Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday   Am in a few book studies these days… some professional, some devotional ❤   Am so aware that there’s always so much more to learn in order to grow and live well and love well… But I’m also letting myself sit in the knowledge that there IS always more, and will always be more…and that’s okay.   Thankful that I know more than I did yesterday, and hopefully will know more tomorrow than I do today.  Hoping that whatRead more

Weathered

So, the moss on these pilings was a vivid green, full of life.  The water that crashes in with the waves daily onto the pilings of the pier takes a toll.  The pilings aren’t clean and smooth and brownish-gray, they are weathered and alive with color.  Vibrant. The waves that crash in leave their mark on these weathered pilings and the marks tell a story.  The weathered look from the wind and waves and moss adds texture and beauty thatRead more

Common Ground

You can find them there in the classroom on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  They talk about the weekend and pets and paint colors.  They laugh and smile and compare whether high top Chuck Taylors are the best or not.  It’s a 15 minute appoinment that’s regularly kept by this first grade student and this young and energetic art teacher.  There are lots of smiles and talks with ease that build a bridge for helping a student transition into the worldRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge – “Awestruck”

The first grade student comes into my room. “Can you read this to me?” he asks. My heart just melted as I saw this little guy’s attempt to write a book. He looks up at me with these big eyes. Oh boy. It’s not quite decipherable…after all, this boy struggles with reading and here is his attempt to write a book…in cursive. Yikes. I made a big deal of his attempt and took a picture and asked him to shareRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge – Learning

I initially posted this in September,but couldn’t resist posting again because of today’s Daily Prompt Challenge – Learning Style. This little guy is definitely a kinesthetic learner…he learns by doing.. He was born with a natural curiosity. From the time he was a little boy, he was exploring, finding, observing, discovering, creating, and learning about his world. His curiosity propelled him to learn things by observing and interacting with his environment and he conquered woods and streams, oceans and backyards.Read more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ “Favorite Things”

On Tuesdays and Thursdays I have 3 students come to my room for lunch. It’s become a comical highlight of sorts of my week. We’re working on social communication during the time of ‘fine dining’ of school lunch cuisine. Today they were excited because the freezer broke at school and hot fresh pizza from Pizza Hut was ordered in for the entire school! In fact one of the students whose FAVORITE things include “eating”, had finished his entire slice ofRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge – We Can Be Taught

He was born with a natural curiosity. From the time he was a little boy, he was exploring, finding, observing, discovering, creating, and learning about his world. His curiosity propelled him to learn things by observing and interacting with his environment and he conquered woods and streams, oceans and backyards. Of course he liked to get all the toys and sports equipment that little boys like. But he’d request things like a chemistry set, a telescope or a microscope whenRead more

Daily Post-Dreams

He dreamt of going to the Education Without Borders Conference in Dubai.  He dreamt, worked, researched, planned, wrote, and waited. Sometimes the waiting is the hardest part! He waited and waited, and then came the news that he was invited. He flew to Dubai and learned, participated, presented, and inspired. He was one of six presenters chosen to represent ideas for change…global change in the area of education. He dreamed and saw that dream come to life. In the process,Read more