Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I know working in special education can be difficult but since I have been doing IEP's, they have all made progress. The IEP meetings go fairly well and parents are proud of each little step their child does; me too! I am finishing one and all I can think of is how depressing this poor situation is. My poor little student has gone through hell and back. She has made little to no progress and it makes me feel like a failure. I know it's her disability that is holder her back but still. It makes me feel so sad and I'm not looking forward to her meeting.

I will have to write a response to this after my meeting just to vent or write about how great it went.

P.S. I really needed to write something because I don't want my blog flower to die.
This weekend I can write more blogs because I will be done with my 3 IEP's and no assignments for school until next week.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I had the day off and enjoyed doing nothing! I ended up working on a 1,000 piece puzzle and finished it! I went on a nice lunch date with the hubby. We went to Love Birds. I had the turkey, avocado, and bacon sandwich on sourdough. It was delicious!

I am now planning for the week and listening to my handy-man husband plunge the bathtub. It has been clogged since we have moved in (5 years ago). When we found this place, they warned us that the piping has problems. I can not wait until we have our own house. We won’t have to worry about plunging (unless brother-in-law comes over to go to the bathroom). He has a habit of clogging the bowl.

I am also looking to add on to my baby names list. I’ve made it into a Word document and will need to write it on Excel once the time comes. I have 20 boys’ names and 21 girls’ names. I think I will ask my sister for their Excel program equation to figure out some combination's of first and middle names. I promise you, it may sound crazy that I did this already but I want to be prepared. There’s no baby but it’s fun thinking about them! Is it normal to go back and forth on when to have one??

Sunday, January 18, 2009


On Thursday, I read Martin's Big Words to the class. My students really enjoy when I read to them. Before doing a art project called "Love comes in many colors," (students mix paints together to match their skin color, put paint on their hand, make hand print inside a heart, hang up). My students had to tell me what they learned from the book. I wanted to share their thoughts because I can see that they really got an idea who he was-a wonderful man!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....
wanted everyone to be friends
was a nice man
marched, sang and talked to people in the hot and cold weather
died very badly by a mean person
didn't ride the bus
could sit anywhere after a person sat in front
worked for a church
helped people get along.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Petey made a Widget. It will motivate me to write more often. I think about all these things that I should say but have difficulty just sitting down and writing.
I will post new pictures of my hair. I keep playing with it. I love it!
I have to write about how cute my students are....I want to be able to use this has a teacher journal.
I have been fighting a cold, so I want to write all the things I've tried to help get over my cold.
So...hopefully there will be 3 new ones coming up.

If you like my new little Widget, my blog flower, get it from Peter

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New do

I must write about my wonderful vacation but right now I have to say "I LOVE MY HAIR!!!" My 1:1 aide in my classroom cut her hair over break and when she came to school I just loved it! I thought it was adorable which made me think about my hair. I thought about dreading it or just keeping it really long. When I have long hair, I usually just put it up because it gets so heavy and hot.
As many of you know, I love charity work, volunteering...anything to help someone in need. I have a student who is suffering from cancer and has very little hair. I have so much, thick, beautiful hair that I am always putting up...why not start the new year with chopping it off? I measured my hair in my pony tail-11 inches. I've already donated my hair before so all I needed was the address to Locks of Love,a ziplock bag and a hair appointment. I got all three and chopped my hair off today at 4:00pm. I love it so much!!! I now can wake up and do nothing to my hair and it will still look good. I just thought I would post some pictures up here. Enjoy!!