Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Dust Flies...And She Writes a Post.



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Watch out!  The dust you see flying is from the blog getting a good shake out.  September people.  No blogging since September.  Lots of life, excitement, and stories to share since then.  But no blogging.  While at first I was feeling bad, I figured I was just out collecting stories to share with you.  That's all.  

I'm so happy I saw this link on Twitter this morning: 

 http://literacyzone.blogspot.com/2015/12/ah-today-sol15.html.  

Michelle provided the inspiration for my short post.  But it was just what I needed to jump start blogging again.  Thanks Michelle!  


today:  I'll spend most of my day alone.  Writing, reading, planning, cleaning and sorting too.  I'm so excited for all of it!  (Fist bumps all around.)

today:  There is fresh snow in Iowa.  My kids are still on the farm, and so my backyard is a blanket of white.  I love that.  The perfect backdrop for where I'll be spending most of the day.  And I'll slip on some trail shoes and squeeze in a mile later.  
want to be:  right where Jesus would have me be.  What a ride this fall has been.  I've loved every minute of it.  (There's a blog post on that coming later...stay tuned.)
blessings:  My family, friends, teachers...the list could go on.  
thinking:  I have been given a way to use 45 minutes of my day at school differently.  Today I'll be thinking about how to use that time.  What would you do in a first grade classroom with a "new" block of 45 minutes?  The sky is the limit today.  Let's hear your ideas.  
planning:  for the rest of the school year as a teacher, and as a Wife and Mama.  
writing:  more now that Graduate school is over. (It's cool.  I passed, and there is a post brewing on that too.)  That's the plan!  
loving:  time to slow down and rest.  I'll work today, but I love working at a different pace.   
grateful:  for Faith, Family, Friends, and Time to reflect.  

and today {again}: i am thankful for time to slow down.  

Joy!
Kendra

9 comments:

  1. Kendra!! Great inspiration is oozing from your post here! Congrats! I haven't posted since March to my blog so I would say you are knocking my socks off girl! Keep on writing!!

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  2. Welcome back to blogging!!! Sometimes it's nice to take a break and return fresh. Congrats on finishing grad school...how exciting!!

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  3. Lovely to see you back, and that all is very, very good, Kendra. My mind is whirling about that new block of time. What fun you will have with it and with those little ones. Enjoy that blanket of snow!

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    1. I'm anxious to hear what you are thinking about that block of time. A little more hands on word study is necessary, but then I'm thinking play based centers, or projects of interest? It's been fun to brainstorm this morning!

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    2. I'm anxious to hear what you are thinking about that block of time. A little more hands on word study is necessary, but then I'm thinking play based centers, or projects of interest? It's been fun to brainstorm this morning!

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  4. I'm excited to hear how you use your extra 45 minutes! Your post is filled with enthusiasm and encouragement...just what I needed to read today. I've been absent from my blog since October. I almost feel like a stranger in a strange land! Keep writing!

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  5. Glad you are back. Looking forward to those stories to come!

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  6. What a lovely post to write! Congrats on finishing up grad school, we're all so glad you're back on the blog! :-)

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  7. I just visited you this week because I thought it had been while since I saw anything from you. I am working on a post about my daughter in which your were included, so I was just checking in. Glad to see you are back!

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