December 23, 2012

Christmas Eve Eve Sunday Social

Today was truly a day of rest in I barely made it off the couch! It was a busy/stressful/yet special week for teachers. The week began with a lot of fear, a lot of questions, and a lot of hugs from my babies. Yesterday culminated in one of the best days I've ever had. My students, co-workers and I spent the day serving in our inner city, meeting the children we had adopted for Christmas and giving them their Christmas presents. So much love, so much joy. The BEST start to the break ever!  I was so proud of my students, many of whom are recipients in similar programs, to make this dream a reality. Ms. Wright loves you so much!

On to a Christmas Eve Eve Sunday Social with Neely
Sunday Social

1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Michigan Black Bear, Peppermint Stick, Cookie Dough

2. What is your favorite smell? Chocolate Chip Cookies Baking, Allure by Chanel, New Babies

3. What is your favorite TV commercial? Ummm since owning a DVR...I'm not sure :-)

4. What is your favorite day of the week? Friday!

5. What is your favorite way to waste time? Netflix, Blogging

6. What is your favorite article of clothing? My grey zip up jacket, Sweaters, Yoga Pants, Skinny Jeans, Scarves, Knee Socks, Boots....Layers
Merry Christmas All!

December 15, 2012

Sandy Hook School

Along with most of the nation, I've had a hard time dealing with the news of the Sandy Hook School Shooting. Friday's events shook the image of school as a safe haven for students, teachers, and parents alike.  I am so sorry for the loss of those 20 beautiful first graders and their 6 heroic educators.  My love and prayers go out to the Newtown Community and will continue to do so in the coming days.

Several of my teacher friends and I have been posting this quote on facebook, and I believe I will use it in my classroom on Monday to help my students deal with this news. In the midst of this dark time the stories are coming out of heroism, our nation is coming together to support our brothers and sisters, prayers are being said, love is being shared. Will our country begin to heal?

December 9, 2012

Sunday Social- Christmas Traditions

I'm sorry for my lack of posting- I've been working 70-80 hour weeks lately. Can you say Christmas performances, Grades due, Parent Teacher Conferences, December Craziness? I'm thinking in list form currently so the Sunday Social Link Up fits the bill.
Sunday Social

1. Favorite Holiday Movies/TV Specials? 
Old School: White Christmas
Christmas Comedies: Christmas Vacation, Elf, Christmas Story (I want this box set)
Sappy TV Specials: The Christmas Shoes trio

2. Do you do any volunteering during the holidays if so what? If not what would you do? 
I volunteer year round as a Youth Group Leader, but at Thanksgiving I served in Inner City Detroit dropping off Thanksgiving Baskets at various homes and serving in a Soup Kitchen. For Christmas I am adopting a child in Foster Care. How I wish that it was more that buying them necessities and a gift or two. I can't wait to adopt to grow my family!

3. Favorite toy received as a Child for the Holidays? Definitely an American Girl Doll- Molly!

4. What was your must have item in high school for the Holidays? Pointe Shoes!!! I attended a boarding school to train professionally for dance my last two years of high school. I'd sometimes be in my Pointe Shoes 8 straight hours a day so Christmas was stock up time. Oh...and I definitely needed a few bottles of Jet Super Glue to make my shoes last longer!

5. Item you begged for the most and never got? Power Wheels Barbie Jeep. The parents thought it was too dangerous....and too expensive I'm sure.

6. What do you do on Christmas Eve? We always go to Christmas Eve Mass as a family, and have dinner/movie together at home. When we were younger we each opened 1 present: always new PJs and a stuffed animal. Last year we started a tradition of a Christmas Eve Party at my Godsister's home. So thankful we got to spend her last Christmas with her. 

What are your Christmas Traditions? Link up with Neely at Some Days are a Complete Waste of Make-up.