Monday, September 16, 2013

Work Hard - Be Nice

There are a lot of rules to learn when you start in a new class or in a new school. In 4th grade, we really like to emphasize these:
  • Show respect
  • Make good decisions
  • Solve Problems
Just about any behavior can fit somewhere in these 3 categories. They can even be further narrowed to just two:
  • Work hard
  • Be nice
Why are these things so important? Why do we spend so much time on this at the beginning of the year?

They are important because we want a happy, positive learning environment for all students. We want this to be a place where all students THRIVE. If students aren't showing respect, making good decisions, or solving problems, it's also highly likely they are NOT learning.

We're all on the same team, right? Let's start acting like it...

Please comment!

What is YOUR awesome? What are you going to do to add awesomeness to 4th grade? (I hope it's not Space Jam.)

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