Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pawprints On Our Hearts!

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We had a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Savior and enjoying time with our children and family.  Then we had Christmas sadness.  Our little Chiapom was staying with friends and darted away from them.  He was hit by a car and died instantly.  Our hearts are broken and our house is quiet without his little 5 lb self yelping and playing.  Our dog, Minnie, is mourning him as well. Sad hearts.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School

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twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38

when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.

their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the ai...r.

they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.

they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.

"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.

"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."

when what to their wondering eyes did appear,

but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.

He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.

then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring

those children all flew into the arms of their King

and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,

one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.

and as if He could read all the questions she had

He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."

then He looked down on earth, the world far below

He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe

then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,

"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"

"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"

"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"

then He and the children stood up without a sound.

"come now my children, let me show you around."

excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.

all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,

"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cute Kid Story

Pin It Today we learned that Jesus grew up and was not always the baby in a manger.  The children had to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Alaina wants to be a doctor and a cheerleader.  Ady was undecided but thought that she wanted to be a doctor, too.  I told the girls that they could go into practice together.  Alaina suggested that while she was cheering at the Buckeye football game, Ady could take care of anyone who might get sick at the football game.  I suggested that while Alaina cheers, Ady could be the doctor for the football team while Ady's daddy directs the Ohio State Marching Band (which he really does.)  The girls seemed to be thrilled with that idea!  I am glad that we got that settled : )

Ady's Daddy - with thumb up : )

Friday, November 16, 2012

Our Little Tribe at the Feast!

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We Miss You, Alaina!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

How To Make A Native American Vest

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Click here for directions to make this cute vest for your little Indians!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

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This idea was taken off of pinterest and tweaked a little.  Glue a paint stick onto a 5 inch 2 x4.  The students painted it with brown paint.  Use colored popsicle sticks for the feathers and wooden shapes for the beak and wattle.  Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!  We are ready for the feast!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day!

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The Ballot

Our voting booth


Monday, October 29, 2012

Way Down Deep In the Deep Blue Sea

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Fall Leaves

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The leaves are made from a coffee-filter type paper.  The students picked 3 fall colors and colored the leaf with markers. The leaf is then lightly spritzed with water.  Allow to dry and mount on construction paper.  The leaves can be found at JoAnns and maybe Michaels.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Building Stamina with Read to Self!

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We can work on books and word rings in our book boxes for 15 minutes!  Now THAT is building stamina!

Candy Corn!

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Bread and Cheese
Put it on the bread

Use a cutter

Healthy Candy Corn!


A Whale of a Good Time!

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The way to get better with scissors is to practice, practice practice!

Use a straw that has been cut several times to make a cute spout!

A "whale" of a display!

Crayon Resist Art

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The students colored the picture of the dolphin and painted a thin layer of blue tempera paint on top.  The paint was resisted by the crayon - making it appear as ocean water!

The display outside of our classroom

Friday, August 24, 2012

First Day Poem

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I have this poem available for parents on the first day of school.  I attach a small tissue to the corner of the page.  Parents remember this poem for years to come!

Click HERE for a copy!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Student Letter 12-13

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Technology Tip Tuesday!

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We are a small private school so we have to use our funding wisely.  We invested in Mimio Technology.  The wand on the left converts your whiteboard into an interactive surface.  The students use the pad on the right to manipulate what is projected on the board.  The students LOVE it!

For me personally, I LOVE my Iphone! : )  I am directionally challenged and it has helped me find my way numerous times!

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