For the first time in my educational career, this year I have been responsible for teaching my students Bible. Unfortunately I don’t have a Bible curriculum, but I do have a bilingual Jesus Storybook Bible and a random Bible activity book that have been doing us just fine. For the most part I have been … Continue reading The Easter Story (as told by a First Grade Teacher)
A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine shared an article on Facebook that was called something like, "Dear Girls, Stop Wearing Bathing Suit Bottoms that Show Your Butt," or something ridiculously lame. (I just Googled "dear girls stop wearing" and there is a freaking website called dearblankpleaseblank.com which just exists to tell people … Continue reading Thirteen Reasons Why
At the beginning of 2015 I choose a word to define the year - soften. At the end of the year I did feel softer - in my attitudes, in my words, and in my relationships. And I wanted to keep that flow going. So this year, rather than choose a word, I chose to … Continue reading Letting go of criticism
You've probably heard said, "I learned everything I need to know in kindergarten," or something like it. Well, in first grade in addition to teaching my lovelies phonics and addition, I like to think I give a refresher course in "everything I need to know." In first grade we practice sharing and taking turns and putting … Continue reading Here’s the thing about our consequences
Tomorrow will be my fourth first day of school as a teacher at Las Palmas. Tomorrow begins my fourth year of my dream job. This morning I was up on my roof redoing my laundry (it rained yesterday and the only downside of rain is that it undoes all the clothes washing you did if … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Ron Weasley and another new school year
This week Nicole and I reinstated Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Daystar hosted a group of really cool women, I started a new writing project, we had an assembly about electricity at school, and I celebrated Valentines Day with all the single ladies. Articles/blog posts: 20 Things People Over 20 Should Stop Doing at Jarrid Wilson … Continue reading Check this out!