Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Parenting Tip of the Week--Don't Blink!

Tomorrow my oldest son Tucker will finish the 5th grade, marking the end of his elementary school career.  Where does the time go?  Have you had these same bittersweet moments as a parent?  It's like I see his life in memory book snapshots--at the hospital, in his walker, in a t-ball uniform, and now headed off to middle school... 

I always have a sweetly sad moment when I hear the lyrics to the song by Anna Nalick that says, "Cause we can't jump the tracks, we're like cars on a cable, And life's like an hourglass glued to a table."  Hug your kids while you can, share with them all of the love and wisdom you can, and treasure each second with them!  Take snapshots with your camera, but most importantly write these days on your heart!  They pass in a blink! 

Tucker poses with his 5th grade puppetry project.  Recognize him?  It's CS Lewis. :-)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Memorial Day Resources for You!

Hi!  After a lost flash drive and a few days of panic, my Memorial Day resource pack is now ready and available for you.  Sorry for the long wait!  Hope you enjoy these learning experiences with your students that celebrate freedom, patriotism, honor, bravery, and life in America!  Visit my TpT store to preview or purchase this resource pack.  Have a great week, everyone!!!  Shannon :-)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Let's Celebrate Memorial Day!!! Even More Resources Coming Soon...

     Hi, everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!  Just a quick note to let you know that my Memorial Day resource pack is coming soon!  I am working busily to complete it, so stay tuned...

     Also, in case you are looking for more Americana-themed resources, I do have patriotic packs which focus on Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln also available at my TpT store.  See below for links to these 3 resources.  Feel free to browse these and see if they interest you.  I feel so blessed to live in America, and count it a privilege to honor our American heroes and fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.    Have a great week!  Shannon :-)

George Washington Resource Pack

Abraham Lincoln Resource Pack

Thomas Jefferson Resource Pack

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Mother's Day! Mother's Day unit now available!

     Hi, everyone!  A special shout out to all of you Supermoms out there!!!  Just a note to let you know that my Mother's Day Resource Pack is now available at my TpT store.  Differentiated for kids at all levels, I think you will find that it is a great resource for use throughout the month of May!  Clicking the link below will direct you to it.

     Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband [also], and he praiseth her.  Proverbs 31:28  This verse is one of my favorites!  It certainly reminds me of what a blessing it is to have a loving and godly mom!  Here is a picture of my mom from Easter.  Happy Mother's Day, everyone!!!  Shannon

Cinco de Mayo Available and Mother's Day Resources coming soon...

Hi!  I have been working busily to finish my Mother's Day Resource Pack.  Stay tuned!  I hope to upload it later this evening!  Wishing a special Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!!!  Also, it's not too late to purchase my Cinco de Mayo learning pack available at my TpT store!!! :-)  Shannon