The New Year is here, and it's been a busy start! I can't believe I'm looking at the calendar and that it's already mid-January! We're coming up on the end of our second quarter, which means that we are just about half way through the school year. The time is flying. My group is so fantastic that I wish I could just hit the pause button, though don't let me fool you in to thinking that I'm not also looking forward to summer break. For now, I'll look forward to enjoying an extra day of sleeping in this week. I love 3-day weekends. Whenever I hear that a district is considering a 4-day school week, I think of how fantastic it would be if every weekend was 3-day weekend!
Anyway, I digress. When we returned to school, my classroom had a great discussion about peace. We tied it in with a discussion about Martin Luther King, Jr. I was so impressed at the conversation that we had, that I decided to use it for my January bulletin board. Each student was asked to explain what peace means to them. They wrote down their answers and then we shared our different ideas of peace. We are in an area with a number of military bases, so there was a lot of great discussion about keeping our military safe, which of course teared me up, since my hubby is military. Beyond that, I was so impressed that they really tackled bullying in their ideas of peace. I thought it was really important for them to hear each other talk about that. I wanted to share my board and some of the ideas that my students shared. It really gives me a lot of hope that these students are so aware and concerned with having peace in our world.
You can download this for free at google docs here:
Peace Is Printable
Wishing you all a 2014 filled with peace and harmony!