The guidance counselor came in yesterday to talk about problems. Her goal was to help the students figure how this to take a step back during a situation and think about the size of the problem. “Is this a big problem or a small problem?” We were hoping this would help them get a scale…… Continue reading Big problem, little problem
Learning that humans, Can make mistakes and learn, To do better now. First field trip ever! Anticipation building, First time on the bus. Ice in the forecast. Safety is priority. Tears, disappointment. Extra recess, snacks, Coloring during singing, A silver lining.
Being 6 is great Slumber parties are starting. Friendships are forming. Notes and pictures are being shared daily. Being 6 is great. Letters have sounds, which make words when you put them together, and now we have stories! Being 6 is great. Responsibilities are starting. Feeling proud about working hard. Getting different opportunities than before.…… Continue reading Being 6 is great.
I asked a lot of questions today. Hard ones. Ones without an answer (for now). Some that might remain unanswered. But they needed to be asked. Not because I like being a squeaky wheel, But because it’s the right thing to do. I will forever vow to ask the right questions in order to advocate…… Continue reading Hard questions
Why is it so hard to say all of the things you want to say, but you just don’t know how? Or when? Or if at all? For now they will just stay in draft form. Waiting patiently for that check of approval.
I wasn’t allowed to attend sleepovers when I was a kid. I most certainly wasn’t allowed to host any. Why? Something about “not wanting to deal with grumpy kids the next day”. A sorry excuse (ever hear of a nap? Oh wait- that was also a rule- no napping or sleeping all day). Of course…… Continue reading Sleepovers
Sometimes you just need a little bit of school-appropriate trash talk about March madness amongst colleagues…and a York peppermint patty of course to get you to the end of the day. It got me though this Friday, the end of a week full of full moon behavior. It will be forever known as “going mask…… Continue reading Wow
We have a bit of a dust problem in my house. In fact, we have had this same problem before in the previous house. A project gets started, conversation happens about precautions, and then the dust settles. Literally. It settles on the carpets- but you cannot see it much, so it must not be there.…… Continue reading Just a little dust
You can tell it’s a Wednesday, partly because I thought it was Thursday for most of the day. You can tell it’s a Wednesday because I tossed my reading plans out the window and regrouped. It wasn’t working and wasn’t worth trying for two more days. You can tell it’s a Wednesday because the kids…… Continue reading Wednesdays
I will wake up at my first alarm, but not today. I will get to school at the time I want, but not today. I will get that 2nd step lesson in during morning meeting, but not today. I will fill out that form, again, but not today. I will print and send that other…… Continue reading Not today