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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Five for Friday Babeeee!!

Can't tell you how glad I am that this little gem is still going strong!  If you are new to blogging and trying to figure out where to start, this is a great spot!  It keeps you accountable and is an easy way to create content each week.  

So excited about this new addition to our classroom!  
Public Montessori kiddos occasionally need down and dirty fill in sorta stuff.  This was one of those times.  I noticed that many of my kiddos wanted to learn time and although there are many Montessori lessons that fit the bill, sometimes you need a constant reminder.  They are loving telling me time at any given moment in the day and it has become a great teaching tool as we walk out the door to various places in the school.  Follow this link and grab the freebie

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Doozie I tell ya...

Sometimes life throws you for a loop.  For me, that means a lot of God stuff.  It means I have to lean in hard to Him and trust that, in the words of my pastor, Greg Surratt (Seacoast Church), I need to "not lose faith in the end of the story."

2016 was a very rough year for my family and I.  Divorce, a move and crazy immediate family drama are all part of the storm that I have traveled through in the last 365.  It's been hard and it's been sad and it's been yucky and it's pushed me to be all in with God or hang out on the fringe.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Five for Friday...WHAT, WHAT!?!

WOW!  It's been quite a long time since I've posted and I am so sorry for that!  I've missed sharing every Friday with all my internet teacher friends!  Life has thrown me for a loop and a new school year in a brand new school with a brand new teaching adventure ahead means I'm getting my groove back!  So stinking excited about all of it!

So, let's get this party started!

Lower Elementary Montessori!  WOW!  The beauty and amazingness of kiddos who have lived and learned together for at least 3 years but for some as many as 5 years...that's a really good thing!  I started this job just a few days before teachers reported to school and hit the ground running.  I met my kiddos on Monday and the only newbie to the group was me!  These kids rolled in and sized me up and over the last 5 days have tried a few tricks but overall, we are going to have a great year!  They are brilliant and funny and energetic and I am so glad to be on a new professional adventure!!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It's a slow Sunday afternoon for a tardy Five for Friday!  Sorry I have been absent for a few weeks but my family is going through a major upheaval and sometimes just waking up each morning is the best you can do.  I'm moving forward though and thats a good thing!  If you are a prayer...say a prayer for us!  We need it! :)

Looking across teacher land it appears that most people celebrated the 100th Day of school sometime this past week!  Ours was delayed by 5 days due to the 5 days we had out of school in October because of the 1000 year flood that hit SC.  The kids had a blast and so did I!
These are just some of the fun things we did with links to the FREEBIE products that we used!

 Many of our AWESOME staff dressed up as well!  This is one of our assistants who even passed out mints! :)

And then there was this old of my teaching besties!  You can't really tell but she is about 100 weeks pregnant!  We have always called her the baby because she is indeed the baby of our team but today we called her Sarah!  As in Moses' wife! :)  Please notice the tissue tucked in the sleeve of her sweater!

We made these super cute 100 Days Smarter crowns.

They came from this fabulous TPT store!

And all of the kiddos, 3year olds through kindergartners worked on this fun graphing paper!

Of course you can't celebrate the 100th Day without the 100th Day snack!
We used this one because I had the most of these items on hand! :)  There are a few other really cute things included with this paper!

 And our day ended with a sharing of our 100 things.  This was the best method ever!  I sent home a one pager that they got last Friday so they had all weekend to collect!  They brought their items in a plastic water bottle!  That kept everything in one place, projects were small and everyone got to share! 

All in all it was an outstanding day!

Like I said earlier, the last few weeks have tried me beyond belief.  I'm a Christian and its a good thing because my God has covered me with his grace and mercy and gives me these little gems every once in a while to remind me that I am His Daughter and He's got this!

And as if that wasn't enough, I came home from school Wednesday and this was hanging in a cute gift bag on my front door.
I mean REALLY!  I cried.  Real. Live. Tears.  It can be overwhelming when you have friends this awesome!

I may have mentioned a time or two that I go to a most amazing church.  It's one church many campuses...12 to be exact in SC.  Seacoast is the name and it's my home away from home.  I walked in 5 years ago and never looked back.  Once a year we have an outstanding Women's Conference called Chosen.  About 1500 women attend and in 24 hours we are renewed, energized, centered and brought to our knees by the power and presence of God!  This year was no exception.
We heard from amazing speakers, worshiped like nobodies business and were reminded to be Fearless!  We are amazing, strong and courageous creations.  Gifts from God to the world.  Daughters of the King.  It was a message the I really needed to be reminded of.  God is so, so good.

This is one my girls from church!  We rode together and stayed together and drank wine together and loved some Jesus together!

I went for a pretty speedy run the next morning.  It was 42* and I was not prepared to run outside but I needed to put down some miles so ran around the shopping mall across the street.  Freezing but felt great!

Another of my church bestie joined us down there and we shared a hotel room with her!  Such fun!

We even took a quick minute to run to IOP and say hello to the water!

Can hardly wait for it to happen again!

I am lucky enough to have my youngest punk attend school where i teach.  He is also in the mOntessori program and is in his last 80 days of 5th grade!  His teacher has this white board outside the classroom door.  The kids are in charge of changing the message.  

That's good stuff right there!

I'll get back to more school stuff next week but just wanted to share a little of the personal stuff this week!
Have an amazing week!

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