Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Near the end of our Reading Streets-Unit 5, we read the story "Talking Walls".  This is a story of how murals tell a story.  This ends up being the perfect end of the year activity.  For the past two years, I've had my students work in groups to create a mural of their own about our school.  Last year, my class donated their mural to the Principal, where she proudly displays it on the wall behind her desk.  This year, I've decided to keep the murals and display them in my room for next year.  They are so amazing and contain the hearts and souls of my awesome students.  I've included some pictures below.  The writing pieces are difficult to read, but I've included a couple pictures of them.  As I read their feelings about how the mural made them feel, I had tears in my eyes.  Their hard work and dedication showed in their mural and in their writing. 


Happy Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2013

On this beautiful, sunny Memorial Day, we should all be thankful for the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.  I am especially thankful to my Marine Corps retired husband, Marwan, for his 23 years of service to our amazing country.  He served honorably and faithfully!  I am also thankful for my nephew, Zach, who is also a U.S. Marine.  These two men are just a few who serve and protect us.  I am humbled by their sacrifice and thank God everyday for our military.
I also want to thank all of the parents of my students.  Your service makes me proud.  The service of your wives and children make me even prouder.  I am blessed everyday to work with your children and have them in  my life.  You all are my heroes!!  God Bless

MY HERO!! (Marine on the right)

Been a while!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wow!  It has really been a while since I've posted anything.  I was so busy with preparing for our daughter's graduation and family coming in that I completely had to put everything on the back burner.  Now that she's graduated (see pic below) and family has returned to their homes, life is almost back to normal.  With the end of the school year approaching, I'm not going to promise normal for very long :)!

As the year winds down, I'm looking for any suggestions/comments on ideas for the blog for next school year.  My intention is to make it more like a classroom webpage so that parents can access classroom information (policies, procedures, etc.), as well as see all of the exciting learning happening!  I'm open to any suggestions/ideas. 

Have a great week!