Most of the time when an item is important to me, it isn’t as much about the actual item as it is about a memory. It’s the story behind the item that makes it special. That’s the case with this little bear from my childhood. One year on the way to visit my grandparents for […]
When I think about what kind of mother I want to be I am reminded of one of my favorite Bible readings: 1 Corinthians 13 New Living Translation (NLT) “4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is […]
It’s a common question. “Why did you start blogging?” I’ve gotten it before, but I’ve never blogged about it. Until now that is. Thanks to Monica at I Heart Grade 3’s Linky Party I am today. As a new teacher I spent a lot of time poking my head into my co-worker’s room looking for […]
I’ve had bird nests in my yard before, but never quite like this. A pair of robins built their nest right on the back patio directly outside of our sliding glass door. It’s been a joy to watch and my girls have become very attached to the robins.
Shortly after we first noticed the nest, my oldest found a speckled blue robin’s egg. She wanted me to return it to the nest, but …
Recently, I’ve been seeing a trend towards virtual field trips. While it’s a great option for exploring cultures and places that are simply too far away to get to, there is something particularly awesome about the interaction that occurs on a real, honest to goodness, field trip. When my daughter can explore things and actually physically immerse herself into the learning she engages at a level I don’t otherwise see from her. A little planning and knowing a few simple tips have allowed us to have many successful field trips.