Friday, November 30, 2012


With the sadening, horrible news of the tragedy in CT......I post today in prayerful mourning of the lives lost. I am certain that many are continuing their facebook,twitter and blog status updates as usual......but I can't bring myself to. To me, it just seems that a moment of silence is in need......monumentally......and my only post would be.... no words......just prayer.

May God comfort and help to heal those affected. May they find that their faith sustains them. May their tragic heartbreak bring a light to this world that now more than ever, we need God.

As the stories unfold, much like other tragedies......we hear heroic deeds and countless acts of goodness among those facing the greatest evil they have ever known.

My daughter has already been writing. Writing a beautiful song inspired by her deep desire to help. I cannot fathom this evil, yet I know God has an ability to turn all evil for something good. My prayer is that the good that can come from this horrific evident to those who need to know it most. And I pray that we always recognize just how precious life is. A gift. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen

Ms Nash shared a family Christmas tradition with our class. She brought in the materials and showed the students how to make Reindeer Chow!!!   This is a tradition that her grandmother always did with her and her brother when they were little.  How sweet!  The kids enjoyed this fun activity!


We are now reading all of my personal Christmas favorites including a literature circlce story with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  This is ttruly the most wonderful time of the year!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


We are doing another author study with Jeff Kinney and The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.  We are on the first book and absolutely love it!  It is so funny and the kids (and I) can relate so well to the situations the main character finds himself in!  We are MAKING CONNECTIONS to the story in our Reader's Notebook and one of my guided groups is identifying the IDIOMS from the story and using INFERENCES to figure out the meaning of them.  This is a high level skill and I am impressed with how well they are doing with it!