Happy Thursday! I am a little sad that I have one day left of Spring Break. It’s been a great break but it’s time to start getting my mind back to school. BOO! If I don’t blow away…the wind here is CRAZY today. I better make sure The CEO is secure of he might end up visiting OZ!
One think that I love about my ‘staches is that they really support each other and care for one another. When someone is upset we comfort them. When someone moves their clip to the top of the chart or off of the chart, we cheer for them. Randomly, we have recently become wolves and we howl when we cheer. Don’t ask. Just howl along. I am a firm believer that we should celebrate our successes, both big and small. For some of us, those small successes are what keep us motivated. Imagine the student who struggles all year with reading and finally puts the sounds together to read just one word? That must be celebrated. Imagine the student who reads on a level 16 when the Kindergarten level is a 4? That must be celebrated.
In our class, we sometimes have mini dance parties when we need to celebrate. If we have a pretty monumental moment, I will turn on Celebration by Kool And The Gang and we will dance for a minute. It’s our way of celebrating a fellow ‘stache and their success. But what I am not good at and what I need to improve on is celebrating the little moments. And this, people, is why I am so lucky to be surrounded by amazing teachers who share ideas and inspire me to be better and do better.
Recently, I was chatting on Facebook (ya’ll need to be my Facebook friend!) with my friend Lanie and she asked if we did class cheers. I said not really and she offered to share a set of cheers she used in her classroom. She suggested to use an old Cheer laundry detergent bottle to hold the cheers. Well, our house is a Tide house and I couldn’t locate a Cheer bottle. So I had to get creative. I took Lanie’s cheers and gave them a Mr. Greg-over (a Mr. Greg makeover) and now we have some classroom cheers for our little moments and our big moments! HUGE thanks to Lanie for the inspiration and the cheers!
So what did I do? Well, read on!
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