Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hang in There...Friday is Coming!

This has really been an amazing week! We've learned about the Titanic, set up a museum of 10 and started working on our Gs to send out to 25 schools participating in the Alphabet Letter Exchange. On top of the extra fun I've been so impressed with my classes ability to stay reading, stay writing and stay working on words! I have to share a  picture that shows my students enthusiasm over books...especially ones that have to do with their current favorite subject...The Titanic!

Did you know that the Titanic was a mail ship? R.M.S. stands for Royal Mail Ship. Five mail clerks tried desperately to save 200 bags of registered mail, but the mail and the clerks went down with the ship. To date none of the 3,423 bags of mail have been recovered. Two of my favorite resources for using in our study have been these books.
National Geographic Readers: Titanic
This is easy to read with lots of pictures. I've been using it
during transition times calling them "Moments on the Titanic"!

Titanic (DK Eyewitness Books)
Great information in this book! I really
like the photographs.
Our letter Gs are under construction, but I can hardly wait to have them all circulating through the mail. We colored our Gs green. Then we Glossed them with Green Glitter Glue!

I had my first casualty of the year today. One of my little puppies was not his rolly polly self! He seemed to have lost his spark! I could tell he wasn't feeling well. It wasn't long before he complained of his ear hurting. I asked someone in the office to contact his mom to let her know. As we waited to hear back from his mom I told him he could rest on the couch if he needed to. He would go back and forth from the couch to really trying to participate with our activities. Finally our office administrator came down to the room with a message from mom, "Hang in there. I'm coming soon to help you." After he got this message from his mom he perked up and was able to engage more fully. Just knowing that his mom loved him and cared about him made all the difference in the world to this little guy. He lasted until lunch when his mom came to the rescue!
I find that is so true in my own life. When the things of this world start to drag me down I remember that I too have a promise from a loving God. Hang in there...I'm coming soon to help you! 
"The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"Psalm 118:6 and "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you" James 4:8. It is amazing how good news can change our attitude! Here is more good news for you...No matter what day of the week you are reading this...Hang in there Friday is coming!


  1. Oh Jenny. You are so inspirational, I just L-O-V-E your blog! I need to write those quotes down and put them in a strategic place in my classroom because by the time I get to my green guys (the lowest group) I need a reminder of their families love for them and God's love for all of us. They are a trying bunch of guys. :)
    Thanks again, as always for the blessings you give to the blogging world.


    ps.... I still haven't figured out how to be a noreply commenter. :(


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