Sunday, April 13, 2014

Missing You


I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has taken my journey with me over the past few years.  My mom went to be with God on April 1, 2014.  It had to be the hardest day of my life.  I know that she is at peace and not suffering anymore.  My mom was the most generous and caring person.  She made a difference.  Not many people are able to accomplish that in today's world.  She touched so many lives and was loved by all who knew her.  I only wish I can accomplish half of what she has done in her lifetime.  Her passing has really made me think that I need to take time and smell the roses.  Little things in life can wait.  We all know they do not go away, but the most important part of our lives should be our family and friends.  My mom always put her family first.  She always knew just what to say and she always made you feel like you were the most important person in the whole world.  Not a day went by that we were not on the phone atleast two or three times.  She was my morning call on the way to work. What a better way to start my day.  Although, I feel so alone at times, I know she is with me and will guide me through anything that comes my way.  So again, thank you for all your support and kind words.  They meant so much to me.  Have a great rest of the school year and I hope everyone is enjoying some warmer weather.  

Donna

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Bright Ideas





Wow, reading all these awesome ideas is just fabulous.  I am having such a great time thinking about how I can implement these all in my classroom!  I have a cute idea that I do in my classroom and I hope you can use it.  It is our classroom Magic Spray.  It is very simple to use and the kids love it.  I have a spray bottle and I fill it with water.  Sometimes I will use food coloring or glitter in the bottle to make it more fun.  When I need the children to concentrate really hard or if we are having a hard time keeping quiet in the classroom, I will pull it out and tell my students that we need some magic to help us.  I spray the bottle and instantly the children are on task.  I tell them we can only spray it at most 2 times a day otherwise all the magic will be gone.  It is a quick and easy way to redirect children and have a fun time doing it.  I hope you liked my Bright Idea!  

Next up on the Blog Hop is Jennifer Findley from Teaching to Inspire in 5th.  Jennifer has some great ideas to actively engage students in learning.  Just click on the button below to hop on over to her blog.  

                                                    


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014