Every day 38 students, in two groups of 19, come into my classroom. (My very small classroom.) They come in excited and chatty. They come in with a lot of questions and stories and kisses and comments. They come in and they sit down and we get started. Every once in a while, while the … Continue reading In my classroom
Last Tuesday our school had a Christmas dinner. It was the first time since I've been there that everyone was all together in one place. The cleaning ladies, the women who work in the kitchen, the teachers, the maintenance staff (which is just one super cool guy named Ramon who reminds me of my dad), the … Continue reading We need each other
Here's the thing about my first year teaching first grade... it's over! I did it! We did it! Yesterday Glennon (I feel like we're on a first name basis now for how often I reference her posts) told us to love ourselves and be proud of ourselves for something we've done lately. Yesterday I sat with my … Continue reading Here’s the thing about my first year teaching first grade
Remember when I talked about my wonderful life and the things that come along with such a nice life that I don't want to do? The other day I was talking with a friend about the back and forth, the coming and going. I said, "When I'm there, in the States, I think, 'Maybe another year or two … Continue reading Happy Anniversary DR!
I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith … Continue reading Here’s the thing about precious little booger heads
Today I asked one of my students what her favorite animal was and she said, "Cangrejitos," which means, "Little crabs," which is a very random favorite animal for a four year old to have. And now that I've got you hooked (heh), here is a shameless plug (no really, I'm shameless) for our school. We … Continue reading The Palms needs teachers!
This week we celebrated our 100th day of school! Only 80-something more days to go. This week The Palms administration started the search for new teachers for next year! Anyone up for teaching PE or middle school in the Caribbean? Articles/blog posts: Acts of Love in the Face of Violence at THE LIFE NEUROTIC WITH STEVE'S … Continue reading Check this out!
We started this week off with a Missions Conference led by an amazing speaker/missionary from Spain/Mexico. (He's a Mexican missionary to Spain.) This week my tutoring finally started back up and I've been loving the cooler weather. It's no eight below (I see you, Michigan) but I actually wore pants and long sleeves at the … Continue reading Check this out!
This morning I got up at 6:44am (only after hitting the snooze four times, thank you very much) and read Luke 4. I got to school pretty early because I had some lacing letters to finish. But when I got over there I realized my contact paper was not where I thought it was (at … Continue reading A Day in the Life (with pictures!)
At the beginning of the school year one of our directors challenged us, as teachers, to think of our classroom as church - a place where we preach the gospel, praise God for His goodness, and give hope to the weary soul. In an e-mail sent yesterday, this same director reminded us of this way … Continue reading “So… how is that going?”