Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy New Year!!

I'm trying an experiment. I'm in the car. No wifi. I'm here for at least seven more hours. Can I compose a post using the Blogger app on my iPad? If you're reading this, then it worked! If you aren't reading this my experiment failed. I guess I shouldn't use the word failed because I will have learned something.

I'm holding on to the last remnants of summer, but it's slipping away. Taking my son back to college is a sad reminder that it's time to let go. I love my work and certainly feel called to it, but this summer was the best! 

My baby girl is a senior in high school this year. I've never been overly weepy, but where did the time go? She is my best buddy! We work out together (Check out Fitness Blender videos on YouTube!), shop together, and she'll even go birding with me...now that's true love!

So if you don't see many posts this year, she is the reason!!

I do want to show you a couple of pictures of my room ready for action. This year I have 11 Owlets, but I will undoubtably have a few more fly in. No split for me this year...just owl firsties! 
Password protection enabled!! First password? Jump. We're going to jump right into our learning!

I love this project for our first day of school. My Owlets will take it home to display there best work for their families to see! Thanks to Kindergals for including this in their Open House packet available on TPT!

A newly installed bird feeder has already seen some chickadee action! I use Safflower seed to discourage the squirrels.
My reading teepee is pinned open to prevent shananigans!
Super Learner capes are ready for my super learners to earn badges! Some of my learners have already visited!!
These awesome new stools are part of my growing collection of flexible seating options. I think they're going to be really popular!
My bookshelf got a makeover and now I can stand to look at it. No more selves overstuffed with books out of the reach of my Owlets! I love the way some of my math manipulative a look in the Mason Jars!

I've prepared my room for my loves. Now it is time to prepare my heart. My prayer comes from Deuteronomy 32:2 " Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants." Amen! 

I hope to be back on Sunday to tell you about a give away I'm working on with other Michigan bloggers on Instagram!
IT WORKED! 





4 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny!!
    I want to be in your classroom!!!! I especially want to spend some time in your tent doing no shenanigans. :) Funny how we are on both ends of the spectrum. Your baby, a senior. My baby, a first grader who just lost her first tooth. :'(
    I wish you a year full of laughter and love with your little Owlets. :)
    Hugs!!!
    Maria

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  2. A church friend shared that same verse with me on the first day of school. I know I've read it before, but it honestly felt like my first time ever seeing it. It's beautiful.

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