If it’s SUNDAY..
It’s time for
NIBITS FOR NEWBIES
Sorry I was MIA last week..
I have a great excuse..
Gma & Gpa ( & Daddy )
took little one
I KNOW the
SECRET TO LIFE!
No…I have NOT climbed the highest mountain..
I just “FIGURED” it out!
I do my BEST “THINKING”
when I am GARDENING!
No…the SECRET to LIFE is NOT GARDENING!
It’s great…but I don’t think it’s the SECRET!
Here it goes…
There are 3 things
you need to KNOW
to be SUCCESSFUL
Have a PLAN!
Heard this before.
BUT, it makes sense.
I am gardening.
If I don’t have a plan for my garden, some things will grow.
Not EVERYTHING in this world needs MY touch!
BUT…If I really think about the VARIABLES ( Sunlight, water, plants next door..)
I can ENHANCE the outcomes with just a little THOUGHT!
If I have a “PLAN” I know where to put all of my HARD work!
In my classroom…
If I know where we want to go..
I can “PLAN” HOW to get there.
“Winging it” only works for a short time.
You gotta know where you want to go!
I am NOT saying you can not DEVIATE from the plan ( it may enhance it)!
having a goal
is the #1 SECRET to Success!
OK..I have a PLAN!
The #2 SECRET TO LIFE is….(drumroll)
Have the RIGHT TOOLS!
I am working in my garden.
I have lots of energy…I know where I want things to go.
I have a MASTER plan..
So I did!
I wore my good athletic shoes!
Now I have to clean them.
I started with a shovel!
Forgot the GLOVES!
Many blisters & very SORE HANDS!
Finally…got out the ROTOTILLER!
To the RESCUE!
I should have gotten ALL of the RIGHT TOOLS
BEFORE I started!
Would have saved aches & pains!
In my classroom,
Have the CORRECT tools READY TO GO!
If I am teaching GUIDED READING,
Get my whiteboards, HFW word cards, books,
EVERYTHING I will need
CLOSE AT HAND!
I don’t need my SCIENCE TE on my reading table when I teach small group reading!
Have the RIGHT TOOLS for the JOB at HAND!
SOunds like good classroom ORGANIZATION!
So..the #2 SECRET to LIFE is….
Have the RIGHT TOOLS for the JOB AT HAND!
The # 3 SECRET to LIFE is….
I know how I wanted my garden to be…PLAN
I used the correct tools….TOOLS
The SPRINKLER PIPES ARE IN MY WAY!
With the best of intentions…
My straight rows ..
Same ending RESULTS…
Just a “LITTLE” different!
Don’t be afraid to change your “PLAN”
to get to your goals!
It may make YOUR LIFE
a little EASIER!
And so my friends..
There are the 3 Secrets to LIFE!
Are they REALLY SECRETS?
NOT TO ME!
Happy Spring My FRIENDS!
Enjoy the “FRUITS” of your “LABORS”!
🙂 Tee Hee
Great tips Wendy! I love the last one, it's so important to be flexible and to have the people you work with be flexible too. Love it!
Teaching and Much Moore
Thanks Vicky! Happy SPRING my friend! 🙂 wendy