In addition to choosing, writing about and living with my own word, this week when we all gathered back at school after the break, I invited my students to choose their own OLWs. It has been a wonderful week, watching them ponder, discuss and play with possible choices. Yesterday, they all settled on words and created cards to announce their words to the rest of the group. Here are a few from the group:
They are also reflecting on their words in their notebooks, and I hope to share pictures of their notebook work once I have permission.
Today I celebrate the power of the OLW, in my life, my work, and my classroom. I hope the OLW will be a meaningful touchstone for each of us in 2016.