Next week will be full of celebrations as family members arrive to celebrate Christmas together. Here are my celebrations this week!
One: My heart beat a bit faster when the news exploded with the hacking of Target’s customer’s credit card numbers. Recently I made a purchase there, but couldn’t remember the specific date. As my heart thumped in my chest, I checked my credit card statement on-line. Relief streamed through my veins when I saw the date I shopped was the day after the hacking. I celebrated that moment for me, but felt for all the people who will be impacted by this hacking.
Two: On January 2 I must do an all day, all staff presentation. My offices will be closed from December 20-January 6. This presented a problem for me to have all the handouts prepared and run off in time. I celebrate that our secretary offered to come in on Monday. This gives me two additional days to work. I appreciate that she will go above and beyond, which gives me the time I need to prepare for my work.
Three: Teachers’ attitudes were cause for celebration. I worked with kindergarten and third grade teachers on understanding the writing common core standards. They had been out of school for a week due to ice and snow, it was two days before break, and they are already short on time during their teaching day, but they were trying to figure out how they were going to make adjustments to their teaching to incorporate these standards.
Four: This week I went out to get the paper and was in awe of the spectacular sunrise.
Have a very Merry Christmas!