…a few thoughts on remembering…

So, I’ve seen lots of posts lately saying that for teachers, it feels like May has like 100 days. Well, I thought that was a cute statement around mid-May, but now, I think it’s quite accurate. We finished up round two of testing today, and I’m so thankful we’re on the homestretch, but I tell ya, this teacher is T—I–R–E–D. Big time. That fatigue comes out in little ways. Like I have forgotten my phone a couple times as I’veRead more

today…

“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. ❤ Thankful for the end of one day and the hope for  a fresh start tomorrow. I love the quote by Abraham Lincoln that says, “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” I’m thankful for that for sure. Sometimes we can jump way ahead and miss the joy in the day. Am thinking I want to be like Winnie-the-PoohRead more

…a few thoughts on resilience…

I saw this little dandelion in the parking lot at school the other day. It was after a long day  that still had lots of places for me to be and things for me to do…and maybe that’s why seeing this dandelion made me smile with gratitude. It made me think about resilience…and how resilience, the ability to bounce back, is a pretty cool thing. Resilience doesn’t develop in the ease of circumstance. It develops in the midst of obstacles.Read more

Thankful Thursday

There’s a corner of my classroom that got fuller this week. It’s the corner right behind the chair where I spend a good part of my day teaching small groups. It’s ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’ and I have truly felt appreciated in so many ways. Here  is just one of them. I work with a sassy little kindergarten student. He’s quite the competitor. One of the games we play involves using dice to teach  the ‘counting up’ strategy, one-to-one correspondence, andRead more

Wordless Wednesday

Here are a few morning photos from the other morning just before (and after)  the sun rose. I took the long way to work and then realized I had forgotten my phone.  Oops. But  I wasn’t too disappointed to have to see these sights again in a different light. The deer were too cute…like they were standing at attention or something…and then they disappeared into the woods. I guess they had places to be and things to do, too. ThankfulRead more