Found some notes I wrote to share with my students on the first day of school a couple of years ago and wanted to blog them today:
You are here and I love you–no matter who you are, what kind of student you are, you are loved.
How you can have the I LOVE YOU! Attitude: If you come in thinking you’d love something, more than likely, you will. If you come in thinking the opposite, more than likely THAT will be. Do you want to be happy? You have to choose to be for that to actually happen. Have a great attitude toward life in general.
EXPECTATIONS –you should know what is expected of you. Everyone knows this, but sometimes we need reminded. (Go over general rules here.)
ART is all about YOU–put your heart in everything. You rep yourself when you make a piece of art.
You should want to better yourself by learning.
Get the best out of every class you take–every situation you are in. (Talk about grades here.)
Do NOT come behind my desk unless given permission.
The last one cracked me up a little. That rule was so important to come up with, because if you could see my room–you would understand. There’s so much stuff back behind my desk as including wires I have taped to the floor so I lessen the chance of tripping and hurting myself. Sometimes it works! HAHA!
The rest of the stuff I wrote down, we can all apply to life…
I LOVE because it makes life BETTER…BEST EVEN!
I try and keep the rules in mind. (it helps ALOT)
Whatever you create (or do)…it’s representing YOU. That is so important to remember.
LEARNING IS IMPORTANT (yes, this is kind of a theme this week in my bloggin’ and I talk about it alot)
And the second to last one up there is like my saying: IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW YOU LOOK AT IT. You have to look at the best in all situations if you want to be able to except whatever comes your way. It’s a given.
Sometimes NOTES help us remember that we are still on track or we need to adjust some.