Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Leadership and Vista Print Linky Party

"The leader always sets the trail for others to follow."

I was tidying up some papers around my house and came across a speech my 13 year old son had written for his Teen Leadership class last year.  I had never seen it before and was quite impressed with his insight.  I liked it so much, that I'm going to adopt it as my "mission" statement this year.  Here are the highlights:

How to be a Great Leader 
by Jared

1.   Be authentic. Be true to yourself.  If you aren't being yourself, you aren't truly living.

2.  Care about people.  The more you helps others, the more they will help you.

3.  Make others feel good.  People always remember how you made them feel.

4.  Be honest.

5.  Smile often.

6.  Be positive and focus on what is right.

7.  Be self-sufficient.  It is your greatest freedom.

8.  Be a part of something you believe in.  

Pretty good, huh?  There's only one thing I would add.  

9.  Start every day anew.  Do not dwell on mistakes.


I'm joining a Linky Party hosted by Christina at 
Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge for Vista Print fans.  

I've been using Vista Print for years.  I started using them while I was an Avon Representative (a great part-time job for a stay-at home mom!).  The quality is excellent and their products are inexpensive and, sometimes, free!  Here's a few products that I have ordered this summer:

I couldn't resist the owls!  The top is a post-it pad.  The Homework pass was printed as a business card.  The third is a return address label.  The bottom is a business card.  I stick a magnet to the back for the parents' refrigerators!  

Click here to join.

I'm hosting a Math Daily 5 Linky Party.  I would love it if you would share how you use Guided Math in your classroom!



  1. I love your Vistaprint creations!! I just submitted my order to them & am anxiously waiting. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. I am your newest follower! I also gave you two awards! Stop by my blog to pick them up!

    Being Elementary in Middle School


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