Saturday, August 1, 2009


Quotes from the beginning of the school year letter from my Superintendent:
"The best way for us to accomplish this (have an even better year than last of shaping young minds) is to work as a team and support one another. One thing I am asking my principals to do is support everyone being positive and to discourage people from talking negative about other people. I do not want or expect our staff to say negative things about other staff, if you cannot be positive, silence is golden.
Remember the Old Chinese Proverb:
'A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.'
We need to be sure our mark is a plus, not a negative."

Dear Heavenly Father,
My soul praises You.
I repent of my negative thoughts, that come out in my facial expresions and words.
I acknowledge that You are here to help me.
Dear Lord, I am so blessed. There are ones that I know and so many more that You know, that are in hospitals today going through very difficult times. I lift up Carla and Rick Clement and Keith and Judy Beasley to you.
Dear Lord, my heart is praying to you to help me fill it with praise and positive attitude that will come out in my words, smile and attitude.
Dear Lord, help me to always be kind, not rude.
Dear Lord, please equip me to teach the young minds that will be entrusted to me this year. Help me to guide them. Help me to love on them, and to reinforce appropriate behavior.
Thank you God for how you are blessing me!


  1. Hi Sandy, Thanks for the comment on my blog and for your excitement for the Back to School Teacher Swap! I've read your entire blog and I am so excited for you!! I too am a special education teacher! Last year I worked with my 4th and 5th grade students in their regular ed classes. You already have several posts here that you can use for the teacher Swap!! I look forward to getting to know you better through your blog and will see you at the Swap on Friday!


  2. Thank you for visiting my blog. You have written some truly inspiring words. Thank you for the prayer. I will remember your words when I begin the year.