Wednesday, January 19, 2011
1. This is my first sub job since New Years
2. This is my first sub job in a school other than the one I student taught at
3. THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE SCHOOL I WOULD LIKE TO TEACH AT!!
So, I'm a little nervous. But I'm VERY excited.
Wish me luck :)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Don't be afraid to ask the girls questions. Some great ones are: What is your goal? What will your troop do with their proceeds? What are some of the things you have done with your troop?
Don't like cookies? On a diet? If you don't want to purchase a box of cookies for yourself, feel free to order a box for soldiers. You will pay for the cookies as usual and the local girl scouts will make sure the get to a soldier! Or, you can make a donation to your local troop.
As the girls participate in the cookie program, they will: Discover a strong sense of self, gain practical live skills, connect with their group members, Take action as the learn to work together as a team.
100% of the porceeds stay in the local council!!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Here are some tips from the first chapter which focuses on the childs feelings:
- Instead of denying feelings, put their feelings into words (it makes you feel, or you don't like)
- Instead of criticism or advice, acknowledge their feelings with a word or sound (mmm, oh, or I see)
- Instead of reasons and explinations, give in fantasy what you can't in reality (wouldn't it be great if...)
- Instead of ignoring feelings, Accept feelings even as you stop unacceptable behavior
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
On my honor I will try:To serve God and my countryTo help people at all timesAnd to live by the Girl Scout
I will do my best to be:Honest and fair,Friendly and helpful,Considerate and caring,Courageous and strong, andResponsible for what I say and do,And to respect myself and others,Respect authority,Use resources wisely,Make the world a better place,And be a sister to every Girl Scout
We've probably spent the most time talking about how to "help people at all times" or "be Friendly and helpful." In September I sat in front of a group of 7 girls five just starting kindergarten and two in first grade. All but one were new to Girl Scouts. I asked them "how can you help someone" at first they all seemed to thing they were too young to help anyone but after some coaxing, one said "we can help someone up if they fall." True, that is a way we can help someone and I was very excited that they had come up with this answer. Maybe I was a little too excited, they seemed to get stuck on this example and not just for that day but for several weeks. Of course they all thought they had come up with different ways to help by saying the could : get an adult if someone was hurt, help someone up, tell an adult, get someone a band aid... the list seemed to go on and on but always revolved around someone falling down.
As time went by a began to slip some suggestions about service projects or actual service projects into their activities. We drew pictures for service men (and women) for veterans day, talked about things we were thank on thanks giving and I made sure to bring up the "big" things like a house and food, and we made Christmas ornaments to take to the senior center when we visited to carol at Christmas time.
Monday, January 10, 2011
My dad got laid off in December, right after I graduated, so my mom is the only one working in our family. Needless to say, we are a little stressed out right now.
Since the last time I posted I've had a birthday. I was lucky enough to be able to have lunch with two of my best friends! They are about to start their student teaching, so their may not be much time for us to get together this semester. In fact today was supposed to be their first day student teaching and it was canceled because of the weather. I wish them the best of luck this semester and I know they are going to LOVE it!!
Saturday I started the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program. At first I was a little nervous and I didn't actually start counting points until yesterday, but I did great. At bedtime, I had two daily points left over so I rewarded myself with a cupcake (4 points) and used two of my 49 weekly points. So far today I've only used a third of my daily points so it looks like I may get to eat that last cupcake tonight ;)
Saturday I also held a big parents meeting with my Daisy parents. Cookie sales start THIS FRIDAY and since daisies are 5 and 6 years old this is the first time most of them have participated in cookie sales. Believe it or not there is a LOT that goes into this and there are many rules that the girls and their parents must follow. The parents meeting went really well and we were able to stay and plan out the rest of our year, and the girls came up with a great service project (I'll explain more another day). We even got a new girl!
I hope all of ya'll had a very happy New Year!! and be on the look out for girl scouts starting Friday!!! If you live around Columbia, SC and would like to buy from my girls just let me know :)