It’s time for
NIBITS FOR NEWBIES
So, 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! DUH!
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
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 Summer My FRIENDS!
Enjoy the “FRUITS” of your “LABORS”!
🙂 Tee Hee