I completed my 26th year of teaching and continue to be thankful for the opportunity to work with my students everyday. This week we celebrated Take Apart Day in fifth grade. 96 students spent the afternoon applying Reverse Engineering. Most students brought in something that was broken from home. Above the girls are learning about the inside of a printer. The excitement and the aha moments made the craziness and loudness all worth while.
Personally I am celebrating two exciting events for our family. Anna has completed her second year of teaching in South Carolina. She is an intervention specialist with 34 IEP students on her caseload. Her determination as well as her desire to always put her students first continue to impress her father and I. I am at times a counselor to help her with nuts and bolts of teaching, but all the time we are her consummate cheerleaders.
Our other celebration is a praise along with several blessings that have all molded together this past week. Marcus has started back to summer school and will be taking two classes so he can enroll in the Fisher Business of College at The Ohio State University in the fall. He is also working full time at the Columbus Zoo and Water Park.
Finally I want to thank Ruth for encouraging us to Celebrate each week. My #OLW is choice for 2014. I never knew on January 1 what that word would really mean to me. As I type this and June 1 turns the corner on the calendar. I realize six months of 2014 are behind me and again I know that the power in my choices allows me to make the best decisions for that point in my life.