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.

76 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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    5. May I get a copy of your pdf for this project? jennifer.harper@trsu.org?

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    6. May I get a copy as well? This is SUCH a great idea! kavinger@Lcisd.org

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    7. can I get a pdf as well
      ashley.matlock@inglesideisd.org

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    8. If you are still willing to share, I'd love your PDF to use with our teachers and students. Thank you! My email is dlawless@dasd.org.

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    9. This is wonderful! I would love to do this with my students if you are able to share the pdf. Thank you so much!
      alison.stumpfig@fcps.org

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    10. I would love to receive a copy as well - cstrayer@bisd303.org
      Thank you in advance!

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    11. Hi Could I also get a copy? -- salazarka@ogdensd.org

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    12. Me too please! We are an Energy Bus school too and adding the One Word piece would be amazing! amandaak@leeschools.net

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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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    1. I'd love to share. Address?

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    2. I would love to have a copy of the PDF, we just learned that we will be using the Energy Bus at our school and we start on Monday. Not much time to gather resources. My email address is louella.murphy@desotoschools.com thank you so much.

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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. jkrafft@dkeschools.com Thanks:)

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  12. jkrafft@dkeschools.com Thanks:)

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. I would also love a PDF of this activity! Thank you!
    krwhite@rcentral.org

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. i'd love to have your pdf as well. thanks jolynnnieto@gmail.com

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  25. I would love a copy of the PDF?? My contact is mkopley@k12albemarle.org In the past I showed the One Word video and had the 5th graders write on big notecards their one word. I think this would work better

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  26. I would love to do this project! My email is kristy.walker@minot.k12.nd.us

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  27. I would love to have this for my students. Would you mind sharing this with me?
    mstockton1@cub.uca.edu

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  28. I would love a copy of your printable! This is such an awesome idea!! kpudil@darien61.org

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  29. Hi there!

    I'd love a copy of your printable as well, I can't wait to use it with my group! My email address is JPianko@bcps.org

    Thanks!
    Jessica

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  30. Can you sent me your printables too? THANK YOU!!!! michelle.franci@dcsdk12.org

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  31. Hello,

    If you still check this post I would love the printable as well!! Thank you!
    jamie.straile@gmail.com

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  33. Hi there!

    Could you please share the PDF for this activity?

    angkkrueger@gmail.com

    Thank you!

    Angela

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  34. Hello
    I would also love a copy of this PDF! Many thanks
    tracey_m@surreyschools.ca

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  35. Could I please get the pdf? Thank you!

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  36. Looking to revisit this book with my class for our second year together and this is the perfect followup to last years activities. Could I please get the pdf. Thank you. afisher@csdspartans.org

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  37. I, too, am implementing Energy Bus component this year and would love your download. Thank you so much! khaseman@napoleonareaschools.org

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  38. Please send me the pdf. Thanks!

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  39. Is there a way you could send me the pdf to use on the one word activity? Thank you!

    dcresap@perham.k12.mn.us

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  40. I would love to use this in my classroom! Could you please send me a pdf?
    janna.bright@pvsd.ca

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  41. Love this idea, Could I possibly get a pdf of your lessons :).

    Mykayla.brems@gmail.com

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  42. Please send a copy to me as well! This is AWESOME!

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  43. I would love a copy! skjungman@oconeeschools.org

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  44. If you are still willing to send out a PDF, I'd gladly take a copy.
    deschaner@wausaukee.k12.wi.us

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  45. I would love to have a copy of your PDF as well. tracy.webb@ocps.net

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  46. I would appreciate having a copy of your file. I would love to use it with our kiddos. Thank you in advance.
    journey2lr@gmail.com

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  47. I would love to have a copy of your PDF as well. suitelady2@aol.com

    Thanks

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  48. Hello, I would like a copy of your PDF as well. abrightgray@horrycountyschools.net
    Thanks, so much

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    1. Hi, May I have a pdf of the One Word Project PDF.
      Thanks

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  49. Please email me a copy. miranda.nanfito@hpstigers.org

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  50. I would love a copy of the PDF to use with my class
    cmb2792@gmail.com

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  51. Our school is also using The Energy Bus as a kick off! I LOVE it! May I have a copy of your PDF for the One Word Activity?
    maryt@wcs.edu

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  53. can I get a copy of the PDF as well! I want an energy bus theme next year! dvorakam@wdmcs.org

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  54. Can you please send me a copy of the PDF as well. Our school is working on Year 2 of the Energy Bus and we are following up with the book One Word.

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  55. Would love this! hollyag88@gmail.com

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  56. Hi! This is a long shot but I was hoping I could get a copy of the PDF! vsdawkins@iwcs.k12.va.us
    IF anyone sees this please send it my way! Thank you so much!!

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  57. I too am hoping that I can get a copy of the PDF!
    jmichael@fvdistrict221.org
    Would love to do this activity with my second graders!

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  58. I am a director of curriculum/principal and would LOVE a copy of this printable! Will you kindly send it to me at cskinner@medford-lakes.k12.nj.us?
    Thank you!
    :) Christine

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  59. I teach 4th grade and have just now discovered these two books! I had already planned a combined lesson using them together when I came across your post. I would LOVE to have a copy to use with my students if it is still available. Please send to rosebrockj@wcsdre1.org
    Thank you for creating this AMAZING resource!!
    JoAnn

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