Saturday, September 27, 2008

Praying for our troops

I'm sure many of you are praying for our troops serving in the war. One of the members of our choir has a son over there. She shared this story to encourage us in our prayers.

Her son and 6 other men were getting ready to enter a car. Just as one of the men reached for the handle, another man saw a wire coming out of the car. After examining it, they discovered it was rigged to blow up.

I thought that was an amazing story, that you won't hear on television or read in the papers about how are troops are also being protected while fighting.

I hope this encourages you in your prayers for our troops. I know it did me.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

My Classroom

Well, I thought I'd give anyone who cared to see a glimpse into the classroom that has been keeping me from here for so long. When I arrived in the classroom, it looked very boxy. Everything was flat against a wall and didn't feel very welcoming. Of course I wanted to change that. So with the help of my dad (actually he did all the actual moving) I moved a bookcase and angled my desk.

Here is the view from the door:

This is the white board I spend most of my time in front of:

And this is where we have our morning Math Meeting (we use the Saxon K program if anyone's familiar with it):

I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but I chose a Classic Pooh/Beatrix Potter theme. I've accentuated that with pictures, stuffed animals and books all over the room. I really like the way they all turned out.

What you can't see is our reading area and nap room. I have a classroom that joins onto mine and so we move in there for reading and we share it with the K5 for nap time.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour! :-)