Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Twas the Week Before Christmas


Tragedy has a way of putting things in perspective.
As so many of us, Friday's tragedy is weighing heavy on my heart.
I kept asking myself, "What can I do?"
and the answer I heard LOUD and CLEAR
was PRAY SPECIFICALLY.

So, starting on Sunday, I have prayed for a child (along with their family and friends)
a day from the list of students that was posted on Facebook.
Sunday's prayers were for Charlotte, 
Monday belonged to Daniel 
and today's angel was Olivia. 
I posted this on Facebook and was amazed with how friends and family rallied around this idea. 
I believe this is the LEAST I can do.
I owe it to them.

I also am choosing to love a little more.
Even in the most difficult times
With the most difficult children!

I am also diving into Holidays Around the World full speed in my classroom.
This was already in my plans, but my goal is even more to create 
acceptance and love for those who are different from us!

I have been using the unit Holidays Around the World
by Rachel from What the Teacher Wants.


There is a small box on each page to the students to draw an illustration.
I have used this box  as a place to create a mini  art project.
The kids love it and it will be a super cute keepsake for them.

We stopped in Germany and read The Gingerbread Man.


Then onto Italy and read Merry Christmas Strega Nona


And today was a visit to France and the story of choice was Madeline's Christmas.


Tune into tomorrow for Mexico (our first stop, but I forgot to take a picture) and Kwanzaa.



2 comments:

  1. Super cute, Tammy! :) Loved your idea to pray for one of the Newton families too...I'm a little late on that...but, I'll start tomorrow...one a day until I get through the list! :) Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

    Tamara

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  2. Thanks Tamara! If you friend me on Facebook, I post the child's name each day. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. Enjoy your break:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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