Friday, January 31, 2014

Five for Friday: Bye bye, January!

Time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the last day of the month. Thank God!! It was another week of snow and very little teaching (hence very few photos), but here goes!

This weekend was a tough one for my family. My dad has resigned from his church and will be moving back to Mississippi to be closer to my family. It's a little scary because he hasn't got a job out there quite yet, but I know God will provide. I'm also sad because that means they will be even farther from me (not just a "short" 7-8 hour trip down 95), although I will be able to visit all of my family at once now. Just please pray for us all during this time of transition!

Monday felt like coming back from Winter break all over again since we were out for snow basically all of the week before that. I had kids work on some of my literacy centers while pulling them for running records. We were able to get through a few, and so far everyone has been able to move up at least one level!

Tuesday was only a half day for our kids because of exams at the middle and high school, but it was a good thing because the snow was on its way up here! We were able to leave at 3 and had no trouble getting home or anything, BUT I have lots of friends and family in Georgia where there WERE problems. Can you say "Snow Jam"?! 

My real-life best friend and fellow teacher-blogger, Amanda from Teacher at the Wheel was one of those FABULOUS teachers in Atlanta who stayed hours after schools closed loving on kids stuck at school (she blogged all about it this morning, so you should go read about it and FOLLOW her!!)

Meanwhile, school was cancelled for us Wednesday, and we got some more snow time in as a family. It was much more comfortable to play outside this time even with temps in the teens because there wasn't a problem with it being windy this time. Again, Keagan would have stayed outside for HOURS if we let him!

And even though I haven't taught kids since Tuesday (if you can even call Running Records "teaching"), I am proud to say that my little boy is very excited about his ABCs and even has a dance!

In case the video doesn't work above, click here. Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Hope that the Lord will lead your father where he is needed. I can only imagine how difficult it is to be away from your loved ones :( Yes, I am in Northeast GA and thankfully only teachers worked a half day up this way. It was heart-breaking to see all that was happening a little south of us!! I enjoy a little snow, but not too much ;)

    Kimberlee @ 2 Fulbright Hugs

  2. Praying that the transition goes smoothly! If you ever need any recommendations for hotels to stop at for the night (if you decide to road trip down to see your family), let me know - most of my extended family lives in your neck of the woods, so I know how the trip goes! :)

    Sarah Beth
    Miss White's Classroom