back to school 2017!

Well, I just wrote  the school blog entry and my brain, neck and bladder are all tired… so here’s a link to the blog at

On a more personal note…

  1. check out my Kiwi Curl protruding from my short hairstyle. I am working on a bob and not attaining it quickly.
  2. I found these lights and they seemed like nice planet models for our space theme in the chapel. Larimar made an eclipse using the moon from
  3. the model we assembled as part of our hand-on learning all week.

Ever since I have been teaching, we started the day with English/Language or Math.  Well after an experience in the summer, I decided to make Science and Social Studies our First Period classes and create a kind of whole language approach to the school day.  I am not sure I have the energy to keep it up! But this week has been a blast… can every week of school be equally a blast?  I am not sure I can keep up THAT level of involvement and energy.

Pray for me to see my way around this new plan of mine. I know it works in some classrooms and it seems to have worked in this one for this one week. I have found great online and app resources!

1.  is an amazing tool

2. has great stuff

3. is a new addition to my online learning games  and

Keeping the interest of teen and pre-teen Deaf boys is so much easier when I can say, “Get your Kindles and let’s look that up.” Woohoo for Wifi devices for under $100.

Now, I must move along.  Thanks for your visit and your prayers. Maybe tomorrow I will have something more interesting to SAY but right now, I must away from my classroom and seek my dogs for a little sunset petting time.





  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. Great time to focus on science. Everyone is so excited about the eclipse. Hopefully that wireless infrastructure holds up. I might have to fight Mark to come down and fix it if breaks! 😉 Praying for you!

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