Calvin and Henry both started school on the same day, at different schools. Calvin’s transition to school has been easy. Henry’s has been a little more complicated. Since Calvin goes to the school where I teach, he can ride with me in the morning and afternoon. At the end of his school day, one of… Continue reading First Days of School
I have spent the last two weeks laminating, cutting, hot gluing, printing, copying, cleaning, and organizing from basically dawn until dusk getting my classroom and myself ready for Open House and the first day of school. Open House was last week and it went well. I’m so thankful for all the families who came to… Continue reading Ready for Our First Days of School
Though the summer heat is still here in force, summer break is over for this teacher mama and the first day of school is fast approaching! All my teacher friends in California are back to school already and the teachers I know in Georgia, including my parents, are already a couple of weeks into the… Continue reading Getting Ready for School
I don’t even want to say it, but summer is nearing its end, sniff! sniff! But before I start writing about the coming school year (I’ll think about that tomorrow…), let’s re-live our beach camping trip! Yay! Look at that grin on Henry! He LOVED it. As my friend Leslie said recently, “Nothing sucks… Continue reading Beach Boys
We have been spending time with grandparents and cousins, getting lots of sun, having lots of fun, and very much enjoying our summer. In my own effort to relax as much as possible I have been letting the blog go by the wayside a bit, but here I am, doing a little summer catch-up starting… Continue reading Happy Happy Henry Day!
I’ve been really affected by the violence of this week. In the past, I have said my prayers and moved on. But this week, it’s harder to do that. It doesn’t feel like enough. There’s a quote from beloved Fred Rogers that makes its rounds whenever there is violence in the news. And it’s a good reminder.… Continue reading Trying to be a Helper
I’m not wishing the summer away – Not at all!! In fact, I am cherishing every moment of it because some big things are going to be changing around here come August! I’ve had IEP meetings for both boys this past month, and now I can share for sure that both boys will be attending school… Continue reading Everybody’s Going to School