September 23, 2017

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I started learning how to play the ukulele over the summer.

I play "So Glad I'm Here" with my class every morning now.

I noticed that I have been sharing how I feel a little nervous and have to be brave to play in front of them.

It's something else music teaches.

September 21, 2017

Thursday's Quote | Classroom

Redefine rigor in your classroom. Reintroduce joy, creativity, and play. Take risks. Embrace failure wholeheartedly. Grow as a teacher. - Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz

September 20, 2017

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On my way to school...

1. Watched a yellow lab stick his head out the window in the van in front of me. Such freedom as his ears flapped in the wind! I found myself longing for that feeling.

2. Used my horn to let that same van know that it was about to hit me when it started to change lanes with me beside it. A couple light honks can be helpful in a situation!

3. Enjoyed getting all the green lights as I drove on Mapleton Road. It was a refreshing change!

September 19, 2017

September 18, 2017

Monday's Song | Still


Hide me now
Under your wings
Cover me
Within Your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm
Father, You are King over the floo
I will be still, know You are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know His power
In quietness and trust

September 17, 2017

September 15, 2017

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Paris, daughter of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, shared an Instragram of a door frame at their home. To see it, click below. She wrote the following comment:
This has been written on the inside of a doorframe in my home since 2013, but I truly just noticed it for the first time the other day. After investigating its origin, I discovered that this is a ritual my mom had with my brother. It's not a marker of height, but of vocab "height." It represents the best or most sophisticated word you can think of at your current height. ~Project789~
What a wonderful way to encourage new words!

And what a sweet connection with her son.

Over the summer, I started following Merriam-Webster on Twitter to help learn new words and their meanings. There are so many fabulous words out there that I don't use!