This is Mrs. Ricks with a few Words of Wisdom.
On the last Monday in May, the whole nation will celebrate Memorial Day. The school year will soon be over, and many people will celebrate with picnics, barbecues and other fun activities.
But there is another side to Memorial Day that we shouldn't forget. It's a day for remembering the brave men and women who died in war. Many Americans will put flags and flowers on graves of those who died, and in some cities, there will be Memorial Day ceremonies.
The important thing to remember is that this is the day to honor those who have died in our country's wars, while also remembering to celebrate the the freedom we enjoy as Americans.
With something to think about, this is Mrs. Ricks. Make it a great day... or not. The choice is yours.
Welcome to school today!!
Week of 5/18/20
Your Words of Wisdom for this week:
Have you ever heard the story of the Crow and the Pitcher? One day a very thirsty crow found a big pitcher with just a little bit of water at the bottom. The problem was that when the crow stood on the pitcher and tried to reach down to the water, he couldn't reach the water.
But the crow was very smart. He started picking up pebbles off the ground. One by one, he dropped them into the pitcher. With each pebble he dropped into the pitcher, the water began to rise higher and higher. At last the thirsty crow could reach the water and take a big gulp!
What's the moral of this story? When you have a big job to do, sometimes you have to do it one pebble at a time...little by little, step by step, until finally the job is done. So Panthers, it may seem that you have lots of work to do this week, but be like the crow. Do a little at a time and it will get done.
Call me if you need help getting your work done.
Challenge: Can you make a schedule and show what you are going to do each day to have your work completed by Friday?
So... make it a great day or not, the choice is yours!!
Week of 5/11/20
Your Words of Wisdom for this week are from Harriet Tubman. She said:
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world."
What is your dream? Where do you see yourself ten years from now? If you can dream it, you can do it. Keep making steps to achieve your dreams. Ask for help if you need to. Your Emerald Shores family is here for you. Better believe it!!
Here is a poem by the great African-American poet, Langston Hughes:
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
This is Mrs. Ricks with your Words of Wisdom.
Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.
Call me if you need help taking steps towards your dream. Talk to me about anything you need help with.
Challenge: Tell me about someone you know who achieved their dream. Give that person a shout out!
New Words of Wisdom and challenge every Monday! See ya!