It’s hard to believe that another week has passed us by. I cannot believe how time flies and all the work that we’ve done in our class this year so far. You’ve created so many amazing projects, and done so much. What are you most proud of doing so far? Take some time to go back through Google Classroom and your Halton Cloud and comment what work you’ve been most proud of this year and why. Also, post one thing that you still are having trouble with and jot down a plan to help you get better at it.
Our blog this week is all about self-confidence. Take a minute to actually think about that for a minute. What does self-confidence mean or look like to you? Is it being able to talk to a teacher about something that’s bothering you? Is it standing up in front of the class, the school and sharing something? Is it standing up to someone who is being a bully or rude to someone else? However you define it, self-confidence is key to living a fulfilling life and the more we can develop our self-confidence (not pride or boastfulness), the happier we tend to find ourselves as well as those around use. For your task this week, I want you to visit the following link to lifehack.org and read through the 22 quotes they have posted on self-confidence. Choose the two that spoke most to you and write them down in the comments below. Beside each one, explain why you chose that quote and how you are going to use it to help you develop more self-confidence.
I read about this video the other night and I knew I needed to see it. I was blown away by the fact that this monkey cared enough and it was a part of his genetic makeup to spend 20 minutes helping to revive the other monkey. In our world, where sometimes we only hear about negative things or sadness in our country and others, I think it is so powerful and inspiring to watch this act of true kindness in nature.
This week, I’d like for you to pass on the positive feelings and write down a story of true kindness that you know about. It can be something that you read, something that you’ve done, heard about, or that someone you know has been a part of but share the kindness story you know. If you don’t know a kindness story, create your own by finding time to be kind to someone else (preferably someone who doesn’t expect it) and make their day.
Let’s have a Friday where we read about the amazingness of others and use their inspiration to make us strive to be better!
January is the month that people come back from holiday’s and really take a long look at what they’ve been doing, how they’ve been doing, and what they want to improve on. They set goals and resolutions, to make sure they’re focussed on the right kind of life for the upcoming year. This will be our chance to do the same thing. For your blog post this week, take some time to think about how you’ve been doing in class lately, and how you’re feeling about your work ethic, yourself as a learner and health-wise (I included this one because I’m all about a healthy new year!) Write down:
2 things you want to keep doing that you’re proud of.
1 thing you wish to change (with regards to your learning).
1 health goal (mine is to bring a healthy lunch twice a week).
Make sure your goals are achievable! Jot these down in the comments below and let’s work towards continuing to be amazing!!!
Mr. Steltman's Class
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