Today was fun. Our school has an award for teachers that goes out each week. If you are chosen the Powerful Maverick of the week, you not only get to park in front of the school for a week (woo hoo!), but also you get to wear an awesome glittery CAPE all day on Friday. Who wouldn't love to wear a cape??? This week I was honored by one of my colleagues with the Powerful Maverick award. The very best part was that it was presented by students of mine who had some very sweet things to say. I think the kids loved my cape as much or more than I did! They felt like it was their award too.
It would be cool if we could all walk around in a cape and feel awesome. I want my students to realize that they are the real Powerful Mavericks. They are the ones who are putting in the work to be the best they can be. Over our spring break next week, I am going to create some sort of mini cape for them and give them to my students before we take our state writing assessment on the 30th and 31st. Maybe that will remind them that they are powerful and capable of flying to the highest places imaginable in their very own awesome and glittery capes of knowledge :)!