Words are Gifts

This Week: 5 4 3 2 1

I found this structure from my TeachWrite Notebooking group earlier this year:

It is a very good way to reflect on your week and yourself, looking ahead

with purpose.

5 things that made me smile

My students’ words

Being with students face to face and starting to enjoy teaching ‘physically’ again.

On screen messages from my boys

My power walks with K

Friendship with colleagues: We had a brief masked birthday party, danced a little, ate a yummy cake and worked!

4 words to describe my week






3 things I plan to do this weekend

Enjoy my healthy food

Work: I have an all afternoon PD

Write: I have many writing groups and some challenges to fulfil

2 things I learned this week

‘Silence is golden’

That you can’t do everything or take on all the load.

1 goal for next week

To be positive and give myself the opportunity to notice “stars.”


5 responses to “This Week: 5 4 3 2 1”

  1. So glad you are getting a chance to do some in person teaching:) It is so different and I was grateful for every in person day (sadly we are online again right now). I love this format and have been using it weekly too.

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  2. Thank you for this structure. I must try it myself and with my students. I really like this lesson learned- “That you can’t do everything or take on all the load.” Well done and have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. I love this structure…I will definitely borrow this at some point. Even just writing that makes me a bit more aware!! Thank you

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  4. I love this post, Juliette. It radiates joy and gratitude. Your #2 – what you learned – also resonated me. I feel like I need to keep learning those lessons over and over. Sometimes the hard way. I’ll have to give this format a try sometime!

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  5. Keep looking for stars J, wish I could join you at the party! 😉


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I am am Elementary school teacher at an International IB School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. I write with groups of writers, such as Teach Write.


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