Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 18

Monday Musing: President’s Day Quiz

U.S. Presidents

Karen and I just want to wish everybody Happy Presidents’ Day.  This day, besides celebrating our President and those who came before him, gave some of us a three day weekend thanks to the 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act.  So I hope you poured yourself a glass and made a toast to our Presidents because …

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Feb 17

Sunday Scripture – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

ring on bible

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. …

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Feb 16

Top 10 things to see or do in and around Wichita

wichita

Living my whole life in the Plains megacities are few and far between so what can you do for entertainment in what some people would say is in the middle of nowhere.  Well you might be surprised at just how much there is to do, but also the quality of attractions.  Now is Wichita ever …

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Feb 15

Teaching Tip: Get Them to Believe in Themselves

Test Question

One of the main reasons that I have been so successful in my classroom is that I set my bar high for my students, but at the same time show them that it is possible.  Usually during the first week of school I do two things.  I place last year’s classroom standardized test scores on …

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Feb 14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

M's Valentine

I just wanted to pop in from our romantic evening to share M’s Valentine for her Daddy this year… We hope your day is filled with love!

Feb 13

Dallas Holocaust Museum: A Humbling Experience

Dallas Holocaust Museum Entrance

The Dallas Holocaust Museum was something Karen and I just stumbled upon when visiting the 6th Floor Museum and seeing the area where President Kennedy was assassinated.  Thinking that we would probably not be in that part of Dallas for a long time we decided to check it out.  The museum itself is rather small, …

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Feb 12

M’s Week 36

M's week 36

36 week photo We have had such a wonderful week, Kenny had parent teacher conferences this week so he only had to work a half day on Friday.  Needless to say we took it as an opportunity to get a little three day weekend road trip in.  We visited Dallas and Fort Worth and got …

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Feb 11

Monday Musing: St. Valentine’s Day Quiz

dog

February has long been known as the month of romance, but why? We all know we are supposed to go out and make Valentine’s Day a special day for our significant other, but who was this Saint Valentine and why does his day mean I should go out and buy flowers, cards, jewelry, or depending …

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Feb 10

Sunday Scripture – Matthew 11:28

sleep

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. via This evening as Kenny and I were considering which verse we would like to use for our Sunday Scripture the thought of rest just overcame me.  We just arrived home from a fun filled three day weekend road …

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Feb 08

Teaching Tip: Reach Out to Breakthrough

Reach Out

If you want your students to like your material then you have to reach out to your students and reach them on their level.  Living in a society of ‘what is in it for me’, teaching has become less of ‘here is the information you need to know’ to ‘this is how the information I …

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