Monday, August 17, 2009


Today was my first day of school.

Not the "real" first day of school with students and such. Just teachers learning how to teach kids to think, cleaning rooms, setting them up, finding things in your classroom that weren't there when you left for summer vacation that somehow magically appear. (Does this happen to any of you or does it only happen at my school?) This year it was a cart with tons of bingo games, a seat cushion, an easel and felt board, a small, plastic, toy ladder, a green ball and probably a few other things I'm forgetting.

The picture above is a student's representation of me and our class done in years past.

Kind of fun, huh?

If you would like to, I would be grateful for your prayers for me as I begin this new school year.

My scripture for the year is Philippians 2:13 - 16

" . . . for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life . . . ."

What about you? Is there anything I can pray about for you?

I hope all of you other teachers had a good first day today or whenever yours is!



Jacquie said...

I LOVE the picture! And can I please request the same prayer? :)

Karen said...

I just prayed for both you and Jacquie.

Miss G said...

Thanks so much, Mom! Kelly

Candace said...

Oh, I needed that verse to remind me not to complain about the job hunt. I want a classroom real bad and there are not many available in this area. I'll pray for you if you pray for me! :) Hope your second (you know, the one with kids) first day goes well!

Leslie said...

love this verse.. you kids will be blessed to have you as a teacher...

I will be praying for you and for your students... :)

rebecca said...

What a great idea, to have a scripture for the year.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful picture! What grade do you teach?