Friday, January 27, 2012

Quotes to Inspire

I have added a new page to my blog!  There are so many butterfly thoughts in my head that I am sharing some of the inspirational quotes that I have come across in this past week or so.  Take a look at the new page.  Let me know what you think.  Do you have others that you would like to share?  I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Personal Childhood Web

Friday I created a new page on my site with my personal childhood web.  It's my web of individuals who helped me become the person I am today.  There are many more people who have influenced my life, but these were the ones that came to mind this week.  Maybe in the future I will add more!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stained Glass

I was cleaning out some folders this morning and I came across this picture that "C" made last year.  He was going through the God and Me class.  An assignment that he chose was to look at all the stained glass in our church and then draw his own picture.  This is what he did.  So simple and yet so true.  How great it is to remember that's how children think.  Simple and Honest.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2 year olds

 The first few years of life are fun!  I have posted a picture of myself and each of my children "C" and "B" and "E" ... we are all at the age of 2 in these pictures.  I can look at them now and see their personalities beginning to shape and form into who we are now.

Now I am teaching 2 year olds.  Each child is so open to the future.  Trusting.  Hopeful.  Innocent.  That's how each child's life should start.  With the hope and promise of the future.

What does the future hold for my students?  Me?  My children?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Many Colored Days

I was reading this to one of my students today and I remembered how much I love this book!  We have a lot of Dr. Seuss in the classroom because of the rhyme.  But this one .... each time that I read it I relate to a different color and different mood/feeling.  There are days when I feel oh so orange, just excited and happy.  But then there are my black bear days.  I think I scared one of my students today when I read it, because I gave a great big bear growl!  In the past I have had my share of purple days.  It's just great to know "that it all turns out all right you see, and I go back to being me!" 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why butterfly?

We had a jar with a butterfly.
We opened the lid and it flew to the sky.
And there are things inside my head
Waiting to be thought or said,
Dreams and jokes and wonderings are
Locked inside, like a butterfly jar.
But then, when you are here with me,
I can open the lid and set them free.
    --  Jeff Moss