Saturday, September 22, 2012

Capture the Flag

Our students had a blast playing Capture the Flag tonight.  Here are a few highlights...

getting the flags and snacks ready...

rule and strategy time...

some students came more prepared than others- love the black ninja ready to hide in the dark!

We love our students and are so thankful for the opportunity to invest in their lives- they are great!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Life of a Teacher

Well, life is different now that I'm a teacher.  It is more stressful, I'm much more tired at the end of the day, and I feel like I'm constantly working.  I go to sleep and dream about my lesson plans and about my kids.  I wake up still tired.

Today was the first day I left school really feeling good about the day.  I felt like I got a lot accomplished, like my kids ALL learned at least something, and that I saw progress.  It feels good to be able to say that.

Special Education is hard, but their smiles are priceless.  When they reach for your hand to hold in the halls, your heart melts.  When you see a light bulb finally go off in their head, you feel accomplished.  And when you are caring for their needs, you are showing them Christ's love.

It is a humbling job.  It isn't glamorous.  It is hard.  I'm learning, working, and becoming.  Do I always enjoy it?  Not yet.  But I'm learning to appreciate the small and love my kids- and that is what is important.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

$10 Starbucks Giftcard for $5

Living Social has a great deal today- you can get a $10 Starbucks giftcard for only $5!  A Starbucks just opened in one of the grocery stores in our town, so this is perfect timing!

If you'd like to purchase your own, click here.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Waiting for Autumn

Do you love Fall?  I love the crisp air, the beautiful leaves, the food, the festivals, and the fairs.  Although I love every season, each year I'm more convinced that Fall is my favorite.  With September rolling around, I'm in the mood for mums, pumpkins, and spice.  I think I'll go buy a new fall air freshener, and put out our fall wreath.

I took a look at my "Happy Fall Y'all" board on Pinterest today.  I haven't looked at it since last year, and it has me even more excited for fall decorating and cooking!

Here are some of my favorites...


Apple Cider Pancakes

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