Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wow! It has been a long time since I have posted. Not sure why...just haven't had anything worth sharing, I guess. A few nights ago, my husband and I watched a rerun of Charlie Rose's interview with legendary Coach, John Wooden, and he recited this poem. It brought tears to my eyes! This is for all of us who love to teach!
They Ask Me Why I Teach
by Glennice L. Harmon
They ask me why I teach,
And I reply,
Where could I find more splendid company?
There sits a statesman,
Strong, unbiased, wise,
Another later Webster,
And there, a doctor
Whose quick, steady hand
Can mend a bone,
Or stem the lifeblood's flow.
A builder sits beside him-
The arches of a church he builds, wherein
That minister will speak the word of God,
And lead a stumbling soul to touch the Christ.
And all about
A lesser gathering
Of farmers, merchants, teachers,
Who work and vote and build
And plan and pray
Into a great tomorrow
And I say,
"I may not see the church,
Or hear the word,
Or eat the food their hands will grow."
And yet- I may.
And later I may say,
"I knew the lad,
And he was strong,
Or weak, or kind, or proud,
Or bold, or gay.
I knew him once,
But then he was a boy."
They ask me why I teach, and I reply,
"Where could I find more splendid company?"
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
by Dr. Kent M. Keith
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
© Copyright Kent M. Keith 1968, renewed 2001
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
1. "Take action! Lots of people are dreamers -be a doer"
2. "Have the courage to stand alone -I would just be average if I did what everyone else did"
3. "Finish strong and don't quit." "My ultimate goal is to finish life strong"
"At the end of my life, I want God to say, You finished strong."
1. Faith must be first. He became a Christian at age 6.
2. Family- Parents, siblings, grandparents
"If Jesus is first, the rest fall in line."
He challenged all of us with the following question, "How are you affecting things that last forever?"
"Trophies will rust and people will forget my name, it is the relationships you develop that last. Invest in the lives of others. What means the most is what you do for others."
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
One of the fun things I have done with my Second grade classes this year is using Wordle. It is so much fun to play with! You copy and paste text from anything- web page, Bible verse, word document, etc. It makes it into a word picture that makes the most frequently used words bigger. Play around with it!
This Christmas, I got everyone in my family to write 20 words to describe our family. We printed and framed it and gave to my husband as a gift.