To begin setting daily intentions, our discussion begins by asking ourselves what we hope to accomplish or how we would simply act during the day.
What do you want to accomplish today?
How do you want to engage with others today?
How do you want to treat yourself and others today?
Once we establish our intention or focus for the day, we make an action plan.
What will it look like in action?
What does it sound like?
How will our intentions change the course of our day?
After using this practice for a couple of months, we added a grateful journal. The journal is helping us appreciate the big and little things life has to offer.
After returning from Christmas break, we chose one word to focus on in 2022. After much discussion and making a list of words, we chose a word that spoke to each of us. The words, worthy, care, kind, believe, fearless, creative, lead, focus and action were chosen. After decorating a poster with our word, we displayed them on our door. As we enter our room, we touch and read our word to remind us of our commitment to ourselves.
The students in the Blue Band (3rd-5th grade) are thoughtful, curious, and expressive. By practicing their intentions, they are identifying their unique place in the world. I’m proud to be alongside them on this journey.