*I changed the title of this post from it's original title to reflect more of what this post is about.*
I'm home with my little man today. Along with a new school year, comes new germs. The stomach virus has hit our house. One 5 year old down, two adults to go. YIKES! Today has been our first sunny day since Friday thanks to tropical storm Lee and I would love to be outside, but he isn't up for it. As a matter of fact he is napping now, so I am blog hopping.
As I was scrolling my Google Reader, I came across a blog post from Starbucks, Standards, and Sharpies and she had a link to another blog called The Cornerstone Devotional For Teachers. This looks like a GREAT blog to follow to help us get through the tough times that comes with teaching. We all have them, don't we?
Does your school do a moment of silence each day? Our's is done after the pledge in the morning. Up until last year, my "moment of silence" was often filled with dealing with students who were walking into the classroom at the last minute. Last year, however, I changed my ways. I vowed to bow my head, close my eyes, and say a silent prayer each morning asking for the patience, strength, and compassion that I will need to get through the school day. I deal with the last minute walk in students afterwards. My students have now learned that during the moment of silence, I expect SILENCE (even from those last minute arrivals) and explain to them this is a time for them to reflect upon how they would like their day to go.I believe in the power of prayer and I believe THIS act alone has made my school days better. If you believe in the power of prayer, I encourage you to start your school day with a silent prayer as well. See how it goes....
"Teachers make great thieves"...ever heard that quote? It is a very true! Most of our great ideas are "stolen" from someone else. Not all ideas on this blog are mine. I try to give credit where credit is due. However, if you find that an idea should have been given credit but wasn't, please let me know.
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