This year’s April showers not only brought the budding of May flowers, but also many other awesome joys!
First let’s admire the natural beauty of Spring… Pause and “smell” the… flowers:
And now onto the highlights of an Awesome April:
From successfully proctoring the PSSA to a group of 22 nervous 3rd graders, as well as leading them in Yoga before each of the 6 sections, to celebrating being blessed with another year of life and adventures (24!), and best of all, welcoming a new friend into our lives, Samson (More on him below!), April came and went before I could turn around. With no days off in sight, I thought April was going to drag on and leave me exhausted and ready for a second spring break. While I would definitely not oppose a second spring break, or even just a long weekend, April ended just as quickly as it began.
While the NCAA’s March Madness may just be reaching it’s grand finale round of games, I am declaring that the “Madness” that had inhabited Room 306 during the past month is over. We survived. I am not exaggerating when I say we really had reached a state of madness by the time our blessed Spring…read more »
The Pennsylvania Department of Education Mastery Charter Mann Special Education Audit Week, in a Nut Shell: -Stressful-like your life, your work, and your students are under a microscope-interviews, observations, clarifying questions… -Negative-let me just give you this scene: The woman in charge of the audit (the State DOE employee) leaves the administrative/Special Education Team’s Mid-Audit “Feedback Meeting”…read more »
February has been a trying month, at best. In the past few weeks, I have found myself wondering if I will be able to get out of bed in the morning due to exhaustion, and along with that I have been trying anything and everything just hoping for a snow day.. But February just keeps…read more »
Today, is the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. A man I have come to admire for his strong faith, just beliefs, and brilliant boldness. His ideas on education, and education equality, are ones I find I can easily agree with. Not only because they are right and just, but because I know where Dr.…read more »
Happy New Year! Welcome 2013! As the rest of the world celebrates the start of a new year, with fresh starts, new goals, and bigger plans, we teachers are nearing a yearly milestone as well… The Middle! While I may have participated in ringing in 2013 with the rest of the working world, the quick…read more »
A Loving Parent “Dear Teacher, I am sending you my most precious possession today, Trusting in your care what to do and say, Be gentle and loving and encourage him too, I’m trusting in you to know what to do, Show him things and let him draw, So he’ll remember the things he saw, Let…read more »
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou I know they forget, or simply do not hear, over 80% of what I say in a day… And I hope they forget at least 50% of the…read more »
Let me begin with a brief snippet of a conversation you would have heard last week in Room 306: Student: “I keep thinking you’re my mom…” Me: “I’m only your ‘School Mom’.. I can never be as great as your real mom.” Student: “Hmm.. I know.. But… you’re pretty close!” On a day I was feeling less…read more »
November has only just begun, and it is already proving to be an eventful time of the year in our classroom. From regrouping and refocusing after Hurricane Sandy caused us to close for two days, to the Halloween Candy “Hangovers,” the Election craze, and now… a Nor’Easter and… new students. As of today, we have…read more »