Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Ally and her Gifted and Talented Class

I sat down for lunch today at work to enjoy my lunch with my students. I opened my lunch box and was most pleasantly surprised to see this note. It was a wonderful surprise! I couldn't help but to thank God above for caring, wonderful girls! I am so blessed!

As most of you know, Ally was accepted into the gifted and talented program at school. One of her teachers sent me an email today. It follows:

"As part of our visual/spatial stand of our Thinking Outside the Box (TOB) class, we have been working with tangrams and analyzing how to put them together to make geometric shapes. Today we moved on to outline shapes of pictures that went with our story about tangrams. Allyson was working very quickly through all of them and seemed to be able to visualize what was needed – a certain piece or a flip, rotation, or spin of the piece. She is very quiet and was not making a big production about being finished but I noticed how easily she was doing them. When she got to the harder ones she didn’t complain but just kept plugging away. I love to see our children’s minds work. What a joy!"
Miss Stringfield

I am so proud of you Ally! Keep up the great work.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Blessing Received!"

I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth...just been so busy teaching my sweet students. I have to say I all ready love all 18 of them! I had a great 1st week with them. I have one little girl (I'll call her Mary) in my class that refuses to go home with mom every afternoon. She tries new tactics to make mom go away! This past Thursday she saw mom come in the classroom to pick her up from school...Mary jumped under the table and refused to go with mom. She said to mom "I'm not going home with you...I'm going home with Mrs. Bethany." I eventually got under the table with her and persuaded her to go with mom.

I have also enjoyed getting to know the parents. God continues to bless me daily. I work with the most loving teachers. Since I have been there, they have welcomed me with open arms. I am so thankful for God's blessing on my life. One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." I could have not listened to God and ignored his spirit in my soul in regards to applying for this job...I was content being a home mom...but in the end "leaning on my own understanding"...would have thrown God's wonderful blessing of this job away. That's why the verse says..."Trust in the Lord with all your heart and not in your understanding." He wants us to receive his blessings daily. Who wouldn't want that? Has he stamped your calendar for today..."Blessing Received!"