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Sunday, August 8, 2021


Most of you will begin your new school year in the next few weeks.  Someone sent me this blessing many years ago, but I think it's more appropriate now than ever!  If you ever feel that you are not appreciated and loved, please know that God and I both LOVE you and thank you for the difference you make in children's lives each day!

May GOD bless you. 

May HIS face shine upon you. 

May HE grow you up to become the teacher HE 
purposes you to become. 

May the calling and gifts HE has placed within your life 
be a blessing to all 
the children HE places in your path. AMEN 

Now Geese, go out there and do that thing that you do. 

Be Awesome and start flapping!!!!


Here is a "sweet" story to share with your colleagues at your first staff meeting.  You will need to buy Twizzlers, Snickers, Twix, a Tootsie Roll, Crunch, 100 Grand, Starburst, Sugar Babies, Baby Ruth, 5th Avenue, Watchamacallit, Mounds, Hugs, Kisses, Skittles, 3 Musketeers, Good and Plenty, Lifesavers, and Pay Day.  (If you can’t find everything just eliminate it from the story.)  The first teacher to raise his/her hand when a candy bar is mentioned gets the treat.

Your alarm goes off long before you are ready to get up. It really doesn’t matter what time it is – you still are not ready to get up. But you go through the motions of getting ready and before you realize it you are already at school. You walk in the door and are twisted and pulled in ten different directions – just like Twizzlers.
The sink in the room is stopped up, a mother wants to have a long discussion with you, and here come the twins, also known as the Sugar Babies,
who are on a sugar high. It’s barely 8:30 and you can tell it’s going to be one of those days.

As you settle into the morning routine, out of the corner of your eye you notice the school guinea pigs, Skittles and Snickers,
are trying to break out of their cage. Luckily, Ms. Baby Ruth,
your wonderful team teacher, catches them and secures the cage.
The Three Musketeers,
Todd, Robert, and Jeremy, are having a contest over who can run the fastest and Anna and Maria are arguing over who’s coming to their birthday party. You smile and pat yourself on the back for “rolling with it” just like a Tootsie Roll.

answering an email and welcoming a new child, the teacher next door wants you to come see the store she set up in the math center. “Oh, Miss King,” you exclaim, “It looks just like 5th Avenue.”
The books you ordered three months ago have just arrived and the children thank you for Good and Plenty
things to read.
Sophie, better known as Butterfingers
is getting frustrated trying to make something in the art center. You give her a little help and she smiles and says, “You’re such a Lifesaver."

The day proceeds without a major incident. Well, if you don’t call Kevin dumping a jar of glitter all over the floor. Every time you walk you feel a Crunch.
After lunch you get a Starburst
of energy and begin on the Mounds
of paperwork that must be done.

When the children finally leave there is a knock on your door and in walks your principal Mr. Goodbar
Today is Pay Day!
You open your envelope and realize you will never be paid for what you are worth – even if they paid you 100 Grand.
So here are some Hugs and Kisses
(pass these out to everyone) to thank you for what you do!