January 3, 2011

a new year, a new post

I've brainstormed a million things to blog about including: Changes over the past decade, 2010 in review, rites of passage, holiday happenings and more. 
But, as i tell my students I need to stop thinking and start writing.  I had planned to go to bed early tonight well early for me but, am waiting til midnight so I can announce Girl Scout cookie sales have begun on facebook.  Yes, there is no rest for the wicked, kind of I didn't do a lot this past week, I've been fighting a cold or something and I practiced resting which is a first for me.  But it was nice to be lazy.  I now just have to put up Christmas decorations and finish laundry but, hey it was my break! 

so this will be a random post.
Girl Scout cookie - yep it's true COOKIE TIME is here we'd be happy to take your orders.  They are $4.00 a box.  Clarissa's goal is to sell 400 boxes again this year.  Yes, I said again, she did it last year on accident so now we gotta do it again! I'm sure we will, we are good at goals and selling!  She is excited!

I'm so excited Clarissa starts a new school today (Monday), She will be a Brookman Builder.  She has had such a hard time at school this year. I'm applaud to be a teacher with some of the thinks Clarissa has endured this year.  Applaud that teachers care so little, But, that is a post for another time. I'm just thankful for friends and prayers being answered. I'm happy to put a girl to bed tonight, who is excited to go to school tomorrow and not crying or scared.  No first grader should be crying or fearful to go to school.  It's been nice to see my spunky red head back the past 2 weeks.  She is set for school once again, a new back pack, lunch box and a new outfit, an outfit she bought with her Christmas money and a shirt nana gave her for Christmas.  She is way excited to be in Ms. Allen's class tomorrow! I can't wait for her.  I can't wait for that love of learning to return.  Parents listen to your children, but more importantly listen to what they are not saying.  C's actions have been tellling me for months she was in the wrong place, I only wish I had acted sooner.  I pray the harm that has been done will be quickly over come with the love I felt from her new teacher already. 

what about Hunter you ask, He's all boy and sweet as pie!  He's momma's boy!  As of right now he's in all day pre K at C's old school, hoping that stays but, it could change since she's not there. But, I had to do what has best for her.  We are going to start working on sight words and see if we can't get him reading soon.  He loves to run jump land on his knees and find dirt!  Oh yeah he loves to talk about poop, burp and make weird noises, Yep he's a boy n. Dirt with noise!  Best of all he is a great hugger and kisser.  I love to get Hunter hugs, I love how he pats your back with his little hands.  He's getting so big.  OK so he can really still wear a 3t except he's gotten to tall for them.  He loves to tell knock knock jokes or should I say make up knock knock jokes that don't make sense but, he has fun, He is a jokester.  On a recent trip to Disney while in the haunted mansion the lights go out on cue he yells "Hey who turned the lights out", the whole room laughed.  He seems to have a knack for finding funny things and keeps up laughing. I'm scared for him to get in school.  He also loves to antagonize his sister and even tells her he's antagonizing her.  He hates baths, seat belts and cleaning his room (he use to be so good at that).

My goal is to post once a week, that seems doable right, My theme for the year is one word Simplify! Yes, this will be hard for me but, I'll try~ No this doesn't mean my kid's birthdays will be less, that's to much fun. Yes, I've already started Hunter's party. It's Toy Story and I can't wait! It's a miracle but, roo hasn't chosen a theme yet, I've tried to get her to wait. She loves to plan parties, not sure where she got that at?  We skipped a Halloween and Christmas this year so she insist she must have a Valentines party.  I'm sure she will since she'll have some new friends and life is settling down since craft show season is over. so 2011 is now underway, it's snowing in some places here in vegas and I'm not praying for a snow day I'm ready to get back to work.  ready to make my kids buckle down and hit the books! CRT's are coming and we have something to prove, we have been working hard.  I have a great bunch of students this year, I have been truly blessed!


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