Thursday, August 29, 2013

Can't is Illegal

I'm fairly certain in the six days that I've had my new crew that I've asked them to do things some of them weren't quite on board with.  The thing is, I'm not going to stop nudging.  We've got nine more months of nudges to experience.  Well, just in case anyone ever thinks of verbally backing out, we made a little poster for our room this week.
    

My inspiration was the version below that I found on Pinterest.  Click on the picture to visit its owner. 


So sure there are non-verbal ways of saying "can't" but my hope is that the reminder on our wall sends the message that at least speaking the word is illegal.


Pin It!

16 comments:

  1. Yay ... you're a class of 'can doers' ... just like the first-grade classroom across the hall from me. Those kids will remember that forever!

    Mrs. Quigley shared The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper at the beginning of the year and I Knew You Could by Craig Dorfman at the end.

    Barbara

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    1. Barb, I love the term "can doers." Thanks for adding to my post!

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    1. Rachel, I'm glad you like it too!

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  3. What a positive learning environment you have in your room! Love it!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, I do try to make it positive. I hope to get better at it every year.

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    1. Miss Nelson, so glad you like it!

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  5. Now I'm excited to go back to school, Tuesday! I CAN do this! I have an I CAN jar, but I like how much more visual this is and perfect for starting out the year. Thank you!!
    Jenny

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    1. Jenny, it's something that will be on our wall for the entire year, so I'm planning on referring to it lots! :)

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  6. Love this! I usually start the year reading The Little Engine That Could and discussing this same thing. The poster would be a great addition to it!

    Crystal

    Teaching Little Miracles

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    1. Crystal, I'm glad this will fit well with what you're already doing.

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