I realized that I needed a couple little pick-me-ups to get through the day. I started looking and I found that there are a lot of amazing things that can help to reshape perspective and add a little warmth to the cold, sadness of the Monday after winter break. When I rustled up these cool resources I knew that I wanted to share!
The following are three amazing, colorful, and FREE resources to make this January the best ever!
The 30 Day Happy Teacher Challenge
So, what is this little gem you ask? A friend shared a photo of "The 30 Day Happy Teacher Challenge" on her Facebook page and I was totally inspired. Each day of the month has a suggestion to help you realign and reset and think positively. The calendar says things like "Compliment another teacher on something they have done well for their students or the school. Appreciation goes a long way." What a great idea! Here's another suggestion from another day of the month: "Think about the top 5 things you love about teaching. Write them down and have them somewhere as a reminder when teaching gets stressful!" I dug around and found this high resolution copy on TPT. It's FREE everyone. Go download and take a fresh perspective on our first week back.
Colorful and cReative To Do Lists
Needless to say, that baby was printed off in less than 5 minutes and was filled up with things I needed "to do!" I even checked some things off the list once I wrote them down. It's already helping!
Get the lists for yourself when you follow this link to the free download.
Colorful Music Video with Regina Spektor
The basic idea of the video is a person who is about to fall in love. She keeps saying things like "I've never loved nobody fully. Always one foot on the ground." The video shows Regina in a world of black and white. You can tell that she's holding back and not really letting herself go and trust her emotions. It's late into the song when you see her pull a heart-shaped pendant necklace from around her neck and let it drop. You realize she's going to take the plunge and follow her heart. She's willing to risk the pain of loving someone for the beauty that might follow. And oh, it is beautiful and colorful and fun! The heart explodes into dazzling color and what comes next is truly delightful.
Okay, so enough said, watch the video.
Check out the video here and enjoy!
Be inspired my friends! Go forth and really enjoy your days and revel in the exploration that you get to have with kids each and every day! I know it might be cold, snowy, and white outside but let yourself enjoy a little warmth and color with your precious little kiddos!
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