Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Daisy is my girl that I made when I promised my First Graders I'd bring a POLAR BEAR to school if they could bring in 100 milk jugs to make an "igloo" to celebrate the 100th Day of School. This celebration is a big one for children in K-1 as they learn about the place value system in math.

After residing in the "Princess" bedroom for several years, Daisy wanted to go back to school . It was getting rather crowded in her room when Maxx stayed over during Christmas and she wanted to be with some girls who'd understand her better than a boy, like Maxx. Because I was so happy to have a real grandson staying with me, I let her spend the holidays at school waiting for the girls (and boys) to return. Now she wants to stay and is at the reading table in my classroom ready to work on her words for 2012.
First, I'm going to help her learn how to


That was my word for 2011 !

Then I want us to work on a new word. I've been thinking about this one for a few weeks now and I've commented on several blogs about it, too. But, as any teacher knows, preparation is very important. So I'm off to finish my plan and will return with more on our word for 2012:

Honor. ♥♫


Donna said...

I LOVE Daisy! She is the cutest thing ever!!!
I love the word Simplify for the year. I may have to "steal" or "borrow" it for myself!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your daisy bear! You are one talented lady!

Anonymous said...

Hey there!!!! I'm finally over here. Believe me when I tell you that I think of you way more often than I visit. AND how much I appreciate your visits and comments. I've read down several posts and may mix up my comments here.
I think the polar bear is cute and it's very thoughtful of you to lend her to the other kiddos.
Thank you for teaching the kids and caring. That's so important!
Hugs, Jenn

sarah said...

you didn't mention that you made her yourself! and the scarf story. hope you're warm. love you

Deanna said...

May you have a terrific 2012!

Love your neat,

sandyshares said...

grand grand idea!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love Daisy!!
Honor is a great word!!

Thanks so much for your vist and comment!!


Rebecca Nelson said...



Love them both!

Thanks for visiting me yesterday and your well-wishes for my hubby. We had a grand day!

Love, Rebecca

Remington said...

Daisy is so cute!

lambs and ivy designs said...

What a wonderful teacher you are!!
God bless you for the sweet things you do for your students!