Monday, August 18, 2014

One Word Project

Jon Gordon, author of the bestselling book, The Energy Bus, spoke with teachers at the opening assembly for the 2014-15 school year, passing along a message of positivitiy and prompting teachers to select one word to guide them through the new school year. 
One Word is a movement. "It's all about scrapping a list of goals that are easily forgotten. Instead One Word asks participants to choose just one word that sums up who you want to be or how you want to live. Choose one word that is the focus every day, all year long."

Team 1 teachers knew it would be fun to involve students in the Energy Bus/One Word project. Mrs. Robinson, our principal,  joined the team and read the student edition of the book to our classes. 
After much discussion on the new school year and this project, students were challenged to choose a word.

The words ranged from silly and fun to quite thought-provoking.


Flip books were created to record each student's word. The hope is students will discover the big impact one word can make.  


We are trusting this one word will become the compass that directs our decisions and guides our steps.

The One Word project is giving us one more way to create a positive, productive environment at our school. Please take some time and ask your child about the word he or she chose and the reason why.

28 comments:

  1. Hi I'm Destiny and I love the idea It's so creative. Just wondering how did you come up with the idea?

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  2. Destiny, you may read more about the ONE WORD movement hereOne Word and The Energy bus here Energy Bus

    I hope this helps!

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  3. I love your printable! Is there anyway I can download it?

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    1. I'd love to share. I am forever setting up my page of free printables for readers to download. If you want to drop me an email, I will send a PDF file for you to use.

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    2. Thank you so much! My email is steph925@gmail.com, my school is using this book as our kick off to school book and I just love everything you did! Thank you again!

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    3. Can I please get the pdf as well? I'm wanting to use it with my sales team. Thanks!

      Lucasmcalpin@hotmail.com

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    4. Hey I would love this as a PDF! My email is boyd2jm@gmail.com Thank you!! :)

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  4. Mrs. Full, this is great! I am also incorporating the book for our back to school theme, and would love the printable! My email is masonn@spart6.org. Thank you so much!

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  5. Hello Mrs. Full! I am very impressed with your creativity. I too am implementing this theme this school year. I would love to have the PDF. My email is harriserica@hotmail.com. Thank you for your inspiration.
    Erica

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  6. Could you please send me the file as well? We are doing the book school-wide this year and would love to incorporate this as well. Thank you! My email is Rhonda.crigger@pike.kyschools.us.
    Rhonda Crigger

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  7. Please send me the file. My email is debjones@k12.wv.us. Thanks so much!

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  8. Love, love, love!!! We are beginning the year with the book as well. Would you mind sending the PDF? greenem@franklinschools.org Thank you!

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  9. I love your idea! May I have a copy of your pdf?

    Thanks:)

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  10. I love the Energy Bus! I read it to my class last year and would love the activity to do with my class this year! awinters1987@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  11. Just found your site through Pinterest as I was looking for resources for the One Word project as well. I love this book and decided to do it with all of my 4th graders this year. If you could send the PDF, I'd be so grateful. Thanks so much!! My e-mail is jsaner@tinora.org

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  12. I am in love with this activity. I would love it if you could send me the PDF's. Thank you so much! lleder@msd.k12.ny.us

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  13. This is awesome!! The energy bus is the theme for our school year and I am looking for meaningful activities that we can do and post in the room for this year. This one is the ticket!! If you could share the pdf I would be very grateful. Thank you!!! Vlehman@sowashco.org

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  14. This is awesome!! The energy bus is the theme for our school year and I am looking for meaningful activities that we can do and post in the room for this year. This one is the ticket!! If you could share the pdf I would be very grateful. Thank you!!! Vlehman@sowashco.org

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  15. Hi! Could you please send me the PDF of this activity? It looks like a great idea. My email is jflores@gckschools.com Thank you!!

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  16. I would also love a PDF of this activity! Thank you!
    krwhite@rcentral.org

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  17. I am currently using the Energy bus with my classes. Would you mind sharing please? beebarneman@gmail.com? Thank you in advance

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  18. I am planning to use the Energy Bus in my classroom guidance lessons. Please share a copy of your pdf to katturco67@gmail.com

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  19. I've been using the Energy Bus in my third grade classroom and love this activity. Would you share the pdf with me?
    boucherr@mclouth.org

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  20. Wow, I love this! I am planning to read the Energy Bus and would love to do this activity with my students. Would you share a copy of your PDF? Thanks! cathy.ewers@cobbk12.org

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  21. This is awesome! I am planning on reading the Energy Bus for kids with my class this year and would love to do this activity. Would you share a copy of your PDF? Thanks! slake@seton.pvt.k12.ia.us

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