A Day Off Day Today


Sleep in and reenergerize
Relax while cuddling with Ginger



Our Poetry is Inspiring


My K writers were eager to  dive into Poetry Month! We wrote many different poems (some I shared in previous posts)! We then created front and back covers to compile our poems into a poem book. We took a break from our regular book making in April to write learn more about poetry and write our own!

Our excitement was contagious! We even inspired another K classroom, Mrs. Speers’ class, to write shape poems after looking at our poem books! Funny thing is I just discovered that I never took pictures of our shape poems! I just have the shape poems I shared with my K writers. Mrs. Speers’ class did an amazing job though! Mrs. Speers and her K writers are excited about poetry. YAY!!!



CF Awareness

My brother shared a Facebook post with me he was going to post after a Cystic Fibrosis Bowling Fundraiser we were at this past weekend. The family is very special to me. I have wrote about them many times. Cayden was in my Kindergarten class and his mom, Cindy, and I have become very close…truly sisters by heart. Cindy baked my brother’s wedding cake this past summer. Cayden and Cindy are such amazing people who both have CF. Cindy faces so many challenges each day and well as Cayden, 9. They both are inspirations to everyone. My brother really touched my heart with his words (so proud of him). His words really make you think. We all have challenges that life brings us. Cayden truly is a boy who inspires you to fight and overcome the challenges life bring you. Truly perfect to start off CF Awareness Month.

Here are my brother’s words:

As you wake up this Monday morning I wanted to share a short story, I left a bowling benefit this past weekend with a heavy heart. My third and fourth words were exactly what we need to appreciate more and more everyday. Wake up, everyday you do so you’re blessed. Sometimes the struggles of everyday life get in the way of our vision of what’s really and truly important in life. I find it amazing how such a young boy can impact my life as a 27 year old man. This young boys name is Cayden, and everyday he battles and attacks his fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Cayden’s smile changed my life on Saturday forever. As I was observing, just watching Cayden have such a good time it really makes me wonder why I ever complain. Today I challenge you too just appreciate life. Not what you feel you should have or be but simply the fact that today you woke up healthy.


If you would like to experience what breathing is like for a CF person try the following:









Many what ifs and whys

Different paths

Sad times

Frustrating times

Happy times



Laugh often

Live to the fullest




List Poems


We just finished writing list poems that were inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s poem, Bugs, and I Love Dogs by Sue Stainton.

I created a poem first about animals in front of my K writers. Then, we created one together about school.


Here are samples of K writers leaping into the world of poetry!


Disability Awareness


This week our special education teachers put together various activities to develop disability awareness. Today, we had a faculty meeting and one of our intermediate school teachers led a professional development on disability awareness and the history. Soooo very eye opening. Kindergarten had an assembly today discussing disabilities and differences. Students shared words and phrases to create a word cloud. The largest word? Differences. We watched a a short video about a boy who was missing a leg and got a present. That present…a dog with 3 legs. They also drew a self-portrait to display in our learning lab (where we have assemblies).

Our special education teachers sent short, kid-friendly videos on YouTube that we could show in our classrooms. They also created an amazing interactive bulletin board all classes can visit to put themselves in the lives of students living with a disability and learn more about disabilities.

Each class has a puzzle to color and design, which will be put together for display in the front of our school.

Friday is “Rock Your Socks” Day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear any kind of socks (high socks, mismatched socks, striped socks, etc.) to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness.

Thank you to our special education teachers for all their effort for creating disability awareness week at our school!!!