Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tell Me Something Good Linky

Just in the knick of time I am linking up with Jennifer @ Rowdy in First Grade for her Tell Me Something Good Linky.  I know I am not the only one in the teaching world who feels like they are barely staying above water with all the demands and to-dos of teaching!  I am exhausted every day and never seem to complete what is on my to do list.  What a perfect time to be reminded of all the good in our lives.
Something Good about my First Grade Team:
      This summer, my team read 1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp.  Ann challenges you to pay attention to your many blessings, no matter how small, and not focus on the negative.  One of our team members gave us all a notebook to keep our list of blessings in this year.  She knew we would need reminding of all the many joys we see daily in our classrooms and school. 
Something Good about my Class:
      I have a sweet little class of 22 munchkins.  They are kind to each other and get along well.  It is day 11 and so far I only have 1 tattler, which is so much less than normal.  (I feel like I should knock on wood!) 
     The owls in my classroom are such a hit with my students!  Not to mention, they are really cute!

Something Good from Home:
       Just celebrated my daughter's 19th birthday with family over the weekend.  I am so blessed to have a close family with most of them living close by. 



  1. Ok-I'm heading right to to see how many copies of 1000 gifts are available at my local store. That is just the kind of book my team needs right now! This school year has been rough- and not kid-wise....admin wise. (We aren't being allowed to use any kind of behavior management system in the classroom. Don't even get me started on that ridiculousness!) So glad you linked up!
    Rowdy in First Grade

    1. I don't even know how it is possible not to have a behavior management program. Where in the world did she get that idea???

  2. Enjoyed your post, and your plug of that book! Another blog I follow mentioned it, as well, so I definitely need to get serious about getting a copy! And @Jennifer---no behavior management?!? What? How are you coping???

  3. Thanks for sharing that book! I will have to check it out :)


  4. Just found your blog & love your post. I'm going to have to look into that book! I'm your newest follower, too! :) Stop by sometime!

    First Grade Fairytales

  5. I read that book this summer. I think it's a wonderful idea to share with your team as an activity. What a great way to reflect.


  6. I just ordered the book:-) I love to read books that are inspirational especially if they come recommended. So, thank you!
    First Grade Chatter

  7. Just placed my order for One Thousand Gifts, looking forward to reading it (sounds like an amazing book with an even better message)! Life is way to short not to count your blessings each and every day! I found your blog on the Tell Me Something Good linky party and I am your newest follower. If you are ever looking for a tech tip or two head over to check out my blog Sent From My iPad.