Monday, May 27, 2013

What Memorial Day Means

Cub Scout Owen Thomason carries a handfull of American flags while placing a flag on the graves of veterans buried at Moore Cemetery on May 25, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.
The annual Memorial Day project took place in Moore Cemetery, next to a tornado destroyed neighborhood.
(Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
"It's important to remember the sacrifices."  ~Megan

"To be brave and strong is what counts." 

"My grandpa fought but he came home." 

"Service and honor is unforgettable." ~Trace

"We fly our U.S. flag all the time." 

"Freedom is something they died for."   ~Dorian

"Put out a flag, it's the least we can do."   
"Pray for all hurting, to give them peace."  

"We remember." 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Offered a Child Their Dose Today?

This mom advocates for teaching children empathy
Why?  Science shows us youngsters are
unable to
do so a a tender age but they can and do learn! 
I know she continually inspires me to do my part.
Find out more.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher. Educator. Advocate

We all stand on the shoulders of 
caring, dedicated, insightful teachers
because it's not a job, it is a craft.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

We Know It's True

I watched this
and cheered all the
way through because
this lady unveiled what's

really important with youngsters!
Educator Rita Pierson, a 40 year
veteran once heard a colleague say:

"They don't pay me to like the kids."

Her response:
"Kids don't learn from
people they don’t like."

Every boy and
deserves a champion. 

Where's the Love Button when I need one?

5 WINS This Week

1.  One sure sign that spring's here:  the sounds of
     trimming and lawn mowing outside the
     classroom; that familiar "hum" is with
     us all once again.  

2. Youth at Lawrenceville High School celebrated
     the final prom at the building located on Eight
     Street last evening. It's a sweet bit of history in
     our community, a rite of passage many kids and
     families will cherish.

3.  Many classes do projects for Mothers Day,
     coming up May 12th. 
I miss my mom and
     am so happy our teachers celebrate and honor
     such special people.    

4.   My colleagues inspire me with their passion!
      It's a reminder to continue my path of learning.

5.  When it finally stops raining, the explosion of
      spring color will be delightful!

Courage in Poetry and Pictures

A poem that speaks
to the importance of courage.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Recipe Challenge for Healthy Eating

Why Not Enter?
Children 8 to 12 and their parents (or legal guardians)
are invited to create and enter their best original lunch
recipes inspired by MyPlate, the USDA's user-friendly guide
to healthy eating. One winner from each of the 50 states &U.S. Territories will be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C.,
and the opportunity to attend the Kids' "State Dinner,"
hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House this summer.
Lucky finalists might also have their recipes served at the event.

Feathered Friends Lessons K-12

Free lessons about our feathered friends. 
After you download the lessons, teachers will also have the opportunity to get a Pennington bird feeder for their classroom!
  An email will follow your download to give you complete
details. While the feeder and learning materials are free, a
$5.00  fee does apply to help us cover shipping. 
The sponsors only ship to school addresses.

BirdSleuth has many free resources: