October 23, 2016

October 20, 2016

Thursday's Quote | Preserving Memories

We can hold onto moments and prolong their joy
when we give ourselves the chance to write about them
- and so I write to treasure and preserve memories.
- Tara Smith

October 18, 2016

Slice of Life | Every Morning

Every day, our leader wraps up the Good Morning time with this...

Leader: Let's say the class motto together!

Class: We'll work hard and have fun!

Leader: And remember to...

Class: Encourage each other!

Class: And never...ever...give...up!

Leader: If we fall down,

Class: We get back up!


October 13, 2016

Thursday's Quote | God's Word & Promises

As I prayed God's Word back to Him, I was filled with faith instead of doubt.
My confidence in God and His promises increased, and I trusted Him to fulfill the promises in His way and on His timetable. - Cheri Fuller

October 11, 2016

Slice of Life | Snore

Something I've noticed during our read-to-self time...
It's hard for students to whisper read when they are reading Elephant and Piggie!
The books are full of so much emotion and my students love getting into it!
The other day, I burst out laughing when I was working with a student
and I heard a loud, "SNORE! SNORE! SNORE!" from across the room!
He was reading, "I Will Take a Nap!"


October 6, 2016

Thursday's Quote | For our Children

I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them
to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life
on their own terms, allow them to take the subway...
- C. Joybell C.

October 4, 2016

Slice of Life | Still Time for a Book

At Birchmount School, we have a hard-working group of parents who plan a Fall Fair every year! There is also an outpouring of help, from families and staff, in getting ready. They send treat-filled jars, cupcakes and more. The community has so much fun coming together for the evening!

Before I headed to the festivities to volunteer, I was in my classroom tidying up. I heard voices and noticed one of my students coming down the hall with his mom. Their hands were filled with treats. Even with all the excitement going on in the other part of the school, K wanted to show his mom something in our classroom.

What he wanted to show his mom was the Elephant and Piggie book I had read that day. Together they sat on the foot stools and he read it to her with great enthusiasm!



October 2, 2016

Sunday's Photograph | LL Bean Sweater

Twenty-five years ago, Cousin Dawn packed my stuff up in her van
and drove me, along with Mom, to Eastern Nazarene College in Boston.
(I think it's strange that Annie has worn my very cool
LL Bean sweater to ugly Christmas sweater parties! Wink!)