This week's word of the week is thoughtful. Fourth grade has been having some trouble at times when teachers aren't around, so we are working together to be more thoughtful about our words and our actions.
On Monday we talked about this quote from Margaret Meade, a famous anthropologist during the 1960's:
We changed the word citizens to students, and we changed the word world to school. And then we talked about how things might change if we were thoughtful about how we talked to each other and if we were thoughtful about our actions. We talked about how sometimes it's hard to do the right thing when others aren't, and we talked about how good it feels when you take the time to do something, like pick up trash in the hallway or help a friend, just because it's the right thing to do. This week we are all focusing on being thoughtful about our words and actions, and hopefully we will be the group to make that difference here at Bear Creek.
Last week, we participated in five different school spirit days to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. These days helped us have some fun, show our school spirit, and also bring awareness to the fact that drugs and alcohol aren't the answer to problems when we get older. Again, we need to be all of our words of the week: Brave, Responsible, Helpful, Adaptable, and Thoughtful. If we continue to live these words, we will be able to avoid situations where we might encounter drugs and alcohol.
Our favorite of the week was Crazy Hair Day! Check out our pictures --- even the teachers got in on the fun!!