This used to be a very important day to me. And now... I really don't care because...IT'S SUMMER! Everyday is Saturday. Insert a Ferris Bueller Oh-yeah! (which will now be referred to as a FB Oh-yeah throughout this post)
So, Jill from Marvelous Multiagers, does this cute thing on Wednesday where she shares what she is currently loving. Then Heather from Peacocks and Penguins jumped on board too and I thought, I wanna share what I love toooo! I'm such a joiner! hehe
Right now, I'm absolutely loving my alarm clock. Know why? Wanna guess? I bet you already know. Ready? Here is is... it doesn't go off at 5:45 everyday! In fact, it doesn't go off at all. It just sits there...looking pretty. FB Oh-yeah!
I'm also loving Blue Bell Ice Cream Sandwiches. It's like summer in my mouth. Yum! The mini-sandwich is only 100 calories each...such a bonus!
I love my husband for actually remembering to rinse all the dishes last night after I fell asleep on the couch a bit earlier than planned. It made it so much easier to do the dishes this morning. Thanks babe!
Y'all already know this, but I'm now loving Pinterest. I know I was late to party, but I'm glad I finally showed up. I mean, check out this fabulous idea for a quick math station. It meets two of my very crucial crafting guidelines: #1 it's easy and #2 it involves using my glue gun! FB Oh-yeah!
That got me thinking...Wouldn't this be a great activity for the classroom? You could easily incorporate this into morning meetings. One day a week just have kids make a list in their writer's notebooks of things they are loving right now. Then...share.
I'd bet money or even my newly made money sticks that if you did this weekly, kids would start thinking about what would go on their list all week. They would look. They would try to notice the little things that make them happy, like new crayons or pizza day. Through teacher and student modeling, I know they would come up with some really amazing things.
So many of my students focus on the negative because they deal with so much more than what any 4th grader should be dealing with at home, but this activity could change their perspective, even for just a moment. They could start looking for the positive.
Okay, I'm sold. I've convinced myself that this is great activity. Did I convince you too?
So, what about y'all? What are you loving right now? Think big or think small, but think about what puts a smile on your face and comment below. See...that's one more thing I love...COMMENTS.
One more for good measure... FB OH-YEAH!