Tag: patience

  • Think Big, but Start Small

    Think Big, but Start Small

    On little beginnings.

  • You’ll Get to Play Them All

    Yesterday was an exciting day in my elementary music classroom. At least I think so. The children got to play four different instruments: hand drums, rhythm sticks, tambourines, and triangles! We hadn’t played the triangle before, so I demonstrated the proper technique. Of course, my students were anxious to try out this new instrument, but…

  • He Gives More Grace

    This past week at summer school, a first grader, I’ll call him Chris, read a book to me. Chris is working hard to learn his consonant blends and diagraphs. The hi-lighted word is an example. When Chris sees the “sh” that starts the word shape, he’s still learning to put the sound of s and…

  • Slow Down to Get Around

    The other day I got stuck in the slow lane behind a garbage truck. Even with the air on recirculate, I could smell the contents of a McDonald’s dumpster. “Well, this stinks,” I said through clenched teeth.😬 Finally, I was able to slide over into the fast lane, only to get caught by a red…

  • Circle Back

    Circle Back

    Because life isn’t always a straight line.

  • Let the Boo-Boo Breathe

    “Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” — (Proverbs 14:29) As a teacher at an elementary school, I’ve heard young children say some pretty profound things. I was out on the playground one day with the kids, when a little guy came up to me to show me his…