“No one has lived your life or my life before, and no one will ever live them again. Our lives are unique stones in the mosaic of human existence–priceless and irreplaceable.” –Henri Nouwen
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” –Eddie Cantor
It’s back to work for most teachers. I hope you all enjoyed your winter break. I know mine was lovely, as I was able to visit the beach and visit with family.
“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.” –Ralph Marston
Happy New Year! It is a great time to reflect on our past year, as well as set new goals. This winter break, I was able to spend time relaxing at the beach (my favorite), and am now in the process of simplifying and decluttering–another thing I actually enjoy doing.
“And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” — Meister Eckhart
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays!
“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” –Bob Hope
Here is Emma supporting the Mile High Weimaraner Rescue by having her photo with Santa; she is oh so serious.
We are winding down the last week of school before winter break. Mid-year assessments are being done, and we get to see all the amazing growth our students/children have made. Have a wonderful week!
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa
I hope you are getting into the holiday spirit! Students especially love this time of year; the excitement in the school setting is palpable.
“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” — E.B. White
“In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” –Carol S. Dweck
Thank you to all who follow my blog. I am going to be doing some updates on the site, as it has been some time since I have updated. Things will mostly continue as normal. Be sure to check back regularly, and happy teaching!
“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” –John Milton