Saturday, December 29, 2012

Joy Jar

Well, I'm adding another resolution! :) I'm going to do this personally and figure out a way for us to do it in the classroom. It's called a Joy Jar and each day you write down something positive that happened that day and if you are having a bad day, you could go back and remember some good things. I'm all about focusing on the positives! We've had a lot of changes to contend with this year and some still looming overhead-so believe me when I say there's been a lot of negativity to dodge.

In our classroom, I think we could use it the same way. As I mentioned before, my kiddos are starting to get a little too comfortable and I feel like I'm wasting a lot of time redirecting or repeating instructions. Getting ready for dismissal is the worst time of day, some kids go to different dismissal points, getting folders passed out (thinking you are done with the folders and then 7 kids remember they never took them out of their backpacks), etc. I want to somehow work it out so they can be ready to go a few minutes early and we can write something positive down for our day and see how many we can collect before the end of the year. Maybe we could even do some kind of project with them at the end. the wheels are turning.

Anyway, I was excited so I thought I'd share! :)


  1. What a wonderful way to end the day. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Thanks for sharing- let us know if you do implement it in the classroom.

  3. Love the idea! Glad to find another Texas Teacher blog!