As the 1st January sets the tone for the whole year, that is the way things work for us teachers in the beginning of the new school year, in September...So what are the New Year Resolutions for us? A school year full of laughter and cheerfulness, a classroom community without problems and accidents, and a handful of resources that will prove to be inspiring!
What is a better way to start than with "Johny Appleseed"!! A legend with a warm heart, however a man that really existed, who planted seeds -the way we do for our students- and wanted those seeds to grow into the best apple orchards. I can totally identify with Johny as a teacher (although I can't imagine myself with a tin pot on my head and a sack as an outfit!! Too much a fashion victim to do that!), hoping my students for this year will manage to turn the seeds into the most wonderful apple trees!
Happy new school year everyone!
A few FRUITFUL teaching ideas :