I adore language. Learning new words, teaching new words, making up words, playing with words, writing words, doodling words, practicing penmanship, discussing and researching the etymology of words... ahh!! I could go on and on like Bubba does about types of shrimp. Along with language comes communication- the root of all connection. Whatever your mode … Continue reading A Box of Chocolates
I was in second grade when I was told I would be a good teacher. The person asked if I would want to be a teacher and I said no because "they don't get the respect they deserve." When my little brother was in second grade his best friend, Max, was killed. On that day, … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You
Since being diagnosed with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I have been paying extra special attention to my thought processes and my feelings. What triggers certain emotions in me? What activities bring me a sense of peace? What things stress me out for no reason? As I continue to learn more about myself … Continue reading Pudge Controls the Weather
They say, "the world changes when you lose a parent." I've heard this for years from people who had the experience. It meant more to me hearing it from my mom than it did hearing it from anyone else. I've really been trying to listen to my heart lately. What small thought do I think … Continue reading I Feel Like I’m “Across the Universe”
When I was a student at St. Vincent's, I had 6 different gym teachers in my 9 years at the school. I had always told my mom how she would be the best gym teacher. I guess God heard this "prayer" and the year after I graduated, mom stepped into the position and transformed gym … Continue reading The Magical Forest
A Throwback Post!! I had a blog before this one, and I have always found great comfort and strength in journaling. The posts in this series are throwbacks to feelings, events, and lessons learned before. In the recent months, I have experienced the loss of many loved ones. They say these things come in threes, but it … Continue reading TBT: The Lasting Inspiration of My Teacher
While handwriting has been filtered out of schools, putting words in alphabetical order remains a staple in many elementary classrooms. Although the basic skill of alphabetizing is important to master, this task can be arduous especially for the student who needs movement after sitting through the school day. While baby sitting my favorite 4th Grader, … Continue reading ABC Pick Up: Spelling Homework Made Fun!