The 2013 school year!Whether you’re a mom of preschool-aged children, a homeschool parent, or a teacher in a public or private school, you knew the coming of the first day of school was inevitable. Over the next 10 months you will guide, inspire, encourage, and applaud the growth of the students in your care.
As you and your children embark on the educational adventure together, it is important to use the everything-you’ve-got approach to help assure the success of your children and their educational experience.Today’s resource is not as much about the end product as it is the path taken to obtain the end product. Completing the activity will help each of us take a closer look at how we solve problems. An understanding of how we approach a task or challenge is, indeed, useful information that will help with educational planning.
So, put on your thinking cap (No, wait, that’s the next blog post scheduled a couple weeks from now!), relax, and take time to study the challenge, and complete today’s activity.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A WHOLE HOLE?
How can you create a hole in an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper that is large enough to climb through?
Pushing your hand through it won’t work.
Forcing your foot through it won’t work.
If those methods don’t work, then reread the second paragraph of this post for a hint—use everything-you’ve-got!
|USE ALL OF THIS!|
Do you still need some help?In a nutshell, or paper hole, this activity is a reminder of some of the many things necessary for a successful school year to take place.
1. Remember to use as many resources available as possible.2. Remember to relax—our minds are better prepared to tap into our creativity when we are calm.
3. Achieving success takes time. Children master skills at different rates. Adjust for this.
4. Turning bigger goals into several smaller goals helps assure success.
5. Approach challenges from more than one direction.
6. When we teach children, we must remember that everyone needs help from time to time. If you can’t determine the best way to help a child master a skill, possibly a colleague, friend, or even a student can devise a teaching strategy that will work.
Remember that you have a whole year ahead of you. Next spring you will look back on this month and wonder why you were the least bit apprehensive about SY 2013-2014.That being said, grab your scissors and use this photo tutorial as a way to grab your students’ attention this year. How many students can fit through a hole in an 8 1/2” by 11” piece of paper?
|THINK: HOW DO I USE AS MUCH SURFACE AS POSSIBLE?|