Most teachers like to get out of their classrooms during their break. They go to the library or an empty specials classroom or the cafeteria to get work done or to do something that is not at all school related. I, however - and this is the homebody in me - love to be in my classroom. … Continue reading First day of school!
A few weeks ago in First Grade A we studied the time when Jesus turned five loaves of bread and two fishes into enough lunch for thousands. I have so enjoyed teaching Bible for the first time. I was nervous, as I have mentioned here before, but armed with my Jesus Storybook Bible and the … Continue reading Moved to Act
The thing about being a teacher is that no matter how successful I am, I fail. The thing about being a teacher is that I have 19 students in my care at one time. That’s 19 little human beings with their own personalities and preferences and learning styles and likes and dislikes and lengths of … Continue reading Being a teacher
Saturday night I hosted a sleepover. Because sleepovers are so much fun and because apparently seven hours a day five days a week with my students is not enough. Saturday night a friend of mine and I climbed on a moto and went to pick up two of my precious students (and one big sister). My … Continue reading Here’s the thing about her
Pastor Miguel preached recently about the importance of Scripture. I mean, that wasn’t the topic of his sermon, but he definitely mentioned it. He reminded us of how important it is to hide God’s word in our hearts. You might read the Bible today and it might not speak to you, he said. You might … Continue reading Here’s the thing about what I’m thinking about lately
When I was interviewing for teaching jobs during my last year of college, one question I asked each school was, "How much of your student population is made up of natives?" I did not want to move all the way to Honduras just to teach American kids, when I could've just as well stayed in … Continue reading Here’s the thing about blonde baby dolls
I decided March was the perfect time to finally read the Twilight series (I started book three this morning), start yoga (thanks Adriene!), and go back to Jarabacoa. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is this week. A week with no school is a great way to wind up March and head into April. BLOG POSTS & … Continue reading Here’s the thing about March