Welcome to Room 17!
I hope you and your child had a wonderful summer. I had a very relaxing vacation, but now I'm back in the classroom and getting ready for the students. I'm excited! I can't wait to meet you and your child on the first day of school.
See you on Thursday, Aug. 19.
I'm looking forward to beginning our journey.
Here's a sneak peek of one of our first lessons...
Ish, by Peter Reynolds. In the story, the main character gets discouraged when his drawings are criticized for not looking very realistic. His brother says his picture of a boat doesn't look very much like a boat. Fortunately, his sister helps him see the beauty in his drawing by proclaiming, "It's boat-ish." Because of her unique perspective, his mindset changes and his imagination soars. He delights in creating many other pictures, poems and stories - all very ish. Some (of the many) lessons we learn from this story are things don't have to be perfect to be of value, there's joy in simply creating, and have a growth mindset.
I love this book because it always helps me to remember:
I may not be perfect - but I will always be Ingle-ish.