Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Are you Nervous?

New grade, new teachers, new classmates, new shoes--it's a new school year. Everyone is nervous. All the teachers are nervous. All the students are nervous. It happens every year. It even happens to old teachers that have seen many new school years. 

Should you be nervous as you start this year in Reading Workshop? Maybe, maybe not. It all depends on you.

It's really easy to succeed. It all comes down to just three things.

1.  Work hard--always do your best. Set a high standard for yourself and give it your all. Never turn in work until you are sure it is your best.

2.  Respect others--treat people kindly. Show friendship and care towards others. Help your classmates when they need it. 

3.  Be responsible--take care of yourself. You aren't a little kid any more. It's not up to me, or your mom, or dad, or grandma. Your success depends on you.

If you do these three things, you really have no reason to be nervous. You will have the best year of your life this year in sixth grade. You will learn a lot and have fun doing it. You will be successful. Your parents, grandparents, and teachers will be proud of you. 

No need to be nervous--YOU WILL SUCCEED!


Emily Allen said...

At first I was really nervous about 7th grade but now I'm fine and I'm glad that you taught us the things you did.

Mr. McGuire said...

I am glad you are enjoying McDowell!

Makayla McDaniel said...

That's so true in Mr. McGuire's class you work hard an he rewards you. I was in Mr. McGuire's class last year and I loved Mr. McGuire. He taught a lot, you just have to listen to hear them. I'm with Emily I'm glad that you taught us the things you did because it has helped me at McDowell so far. I really miss you keeping things in order.:)

Mr. McGuire said...

Thanks Makayla. I am sure you are doing a great job at McDowell. Keep in touch and take care!