February 28, 2018: Peace Within Chaos

Life has a way of telling you that it’s time to explore something new. My life experiences up until this point has shown me that I’m capable of producing valuable work, and I should not settle for a situation anything less. My current situation has clearly shown me this. I try to tell myself thatContinue reading “February 28, 2018: Peace Within Chaos”

February 27, 2018: Certainty

In a few days both mine and Andy’s families will gather together for lunch, but the weather is giving an unpredictable forecast already. The threat of a huge storm is being predicted for the day before, with the threat of pouring rain and snow. I really hope that whatever is heading this way fades quickly,Continue reading “February 27, 2018: Certainty”

February 26, 2018: Elsewhere

It’s a brand new week, and for some people, it’s a return to some semblance of routine. For the children in Parkland, Florida, it’s resuming the act of returning to school after the horror of a school shooting taking place. The act of returning to routine is overshadowed by the loss of life. Friends andContinue reading “February 26, 2018: Elsewhere”

February 25, 2018: Curriculum and Action

It’s been a busy Sunday, as I was gathering materials for the new curriculum theme. The topic is all about animals, so I finished up lesson plans and did last minute additions. I also picked up tools for my Cozy Corner. Although I’m still waiting to add some books, I feel relieved that I nearlyContinue reading “February 25, 2018: Curriculum and Action”

February 24, 2018: Brunch and a New Device

This morning Andy and I met up with good friends in Caldwell at the Cloverleaf Tavern. Meeting up with them was relaxing, and we had a fulfilling brunch that consisted of doughnuts and White Stout beer. We always heard great things about Cloverleaf Tavern, so it was wonderful to finally check it out. When weContinue reading “February 24, 2018: Brunch and a New Device”

February 23, 2018: Outbreak

It was only a matter of time before the flu epidemic reached my center. What began as one child staying home due to a fever changed into some children staying home due to the flu virus. We’re all amazed that the flu kept away for this long…but now that it’s here, we’ll all sanitizing materialsContinue reading “February 23, 2018: Outbreak”

February 22, 2018: Cycle of Violence and Indifference

I watched the CNN town hall special centered on the Parkland school shooting last night. It was truly heartbreaking to hear students’ questions, especially those who lost friends right before their eyes. It was equally tragic to hear the words of the politicians who visited the meeting, as they were pledging to create laws onContinue reading “February 22, 2018: Cycle of Violence and Indifference”

February 21, 2018: Compiling

When I truly have time to spend to catch up with work, and prepping, I take full advantage. I never know when I’ll have the opportunity again. Since my center is going for re-accredidation this year, I spent this moment gathering notes and materials for what I need. Since this is also a day forContinue reading “February 21, 2018: Compiling”

February 20, 2018: Challenges & Pathways

Today It’s back to managing work with the extra tasks that accompanies it. At our professional developmemt meeting yesterday, we were given the tools needed to create accredidation binders according to age group. At first glance it appears very daunting, and both my partner and myself hold reservations on being paired together. We both haveContinue reading “February 20, 2018: Challenges & Pathways”

February 19, 2018: Memories from Sunday

Yesterday turned out to be a wonderful outing in Milford, PA. Me and Andy went out for lunch at the Dimmick Inn. It was a warm and welcoming place, and the staff was very friendly. They didn’t mind that I took pictures with one of my Snoopys. I take my little Snoopys everywhere! After lunchContinue reading “February 19, 2018: Memories from Sunday”