Monday, April 4, 2011

A-Z Blogging Challenge

Since I started this late I have to catch up to letter D. When I think about my life the most inspiring things to me are my children, my husband, and teaching. Those three things have taught me so many life lessons and have contributed to what each letter of the A-Z Blogging Challenge stand for.

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A-Z Blogging Challenge 

A- Adventure Each day as a mother of two boys and a teacher of second grade I take on adventure. I look at the excitement in my students eyes when they try a new challenge, or take the plunge to try something new.  I think as a mother and a teacher you have to be adventurous, explore with you children and students and learn together. 

B- Belonging Creating a community where all students feel like they belong and can be successful.

C- Communicate I try to communicate with my students what I expect them to accomplish, that I believe in them, and that they can truly do anything they put their mind to.

D- Determination If you have ever read Patricia Polacco's book Junkyard Wonders, it defines determination. The story brought tears to my eyes in front of my students, and reminded me that all things are possible if you put your mind to it.


  1. Your blog is so adorable! I'm so glad you found the challenge! It is music to my ears! I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve and I love that you're a teacher!!! Looks like you'll have a list of books for the youngin's to read!!

    I stopped in to welcome you to the A to Z challenge! As a co-host, should you need anything don't hesitate to ask!!! I do hope you'll stop by my neck of the woods to say hi! We're also having fun at twitter (I'm @jenunedted and we're at #atozchallenge)!

  2. Loved your catch-up and love the font you use - just right for your content. Check me out sometime - I've written a middle-grade novel called The Christmas Village(a little old for your kids but my 3rd-grade teacher friend said some of her better readers would love it) - and I have an agent who has just sent it out to publishers. So i am hopeful and I will be looking for teachers to review it when the time comes. My link is
    Regards, Melissa

  3. I'm not teaching now, but I student taught in the second grade and loved it! I have two boys also!