Friday, May 30, 2008
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Nate Lawrenson has so openly shared his family's story, giving God glory all the while. Today he posted a sweet story about what a fantastic role model Steven Curtis Chapman has been for him throughout his life. The Chapman family is suffering tremendous grief after one of their adopted children was accidently run over and killed by one of their biological children. Nate mentioned, just as I did, the word "adopted." Would you believe that he received an email from someone who was offended? Nate then went back, blogged an apology for offending.
What is wrong with us??? Why...WHY would anyone feel as though they need to email, or even comment if they were offended by his post? Throughout the whole time I've followed their story, Nate has demonstrated love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control. He has exhibited, in copious amounts, each of the fruits of the spirit. Nate has, more than once, felt that he had to defend his posts on HIS blog! It is not anyone's blog but Nate's and he has every right to share, or not share, what HE chooses.
So think....if you read Nate's blog and you don't like what he's said, scream into your pillow or write it on your own blog, or better yet, share whatever your issue is with God and ask him to clear it all up in your mind. But for Pete's sake, leave Nathan Lawrenson alone.
There's MY gripe on MY blog!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Get to school and go get the packs of protractors, compasses, rulers and so on to work on the string art project. I drop the whole box and plastic measuring devices go everywhere. After picking them up, I go over as much DRY AND BORING science as I can stomach and then move on to the project. As I am giving out the packs of measuring devices I realize I'm about 4 short!!! "Some of you will have to share" I say, and all the students grab their bags and act like it's food and they haven't eaten in about a year.
I explain and demonstrate and go and show again and then get everyone on the same page. And then I begin explaining how to divide the circles into equal angles and OH MY GOSH! It was really difficult for them to follow and understand and we all got frustrated.
Then I went to the dr. and found out that I do not have an infection and I have to let this stupid crud just work out. UGH! I went to the library to return books that my children checked out from the Book Mobile and had a book from their elementary school.
I'm with Kim on "one of those days." It's been one of those days...I'm ready to go to bed and start over tomorrow morning.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I am working with them on some really cool math projects...one is string art. Many of you may remember doind string art when you were in school...it never really goes out of style. The other is creating a stained glass window design using slope. It's fun, but difficult and the students have a love/hate relationship with the project. I plan to take pictures and post them early next week...be on the lookout!
On another note, Nate, Tricia, and Gwyneth Lawrenson are finally experiencing "family time" at home! Gwyneth is the micro-preemie who was born just shy of 25 weeks gestation to a mother with advanced CF disease. God has blessed Tricia with new lungs (thanks to an organ donor) and has protected Gwyneth from major complications. Please join me in continuing to pray for them as they grow together as a family!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Anyway, I will try to take pics of the remainder of my students and get them posted today or tomorrow. They love this attention!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
S...Can you say camera shy???
T...this is the position you can find her in the most often...however she knows her stuff!
There will be more later, taking a break! See you soon!
Friday, May 9, 2008
I told them it looked they had gotten into war paint. This was a great day!!!!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Can't wait to learn more about STMS and write about it here.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Job interview this afternoon! Wish me luck...more information to come later.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Sarah, on the other hand, has coloring more like mine (check out her eyes), but the features of Greg's face.
What do you think? I have had someone drive by my house and see Sarah playing, and ask me about it later...thinking that Sarah looks just like me, not knowing where I live prior to the 'drive by' and being able to tell she was my daughter. I just don't see it. Let me know what you all think about this...just fun for me! :)
Thursday, May 1, 2008
What's wrong, though, with teaching our kids that it's ok to help someone? There's a saying that goes "It takes a village to raise a child"...well, I maintain that it takes a village just to survive. Our world is getting smaller and smaller and we are connected by the internet...why can't we go deeper than half-hearted communication and get involved with each other? Bravo to the girls who carried their opponent around the diamond! They just get it!
The second thing that caught my attention was this: A teenager (13 years old) was at home when two people broke into her house to burglarize it. The smart girl that she is decided that if the burglars were going to steel things they would go through the closet in her room, so she hid under the covers in her bed...I'm assuming that she has a big, fluffy comforter that could hide a person. Ok...I get that and I'm impressed that she thought about that. This is the part I don't get...rather than use her cell to call 911, she texts her mother...who is at work 15 minutes away. Why??? Why would she do that? I talked to my students about it because they are old enough to be at home alone now. I said "FIRST...be SURE all the doors are locked! SECOND...don't text your mom...call 911!" I explained that as a mother I would really want to know what was going on with my children, but that there were some instances that I'm not trained to help them in! I do not have a clue how to rescue my children from a fire safely, how to repair severly damaged body parts, or how to stop thieves or robbers from getting my stuff. I could ram their vehicle with mine...that's what this mom did...and I might even wrestle with someone, but I can't arrest them...I'm tough, but not that tough.
Please make sure you are talking to your kids about this stuff. It's a scary world we live in!