Saturday, August 19, 2017

Small Moments of Celebration


Celebrating small moments today. My first celebration is sleep. I slept. It was a good sleep. The phone woke me at 7:30 and I felt rested. I love when sleep comes like that. If feels good and complete. 

I celebrate Bella. Her joy when she sees me at the end of the day, playing wholeheartedly with her toys, and enjoying her treats. Bella knows how to live. 

I celebrate new relationships. Working together with new people and getting to know them and allowing them to know me. It's been a joy already! We help and support each other. We listen to what we need and we work to provide that. 

I celebrate surprises! Yesterday was busy & stressful. I was at my wit's end and frustrated with some circumstances when a package arrived for me in the mail. It was a sweet surprise from my friend, Dana. The JOY that it brought me!!!! I couldn't believe how thoughtful this gift was and it reminded me to show thoughtfulness like this to others in my life. 

I celebrate books. It's important for me to celebrate them since I have a bazillion and I feel like I've been unpacking them for days and days. Haha! These books are an integral part of our classroom community. We are readers. 
I celebrate the classroom environment. It's vital to me that the environment be safe and comfortable. I want it to be a place where students enjoy coming and where we feel inspired to create and learn and grow. It's getting there. Every day I'm a little closer to the environment that I want to see. 

I celebrate today. 

8 comments:

  1. Your classroom is looking awesome. Are those quotes bordering the board and twinkle lights? I want to be there!

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  2. Love all these pics and celebrations. Your library? I want to pick out a book to read, sink into that red chair, and put my feet up! It's so inviting! Have a wonderful beginning. Lucky students to be coming your way soon.

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  3. Getting a classroom ready is a huge task. Your classroom looks inviting. The amount of books is impressive. I am sure everyone will find many favorites.

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  4. So much to celebrate! Your classroom is so warm and welcoming--no surprise! Your gift from your friend inspired me to consider how I might spread some joy with some small surprises for friends and colleagues. Reading your post was a lovely way to start my Sunday. Thanks!

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  5. Your room looks amazing! That bookshelf and space! Lucky students.

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  6. Such an engaging sight to see your classroom evolve from open space to this reading corner and collaborative circles! You did a marvelous job, Michelle. I look forward to photos with children in them.

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  7. So much to celebrate! I love the library!! and the stings of lights. :0)

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  8. So much here to celebrate. I love that books are such a major part of your classroom environment.

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