You Are Not Leaving; You Are Arriving…

You have all selected the one word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live or what you want to achieve by the end of your seventh grade year.

One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.

It will take hard work, and will require intentionality and commitment. But if you let it, your word will shape you and your year. It will guide your decisions and help you grow.

One word.

365 days.

A changed life.

What are our words?

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This Week’s News

For our last day of school, we will participate in the “one word” activity, which is from the One Word Three Sixty Five website.  The activity is designed to define each new year, and I think it will be a perfect way to begin to frame your future educational journey.  By next Thursday, please post your one word as a comment on this page.  I know each of you will select an amazing word to guide and define you in the coming year, and I’d love you to be able to check back here to remind yourself of your aspirations, and I’d also love your one-word goals to help other students find their own one-word ambitions.  At the end of this post, there are a few student examples, and the One Word website has many more examples.

Below is an excerpt from the One Word website to remind you of the task.

One word can change everything.

One word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live or what you want to achieve by the end of your seventh grade year.

One word that you can focus on every day, all year long.

It will take hard work, and will require intentionality and commitment. But if you let it, your word will shape you and your year. It will guide your decisions and help you grow.

Discover the big impact one word can make.

One word.

365 days.

A changed life.

What’s Your One Word?

One word that will become a filter, a diving board, a prod?

 One word that will serve as a compass for your actions, decisions, and priorities. All year long.

One word.

Because that is easy to remember. All 365 days of the year.

It becomes the filter through which you see and live your life. It steers your decisions and guides your steps.

It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought or a feeling or an action. It can be a character trait or an accomplishment or a place you want to end up.

A word that can be a reminder, a nudge. A word that you can reflect on, that will challenge you, that will inspire you.

One word that will serve as a compass for your actions, decisions, and priorities. All year long.

Your word can be anything you want it to be. All that matters is that it has personal meaning for you. This isn’t your mother’s word. Or your sibling’s word. Or your friend’s word.

This Week’s News

As we near the end of the school year, here is a list of upcoming dates to remember:

  • Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day holiday
  • Monday, June 1 – sixth grade day of service to beautify school gardens–parent volunteers needed–if you can help, please contact Kate Googins
  • Tuesday, June 2 – district-wide sixth grade Petaluma Swim Center swim party; lunch will be provided
  • Wednesday, June 3 – 10:00 a.m. sixth grade promotion
  • Thursday, June 4 – this is a regular school day for sixth graders
  • Friday, June 5 – field day–parent volunteers needed–if you can help, please let me know; last day of school, 11:50 dismissal

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