is! Make sure you take a look at the bold words and numbers--they have been missing in action for such a long time that I really had to make sure to give them their own special bold font today.

Amanda has been helping me the whole week with testing. All my students have loved seeing her again (she was my student teacher last fall). I have enjoyed chatting with her, tutoring with her after school, hearing her laughter, and discussing teaching in Korea. I hope I get to visit her when she has her own classroom. She will be a wonderful teacher! I celebrate the enthusiasm that she always brings with her.

I celebrate my coworkers! I work with some amazing people! Yesterday at PD, I got to be part of a group of four young men designing posters for IB training. I had fun! It was interesting to watch their thinking and logic in action. They all had a such a great attitude during PD; let's get our work done, have fun while doing it, and then go home! I hope I will have a chance to work with this group again.

WRITE. Every day in March write a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post in the comments on each daily call for slice of life stories here at TWT. GIVE. Comment on at least three other slice of life stories/blogs.

16 comments:

  1. "let's get our work done, have fun while doing it, and then go home!" is a great philosophy to have. i think better ideas come from that state of mind. have a great week! -earl!

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    1. Having fun while working keeps the joy in!

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  2. I have really come to like these Saturday celebrations. Such diverse reasons to celebrate, but quite often they involve wonderful people. Have a good weekend - plenty of warmth and rest!

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    1. I am with you, Saturday celebrations are invaluable!

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    1. Coworkers can make everything better.

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  4. We've had both the warm, the cold and the snow this past week-just strange! But so happy to hear you had some warmth at last, Jaana! And the time at schools sound good, glad to hear that too. Have a terrific rest of the weekend!

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    1. Thanks Linda! Writing this weekend!

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  5. I think sometimes we forget to celebrate and congratulate because we're just so busy achieving and moving forward. Glad you got some time to do that this week.

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    1. Stopping to notice and discover celebrations is wonderful!

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  6. I love how you celebrated your PD and colleagues. Sometimes we forget to do this. I love these Saturday celebration posts. Being prompted to remember and to share and to celebrate is important. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Not every PD is celebratory, but yesterday's was!

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  7. Jaana,
    It sounds like a wonderful place to be every day. Like you, I'm lucky to be part of an amazing learning community. I never mind getting up to go into school because every day is enjoyable.

    I think the warm-er air and great coworkers are the perfect things to be celebrating!
    Cathy

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    1. Warm air does bring more smiles on people's faces!

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  8. I didn't include it in my celebration post, but thanks for reminding me of the wonderful change in weather. I had my windows open yesterday also.

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    1. Open windows is absolute evidence that spring will come!

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