As January comes to a close and we think about what the rest of the year might bring, we invite you to share your personal and professional goals and resolutions with one another. Using this thread, share your goals for 2019 and encourage one another in those efforts. Whether your goal is to spend more time doing hands-on projects, rearranging your classroom to provide flexible seating options, adding more opportunities for student-led learning, or doing mindfulness exercises to start your morning off on a positive note, we want to help renew your spirit and energy and support your aspirations for the coming year.
I will kick us off with my resolution for this year:
I am adding gratitude journaling to my daily morning routine, spending time to really think about the many people, events, and life experiences that enrich my life. It's a simple way to start with a positive attitude, and at any time during the day expressions of gratitude can be added.
The expressions of gratitude don't always need to take the form of words-mine will also be a mixture of drawings and doodlings! Each journal entry will include some kind of drawing or experimentation with a new Crayola product to expand on my thoughts (while practicing my art skills) and give thanks for the opportunity to continue to learn and grow.
Whatever your goals may be, we wish you a happy and prosperous new year. As a thank you for sharing your resolutions, everyone that comments on this post before February 12th will receive a promo code to get the art started with Crayola.
As we look to the future, think about what your dream classroom looks like-what color are the walls? What kind of seating is there? Are there twinkly lights on the ceiling? Art on the walls? Sketch it out! Everyone that shares a photo of their dream classroom design will be entered to win a special prize from Crayola!
We are looking forward to reading (and seeing!) your responses!
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