Today was the last day of school before our three week vacation.  I am so very grateful to have had the opportunity to be with my students today, enjoy the laughter we had at our holiday party, and then to send them home on their merry way to their families (they even went home excited to do their Element Project during the break!)

I am also very grateful that I was able to then go pick up my own daughter from kindergarten, see her smiling face, and give her a huge hug as our winter vacation together began.

My heart goes out to those in Connecticut who can not say the same.  Their pain is unimaginable to me.  My thoughts and prayers are with them all.

Bloggers, on Sunday we are observing a day of Blogging silence, as a way to honor and remember those lost.  Please post this badge, and this badge only, on your blog on Sunday.  Thanks Farley at to Oh Boy, 4th Grade for setting this up and Michelle, the 3AM Teacher for designing the badge.


  1. Unthinkably painful; thanks for helping spread the word about our day of silence. Hugging our families just a little big tighter is such a good plan. EnJOY your break. We still have one more week in TX.



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