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How many of you have a different attitude about Fridays than you do about Mondays? I know I usually do. By Friday, I am usually ready for the weekend, ready for a much needed break. Mondays roll around, and I hit the snooze too many times and want to pull the covers back over my head. I get to school and teachers talk about how tired they are or what all they have to do this week.
But how many students feel just the opposite? How many dread going home on Friday and look forward to coming back to school on Monday? How many feel that coming to school is the best part of their day, let alone their week?
How many of them long for a place where it is warm.
A place with hot food and fresh fruits and vegetables.
A place where someone says hi with a smile.
A place where someone says, "I am glad you are here today."
I think about this from time to time, but I can't say I think about it on a regular basis. This weekend I saw a tweet that really gave me a new perspective and changed my attitude about Mondays.
|This tweet was from Steph Frosch @steph_frosch.|
I smiled and said with new enthusiasm, "I love Mondays!"
Of course they looked at me like I was crazy, but I just smiled and replied, "I get to see all of you."
I want to make every Monday matter in my classroom, because it might just be the best part of someone's week.