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GENERATIONAL NEGATIVES (GN) PART III Trust вЂњWAS BORNвЂќ
I read the headlines in the news early morning and I found myself beginning to sing the Christmas Blues. Why donвЂ™t you just sing a few news bars along with me:
вЂњThe Twelve Days of ChristmasвЂќ
How does one sing this song in вЂ?05
Estimated price of ’12 Days of Christmas’ gift list up sharply due to gas and gold prices and the bird flu.
‘Christmas’ missing from Bushes’ card
Quote from Psalm 28 but not Merry; so not good enough
вЂњ10 Reasons to drink over the HolidaysвЂќ
My in-laws andвЂ¦вЂ¦..
Now, I thought why donвЂ™t I try changing my tune to some things that my Mother (a generational positive) taught me and have kept me focused over many years.
Chant along witContinue reading “WHO MAKES UP YOUR WORLD -TRUST- “Was Born” Part III GN”
Several years ago a parent in my class made snowmen socks with my class.
Ever since I have made them every year.
Materials needed: White tube sock (Can have the red and white stripes
or the Nike logo – kids love the logo, orange tic tacs, peppercorns,
fabric glue and/or use low temp glue gun, yarn, buttons, felt, rice,
and cotton batting
Fill the sock about 1/3 full of rice – about 2 cups and then fill with
1/3 of cotton batting. Between the bottom and middle third tie a piece
of yarn to divide the snowman into a head and bottom. Tie a piece of
yarn above the top of the snowman’s head so the stuffing and/or rice
does not fall out. Then turn the ribbing of the sock down forming what
looks like a hat.
Next cut out a felt scarf to go around the snowman’s neck. You may
glue the scarf down where it meets, or make it long enough to tie.
Then placeContinue reading “Crafts for the classroom”
I am a special education teacher in Mandeville, La.
I receved this email and so enjoyed….
One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other
students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between
Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about
each of their classmates and write it down.
It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment,
and as the students left the room, each one handed in the papers.
That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a
separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about
On Monday she gave each student his or her list. Before long, the
entire class was smiling. “Really?” she heard whispered. “I never knew that
I meant anything to anyone!” and, “I didn’t know others liked me so
much,” were most Continue reading “The Teacher and the Serviceman”
ThereвЂ™s nothing like having a fresh Christmas tree in your home for fragrance and beauty. Some of the best varieties for freshness and keeping quality are Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir; Balsam Fir and Scotch Pine. My favorite is Fraser Fir because of its long-lasting fragrance, beautiful pyramid shape, branch flexibility and needle retention. Regardless of what your favorite is, here are some tips to ensure that it stays looking beautiful and fresh throughout the Christmas season.
Make sure that when you select a tree the branches are pliable and not brittle. There should not be excessive needle drop when you shake it and it should appear fresh and green with no broken branches.
You should cut about an inch off the bottom trunk no longer than 1 hour before placing it in the stand. The trunk starts to seal up again after this time period preventing water uptake. Place the tree Continue reading “Selection and Care of Fresh Christmas Trees”
ADD and ADHD from a Teachers Perspective
This article is intended to be the вЂњReaderвЂ™s DigestвЂќ version of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I am not someone who is certified to diagnose either of these disorders, but I am a person who has made my profession dealing with them.
The most important thing to remember is that ADD has NOTHING to do with over-activity. The attention deficit in this case can sometimes go unnoticed. Sometimes parents and teachers say that these students вЂњzone outвЂќ. They can miss entire portions of lectures or miss time in class to complete assignments because of their inattention. This will affect all aspects of life. Even as adults people with ADD have trouble вЂњrememberingвЂќ things. It really isnвЂ™t a memory issue; it is the lack of attention when the informaContinue reading “ADD and ADHD from a Teachers Perspective”
Santa arrived today! Would you like to email Santa? Just leave your message on comments below. Santa found Sara, Stacy and Debi to help him with his mail this yearContinue reading “Email Santa”
THE ROSE OF SHARON SCHOOL OF LEARNING WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JERSEY!Continue reading “HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERSEY”
Poinsettias for the Holidays
When you do your Christmas decorating and giving donвЂ™t forget the Poinsettia. TodayвЂ™s poinsettias come in many colors ranging from the traditional reds, whites and pinks to multi-colors, gold, purple and burgundy. You may find blues, sparkles and polka dots this year also as growers expand their creativity through the use of floral paints.
The colorful bracts come in many shapes and sizes. One of my favorites is вЂ?Winter RoseвЂ™ which looks markedly like a rose unfurling. Then thereвЂ™s вЂ?Strawberries and CreamвЂќ whose unique cream and dark pink bracts are oak leaf shaped.
Poinsettias require about 6 hours of bright light each day. Water when soil becomes dry to the touch but avoid letting the pots sit in standing water. Fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer after thContinue reading “Love and Care of Poinsettias”
Do you plan to attend a church service to celebrate the Birth of Christ?
Do you plan to have a Christmas Tree? Is so, Why?
Do you plan to have a nativity in your home or yard?
“If your plan is having no plan, do you have a plan?”
When I reflect on the fact that Jesus left heaven to visit with us on earth and fulfill the plan for our salvation through The Virgin Birth, the Cross and Resurrection I want to celebrate. I really donвЂ™t think I have celebrated Christmas without a Nativity scene as a reminder of such a miraculous birth. It would not be Christmas for me without this reminder because I always think a Royal without a place to be birth is more than humble. When I see the magi (Matthew 2:1) riding on camels to worship this King they have so long awaited for it turns my hard heart to honor, worship and adore the amazement of this woContinue reading “Christmas Planning”
The Rose of Sharon School of Learning wish all a
Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to all for stopping by today to visit.
We are thankful for so many things but we would like to share three things for which we feel most thankful.
1) We are thankful for this site that gives us the freedom to share and express our thoughts and faith.
2) We are so thankful for the new friends and the old friends that meet here often and share with one another.
We would like to share with our friends today one of our favorite poems:
NEW FRIENDS AND OLD FRIENDS
вЂњMake new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine
Age will mellow and refine.
Friendships that have stood the test-
Time and change-are surely the best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray;
Friendship never knows decay.
For вЂ?mid old friends, tried and true,
Once Continue reading “HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY”