I woke up this morning, groggy from a fitful sleep and not sure what day it was or what I was supposed to be doing. Then it hit me, like a kick in the guts. I felt sick. It was Pebble’s first day of school! Continue reading “First Day of School”
Five years old. Pebble is five years old! This is only the beginning really, isn’t it? But it feels SO big, this number. Five is an important turning point, she’s a big school kid now. She won’t be at home with me anymore and the outside world becomes a much bigger influence now. Continue reading “And then she was five”
Last week I saw a cool idea for high five sight words and the idea has been rolling around in my head. I’ve been thinking about how I can use it in my classroom and at home with Pebble (age 4 years, 11 months and 3 weeks!). This morning Pebble asked “what can we dooooooooooooooooooo?”so I decided to give it a go. Continue reading “High 5 Sight Words”
Well, hello there! I’ve missed you, dear readers. And I’ve missed THIS. Sitting at my little desk, words flowing from my fingers tips onto a crisp white space on the screen. I’m back! But things will be a little different around here in 2015. I hope you will step with me into the unknown, because I’m still figuring out exactly what ‘different’ looks like.
As my family and life changes this blog will change with it, as it always has. What does that mean right now? For starters, our big girl, Pebble is turning five and starting school. That’s going to be a big adjustment for us as we get used to all that comes with that gig.
Meanwhile Rocky will turn two and continue part-time at his wonderful child care centre, moving into the toddler room where I just know he will have so many adventures. He also gets to spend a day a week with his Grandma and Aunty J, which is very special for him (and them!). Not to mention that I get two days a week to spend with just him. Now that Pebble is off to school I know how fleeting and treasured that time is.
In other news, I’m taking on more teaching time at school. I’m really excited to be teaching with my bestest teaching partner ever (fist bump Mrs O!). We’ll be taking an awesome group of four and five year old kids through their first year at School, learning with them every step of the way.
I’m also taking a step back from everything, just a little, and focusing on doing a bit less. Not stretching myself too thin, ya know? That’s what I like about this quote – it reminds me to slow down, to breathe, to let go of the FOMO.
As for blogging? I’ll be here, but I don’t know how often. I do know that I’ll be here a lot less than I used to be, for the time being. I’ll see you around.