Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hi everyone,

Today was 12-12-12.....did you realize we won't see another one like this.  The next one will be in 100 years. 

When I was raising my children I never thought about a lot of things.  Now that I work in a school I sometimes think that I missed the boat with my children.  I never made sure that their homework was done.  Yes, even in first grade there is homework.  And believe me, it really makes a difference in the ones who do it and the ones who don't.  In our classroom the ones who do their reading each night and have their parents sign a slip, get a shiny star to put on their a small piece of candy.  After they accumulate 10 stars they get a trip to the prize basket and get to chose a small prize.  My heart goes out to those who show up day after day with no signed slip.  Of course the teacher eventually talks to the parents, but by then the child is behind in their reading skills.  Then there are the children who show up at school with uncombed hair, no mittens and no hats.  What are the parents thinking?

My teacher is a gem.  She has a whole box of mittens and gloves.  She has a lady that knits hats and she makes sure each child has a hat to keep them warm at recess.  And she also collects boots and has them on hand.  Today on her lunch hour she went to the Dollar Tree and bought hair brushes and pony tail holders....there were three girls who show up every day with wild they have a hair brush to keep in their lockers!   I love the teacher I work with. 

Well, I need to get busy and finish my daughter's Christmas present.  Have a nice evening.


  1. My heart goes out to children like you mentioned. Parenting is more than feeding and clothing a child. It sounds like the teacher you work with is very smart. I am sure you did a good job with your own tho! Have a good Thursday.

  2. You work with a true hero. That's showing genuine love - a good lesson for us all.

  3. You work with a true hero. That's showing genuine love - a good lesson for us all.

  4. My teacher is truly a gem.....our whole school seems to be outstanding. Thanks for your comments.

  5. What a blessing for those children! You are right that she is a gem! We sure need more like her, across the nation!