Let's face it. With lesson planning, running our classes, and being daily superheroes to our students, we rarely have a chance to place our thoughts about good student behavior or contribution into words. In fact, I keep drifting by small pre made cards at Target that I keep wanting to place into my cart to give out to others. Their mad libbian appeal is that I can complete them quickly yet they are thoughtful. But, alas, we know what happens at Target is an avalanche of cutesy gear for an even cutsier price. So, why not bring the idea home for a better price point?
And voila, the BARK out was created. I'll be placing these in boxes sometime next week. They're not a requirement, there's not a minimum. Just use them as you please to notice and encourage students. Even if it's not the student who usually comes to mind, pick someone who needs encouragement and let them know you've noticed them and they matter. This is just a small way we can build encouragement and a positive culture into our daily routine.
Perhaps these sunshiney notes of cheer aren't your typical cup of tea, but they're guaranteed to shine some light into some dark places and fuel even greater energy into already bright ones. As you already understand, you are the light to so many. Keep on shining Bulldogs. Your passion inspires us each and every day. For real, for real.
Here is a permanent link of the file to print.
Ms. Kristen LeClair: