Feeling Down Today


I had hoped I would wake up today and it would start out great, because I went to bed with my head spinning.

My St. Patrick’s Day in my classroom went really well until…

-Three of my challenging students had a fabulous day only to have it go down hill the last ten minutes of the day.

-My son called me to tell me his phone interview went terrible.

When I finally laid down to fall asleep my head kept spinning over my  students and son. Nothing devastating.Nothing I can’t reflect upon and look for ways to help all of them.

I woke up this morning thinking a new day, I’ll spend some time thinking about what to say to both my son and students.  And then..I looked out my window to see another blanket of snow and snow showers. I can’t describe my feelings inside, but it’s down. I need spring, I need to get outside and walk. I think I need to bundle up and face the last few days of winter. Maybe quiet walk in snow may do some good.


St Patrick’s Day


Top of The Morning!

Today marks one of the crazier days in school. Holiday parties, last day of school, spirit week–and St Patrick’s Day.

I am ready. Planned something green to wear, and we are writing limericks. Limericks are not such an easy task at first, but with some perseverance the kiddos write some pretty cute limericks.

There will also be the students that swear they saw a leprechaun on the way to school. They will bother the students who will argue that they didn’t. There will be the ones that also think they saw one outside our classroom windows on the playground. Everyone will rush to the windows to look.

Some students will have green eyeshadow-

Some will have sprayed their hair green-

Some will have picked out every green piece of clothing in their closet to wear today-


Yes, today will be crazy, but it’s one of those days. My brother is an engineer and my sister is an accountant. I am sure their day will not be as crazy as mine, but I wouldn’t change it for anything!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day