Saturday, April 1, 2017

So excited!!

I have an appointment with the teachers on Monday!

Everyone that I've talked to thinks it sounds like a great idea and are super excited about it with me.

I've cleaned up the sites and am on to the next book to add to the site. 

I'm so excited!

I started dreaming about how it could build on into high school and could teach the kids more about lessons that they're going to need to get a job and succeed after high school even. Teach them about finances. Teach them more about relationships and what's important about choosing that right person and how to be the right person. Teach them the importance of having a mentor for all the important aspects of life.

But I need to slow down and do one thing at a time. Start here.

Leading Into Middle School pop on over and check it out. Any feedback would be welcome because it will just make it more fantastic for the kids.

Thanks

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Awesome day in Art

I LOVE teaching art. If I had known this job existed, I may have went to college for that instead of accounting. I am completely thankful that the art teacher at my girls's school trusts me to do real art with the kids. Maybe after so many years of seeing what my kids can do has given him some faith in my abilities. I really wish I had taken a picture of the example that he sent with me from class to class.

I got to teach the same project to 5th, 4th, 2nd, and 1st grade today. It is really interesting to see how each age group does the same project.

Today's project was using their imagination and creating what they would like to imagine in outer space. They received a black piece of construction paper and had to do a pencil sketch. Then they got to color with Construction Paper Crayons. I don't think I knew they existed. They were super cool. The pictures looked like they glowed in the dark or they would be amazing under a black light.

Then when the kids mixed the colors together, it got even more fun. And their ideas were fantastic. The youngest were the most creative with their imaginations but not the best at following the coloring directions for following the rules of shading. The older kids did an amazing job detailing their pictures.

I was thinking today about how cool it would be to create a portfolio of the awesome art projects I get to teach to the kids. Which is why I took the time to type this little bit up. Some sense of accountability for the future.

Also ...the kids were AMAZING today. It was such a wonderful day that I didn't want it to end.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Leading into Middle School

http://leadingintomiddleschool.weebly.com/

I was hit by pure inspiration since I last wrote.
Especially because the breakthrough that I thought I had failed. Very sad.

So, I reached out to people to help solve the problem and started getting some solutions and I went and did something to take my mind off of the problem. And wah-la, inspiration.

My plan is to build this site to include all sorts of lessons and pieces of learning for the students to dig into whenever they have a chance. I plan on continuing it until forever. As I learn valuable information that can help grow and create the leader in me, I can simplify it and help the next generation start thinking about the information.

I'm not quite sure how it's all going to work out but I'm excited to be teaching all of this information because it's allowing me to learn it better myself.

Pray for me to get a couple of the bigger chunks already on there flushed out so that the students can start digging into it this coming week.

After sitting here for the past ...almost four hours, I think it's time to take a break and refuel myself.