With a new beginning many review and reflect on the 2020 year and then move forward into 2021 by making personal and/or career resolutions.
Did you make resolutions or did you set goals as a new year was ushered in?
Resolutions can be defined as a promise or a wish to do better. Most often resolutions are made with good intentions, purpose, and determination. However, by February many resolutions are left behind. They become abandoned resolutions.
Most often goals include tangible objectives and plans for what one intends to accomplish all through determination. Goal setting provides direction to achieve desired outcomes.
To be more precise—set SMART goals.
To learn more about SMART goals read my post on the GROG Blog.
Students who read are students who write. It’s a reciprocal process.
Teachers who encourage vocabulary development create stronger readers and writers.
Authors Mary Jo Fresch and David L. Harrison teamed up to write a resource book for teachers, EMPOWERING STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF VOCABULARY; LEARNING HOW LANGUAGE WORKS, GRADES 3-5, National Council of Teachers of English, 2020.
Five chapters share definitions and examples as students are introduced to the “Nyms Family”—Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Figurative Language, Word origins, and more.
Teachers, readers, and writers are sure to find this book a handy resource tool.
Johannah Elisabeth Palomo is 22 years old. J1 graduated from John Jay Science and Engineering Academy in 2016 as salutatorian. In May 2020, J1 graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas that included a policy research intern at ACLU. This fall she headed to University of North Carolina. This is her first year in a PhD program studying sociology.
Joshua Alexander Palomo is 17 years old.A senior at Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas, J2 is currently third in his graduating class of 3,000+ enrollment. He plays the oboe and tenor sax. Scholarship opportunities are already coming his way for Ivy League colleges since he scored 1500 on his SAT.
Jaxon Zachariah Palomo is 13 years old.J3 aka “Red” attends Stinson Middle School where he is an 8th grader. Both he and Joshua participated in a dual language program elementary through middle school and are bilingual-English and Spanish. Red plays soccer and football.
Henry Owen Leopold is 14 years old.Mr. H attends Founders Classical Academy in Schertz, Texas [northeast of San Antonio] and is in 8th grade. Henry participated in a culinary school extra curricular program. He plays the violin. Henry even built his own computer.
Charlotte Eleanor Leopold is 10 years old.Miss C attends Founders Classical Academy and is in 5th grade. At one point she participated in music lessons with a cello. Charlotte participates in running events with a program called “Girls on the Run”. She likes to garden.
Lily Catherine Leopold is 11 years old.Lily is in 6th grade at Hoffman Lane Elementary School in New Braunfels, Texas [north of San Antonio]. She enjoys reading, dancing, arts and crafts, and swimming in the backyard pool.
Lane Austin Leopold is 10 years old.Lane is a fifth grader at Hoffman Lane Elementary School. He is acquiring Spanish as a second language as he participates in a dual language program. Always full of energy, Lane is on the move. He rides his bike and swims.
Pa Perry and Oma Sue are proud of our seven grands.
Tony Sarg, loved to figure out how things moved. R. H. Macy asked Tony to design the Macy’s department store holiday windows in New York. In 1924, the Macy’s employees were treated to a parade with the invention of the “upside-down marionettes” created by Tony. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade became a celebration for all on Thanksgiving Day. The type of helium Tony used continues to be used the today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
This biography about Tony, the marionette man, encourages creative, engineering inventions.
Grab a pair of scissors and print the following PDF file for a Balloons Over Broadway Activity Kit.