One thing we talked about was goal setting. How we can get a real sense of accomplishment from setting, monitoring, measuring and achieving realistic and important goals. We talked about how a daily writing goal can give me a reason to say, "Yea, Me!" and how that's an amazing part of life. I told them that I hope they all have something to say "Yea, Me!" about every day.
Today I got a large (poser-sized) thank-you letter from Mrs. Hall's class, and tucked inside were "Yea, Me!" notes from the kids in her class. They said things like, "Yea, Me! I am awesome at soccer." "Yea me - I am good at math" "Yea for me! I can make songs rhyme!" "Yay me! I can read! I can write! I learned to tread water!" "I am awesome at getting my math done" "Yea me! I won my football game 21 to 0" and "Yes Me! I am a beast at soccer!"*
They also recommend chocolate instead of popcorn for curing my rejection dejection. I'll take it under advisement.
I am so glad for great teachers who work to make learning fun for their kids. Yea, Mrs. Hall!
*There was one that said "Yay me! I lick my life" - but we're all going to remember how much editing I need and not make a comment about that one.