Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Journaling & Springtime in 2nd Grade

We made simple but creative
"Bunny Bags"
to later fill with Easter grass
and jelly beans,
and peeps!

Our math centers
are for lots and lots of spiraling
review of skills,
but they are engaging and fun.

I am now addicted to Tpt
(Teachers Pay Teachers)
online classroom resources.
These are by Amy Lemons.

Even if we still have snow,
we do have pussy willows!

I am on my spring break this week,
and am lovin' it!
I got to babysit my granddaughter,
all afternoon!
I will show pictures...I promise!

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014




Peace to you,

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In the Mood... start organizing,
spring cleaning,
and rearranging.

Fresh is the word!

How 'bout you?


Saturday, April 5, 2014

In and Out

In my head and in my heart (above).

Out my window:

The howling winds and the hail
are what actually woke me up this morning!
Hail on snow, on ice, on frozen mud
in spring.

Hahaha, real funny.

{I think I hear Christmas music again.}

Happy Saturday anyway!!!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rollin' with it

You know what they say...

When life gives you lemons...

...make lemonade.

My husband looked out the window
at the driving snow
and chilling ice
slushing down,
and turned on Christmas Carols.

It's white out.
But, hey, it could be a lot worse.

My observation is over!
Thank you for your thoughts 
and encouraging words.
Even after all these years,
I still get so nervous.
My hands shook.
oh well.

What's new with you?


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Balance :: Journaling

I feel such gratitude
for the teachings
of wise people,
unexpected smiles,
and music.

Do you know the "Avett Brothers"?
I listen to their CD called 
"I and Love and You"
everyday in the car.

Love it.
What do you love to listen to?

Tomorrow is my formal observation
in my second grade classroom.
I get anticipatory anxiety
in a BIG way.
Please, think of me and send me
relaxing, positive thoughts, okay?
I just need it to be over with!

I was driving past a church I always pass
on my way home,
but today the sign outside
wasn't quite as holy as usual.
It made me laugh right out loud:

"Praying for snow?
Stop it."


Spring? Are you there?


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Holding On...

Releasing into my journal
another looong week of eleven-hour
workdays inside
gray, snowy, blowy winter
days outside where I don't belong.

I am grateful for
my family, my friends(you),
and my journaling time,
however short.

This is how I nurture my Self.

It's important to nurture yourself.
How do YOU do it?