The idea of having fourth graders set their own course for working and learning is not widespread. It can be hard to find people who are trying the same thing in their classrooms- people who might be able to shed some light on my fumbling around. The lovely and talented Ann Marie Corgill, is doing this work in her fourth grade class in Alabama. She started it a month or so before we did, and inspired me to give it a go. With not much more than a hazy vision of what independence and self-determination would look like, we launched.
I’m working on them. Here’s a draft.
- I think it’s mandatory that spending time with my family find its place in between work and work
- Fit my two weekly runs in between work and family and work
- Write every day, even if it’s just a speck
- Greens every single day! I’ve been slacking on this one!
- Be kinder to myself, like not accusing myself of slacking on things
- I’m truly inspired by Franki Sibberson to wear lipstick more often. I’m going to shoot for a couple of days a week. And get this- I’m wearing my false eyelashes at least once during the 50 days.
Wish me luck. I mean effort.