Friday, March 6, 2009

Coming Soon...

I'm very excited! Tonight I'm going on my first Women's Retreat with a few ladies from my Small Group. I've never been to a retreat before and I'm really looking forward to bonding and focusing on God.

So, when I get back I'll share the details of the overnight with you. And, Jamison's room is almost done so the "big reveal" will be early next week.

Have a great weekend and enjoy the nicer weather !

14 comments:

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Have a great weekend, I'll be looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing Jamison's new room!

Ms. Tee said...

Have a great weekend, Kelli! :)

Tanya from Miller Racing Family said...

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the retreat. I am so with you on enjoying the nicer weather. I am getting my blogging done this morning as I am going to be outside all day! Have a blessed day!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Have a great weekend. I hope you will be blessed!!

Ally said...

Have a good weekend and enjoy the retreat...looking forward to the pictures...

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Have a wonderful weekend! I love room reveals-can't wait!

The Bates Family said...

Oh Kelli! I used to be a teacher too (taught in public and private) and although I loved it, it was a lot of work. A few tips...=)

1. Have parents volunteer to help in your classroom from putting up bulletin boards, to GRADING PAPERS! (no one warned me about this one...of coarse it was middle school English so the grading was INSANE), to setting up for parties, to coordinating field trips, etc., etc., etc.....
2. Never distribute your phone number or parents will be calling you out the wazoo. I learned this the hard way.
3. Keep God and family first no matter what!
4. Give your students ownership of the classroom (with limits). Let them have the class jobs such as cleaning animal cages, wiping down the chalkboard, wiping down desks, etc. They love it and it helps you out. Eventually it'll become habbit for them and things will just get done.

5. Pray for your students.

Teaching can be an extremely rewarding job, but a good teacher finds the balance, so he/she can continue this lifelong career of educating our young ones.

I highly suggest the book
"The Essential 55" by Ron Clark. Changed my life at home and at school. It's for teachers, but I think all parents should read it too.

Good Luck! You'll be a great teacher!
Kelli

schwadette said...

Hey girlie! I wish I could head out with you ladies... but with Ian still being a bit UGH... I'll have to be thankful that Andy said okay for tomorrow afternoon ;). HAVE FUN!

I'm DYING to see Jamison's room. I didn't realize that you were so close to done already! I need to follow your example....

Kelli said...

Have a wonderful and blessed time at the retreat!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Have a great weekend.

jennifer said...

can't wait for the big reveal! have a great time!

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

Hope you have fun!!

Jamie

Tanielle said...

Have a great weekend! How exciting!

Sarah said...

Have a great weekend, and can' wait for the big reveal! (And I totally appreciate the award...it doesn't bother me at all...I'm flattered!)