Our staff went on a tour of the community that feeds our school. The local police guided our tour to give us background of the apartments, complexes and housing areas.
It was well thought out and meaningful. We were able to ask questions and give feedback. Lots of storied were shared.
This was very powerful. Since I moved to this school district for its proximity to my house, I was taken aback how little I knew about this area. Most of us had never done something like this before. We all left with a greater appreciation for our students and where they’re coming from.
Oh, and the bus driver wasn’t playing with us. She had us sitting quiet like the students.
You all know that I enjoy my Summer break. You know I get a lot in to the 8 weeks we teachers cherish. But this Summer has already proven to be a little much for me.
- I started Crossfit coaching A LOT. I enjoy it so much that I don’t think about it when I’m doing it, but it’s exhausting. My hat goes off to every owner who runs multiple classes, day after day.
- Trying to do family Bible Study every week.
- I’ve been playing trough some mentally challenging stuff. This has really wore my creative mind out.
- My girls were in a movie shoot this past week. Almost was the complete mental down fall of your favorite bowtie teacher.
- Dr. Whitaker has a new job and with that a ton of new responsibilities. Do I need to say more?
- Daddy Day Camp starts Monday! Augh!
- I want to study/read over the 1st grade learning standards, but I’m so busy I can’t settle my mind enough to digest them.
What came to me today was that I’m not meditating on God’s Word nor replenishing my mind and thoughts. I’ve allowed myself to not think on Him, but more on my surroundings. What’s the use of scripture if I’m not fully utilizing it as 2 Timothy 3:16 says? It’s to common to make light of a prayer less or Bible less life, but it’s very true. Next couple of weeks I think I’m going to unplug more, I can’t promise complete un tethering, but certainly will make it more deliberate attempt.
That is until you read this post.
School is going to be starting soon, like it or not, and you're going to
1. realize your kiddos grew this summer
2. try to squeeze their feet into those shoes "for one more month"
3. wonder if you can get one more year out of that backpack
4. start looking for good B2S sales
I'll be doing the same thing. What I did find out is that we have a lot of really quality things that someone else would be happy to get. So for the next couple of posts building up to B2S I'm going to give some ideas on where to donate your kids old stuff. I'm also going to be looking for neat recycle ideas.
I'm starting with book bags this post.
This organization Aspire. Inspire. Foundation has a great track record and strong feedback. Feel free to check them out and see if your pile of old book bags can find a new home. Please comment and let me know of other cool places to donate old school shoes and other items for school.