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Friday, 18 December 2015

  Some of these are Smiles, but we all need the positives:

10 Facts Every Woman Should Know:

1. Everyone has rolls when they bend over.
2. When someone tells you that you're beautiful, believe them. They aren't lying.
3. Sometimes we all wake up with breath that could kill a goat.
4. For every woman unhappy with her stretch marks is another woman who wishes she had them.
5. You should definitely have more confidence. And if you saw yourself the way others see you, you would.
6. Don't look for a man to save you. Be able to save yourself.
7. It's okay to not love every part of your body....but you should.
8. We all have that one friend who seems to have it all together. That woman with the seemingly perfect life. Well, you might be that woman to someone else.
9. You should be a priority. Not an option, a last resort, or a backup plan.
10. You're a woman. That alone makes you pretty remarkable.
 -Austin Blood

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Merry Christmas to Friends and Fellow Teachers

I hope the following week brings you many happy moments. 

 Remember to take time for yourself, and enjoy the lights and your time off from work!

Monday, 9 November 2015

Veteran's Day/Rememberance Day

Veteran's Day: Rememberance Day

          November 11, is a very important day for all of us, and to me.  It is a day to remember all of the veterans and soldiers that have allowed us to live peacefully in the United States.  However, it is a  holiday that is hard for our little students to understand.
     One activity I loved doing with them, was to make a booklet of soldiers in uniform from the various wars and conflicts that were fought by Americans.  Watching their amazement of  seeing a Revolutionary War veteran thru to a picture of our veterans and soldiers today felt like a teachable moment.  In this small way, they were exposed to the expanse of the years our veterans fought to protect us.

    When possible we would have a visitor to the class who was serving our country now.  This soldier would tell them what it was like to be a soldier today.
       In my younger days, I was able to have veterans talk to our class from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, to present day.

    We also would spend time learning about our flag: red stripes for blood, white stripes for valor, and our fifty stars in a field of blue.

  We would say the Pledge of Allegiance and learn what the words mean, in language a little child could understand.
    A good resource video is: Red Skelton saying the Pledge of Allegiance and explaining the words. It really hits home.

   Today we have a large variety of immigrants, religions, and people in our classrooms.  However, without our veterans, we would not be able to still have our FREEDOM
Rememberance Day Poppy
Poppy credited to Sarah Pecorino