Sunday, March 25, 2012

en(courage) & a Freebie!

Encourage= to inspire someone with the hope or confidence to do something, to stimulate by approval or help, to support

Your comments in my last post were filled with encouragement; THANK YOU!  I am hopeful that a few days with no alarm clock, many hours with my fav Chris Tomlin CD, and a lunch or two with friends will bring back my joy.

When we return to school on April 2, the kindergarten version of the SAT will be waiting for us.  My kinders took the practice test last Friday and managed to fill in the circles with adequate finesse.  I will be staying late to go over the booklets with a magnifying glass, considering my discovery from last year:  one skipped answer can be considered a "valid attempt to not attempt the test".  Furthermore, one unfulfilled test can skew the compilation scores for the entire class.  Especially if the unfulfilled test belonged to a very on-the-ball student.

Lesson learned!  Do not trust the test booklets to anyone else!

I will be preparing goodies and surprise treats for my little lambs, including these notes of encouragement.  I hope they will be helpful to you, too!
You Are a Smartie


  1. I hope you enjoy lots of sleep and Chris too. :)

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Encourage is my One Little Word for the year. I completely missed your last post and when I went back to look at it, I have to say that I've felt the same way too. I've been switching things around in my room, trying new schedules..just SOMETHING to get out of the kinder rut. Enjoy your Spring Break and hopefully it will renew your spirits!

    Kinder Kraziness

  3. As always, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your vacation!

  4. So glad I found you. I've been feeling just the same way and it's great to watch others push through to the joy.

    First in Maine

  5. I love the encouraging little notes. It's so important for up to be the ones cheering these little guys on.

    Lovin First Grade


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