Saturday, August 23, 2014

Celebrate This Week - Possibilities

This week I am celebrating possibilities.

I've been back in school for a week and half with students and I've already had Curriulum Night.  I've conducting All About Me  and Reading Interviews.  Then I had the students write answers for me to surveys about math, writing, and word study.  I had these out for parents to view when we gathered to learn more about second grade and the hopes the students and I have for the year.  This information has given me a lot of insight to my group of new friends, possibilities are ahead for us.

I also did something a bit different this year, I stepped back and didn't have volunteer sign ups or a donation list ready.  I was honest my home life has been busy and we would be online with those things in a week.  I appreciated their patience and no one seemed bothered they weren't ready to go.  The possibility of putting something on pause is okay.

I am also celebrating for the first time the possibilities of higher education for one of our daughters.  She went a couple of days early to assist with move in day and we couldn't be more excited to how she embraces opportunities and possibilities.  She's off to a great start!

Thank you Ruth, for supporting us in finding the positive in our busy lives.


  1. My favorite line Mandy "The possibility of putting something on pause is okay." thank you for helping me remember in the first three busy days I had to stop on Friday and slow down. And possibilities are the best!!

  2. Our students arrive next week, but conferences began yesterday & it is always so exciting to see former students & how much they seem to have grown, physically & in maturity. We can't wait to start! It seems you're well underway in a very good way, Mandy. I think parents always appreciate all the information on the nights they visit. Hope your daughter enjoys her new adventure! It's such an exciting time, just a little bittersweet for parents. Have a great week next week!

  3. Yes, I think that sometimes we are holding ourselves to very high standards and the people around us don't notice or aren't bothered when we don't make our own strict deadlines. I have found that sometimes when I have taken a little more time for things, my stress is way lower and I was the only one truly worried about it in the long run. :)

  4. Pause - love it - we all need to embrace it a little more often. Glad your year is off to a good start.

  5. Possibilities is such a wonderful concept - a great lens to use when we look at life.