If I needed a sign that summer was almost over, I got one today with the eclipse.
Today is the first day that they have allowed us back into the school. Before this, they were waxing, cleaning, sorting and organizing. Check out my clean blackboards, fresh floors and desks! Some of the desks are raised on platforms to create standing desks. This is called "Flexible Seating" and I have a few options around the room. Students will find ball chairs, stools, regular chairs, and chair cushions to help them find the best learning environment possible. If they want to curl up in a corner - I have a few lap desks.
As I sit here over the next two weeks, I will soak in the fresh wax smell, and think about programming. One thing is certain, I will greet students at the door with a smile and a hello. Growth mindset and developing a positive view of being a learner will be the underlying theme for all the students that walk through this door. Attitude is a little thing that makes ALL the difference - together we will prove this.
I know these words are currently just being put out into the digital universe, but I hope you have found it and are following along. Please feel free to comment and follow us on social media: Twitter, Instagram and maybe even Snapchat if I can get the kids to show me how it works.