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Silent Monkey

I love to play a game on the first days of school called “Silent Monkey.” 

SYNSYSN Days 21-30

One way to improve student achievement- on my end anyway-  is to improve me, so for these last days of prayer for the next school year, I am praying through Romans 12.  (I am going to work on memorizing the chapter this week as I pray.) Day 21- God help me be willing to sacrifice for…

Days 17-20

One of the hardest students to teach is the lazy one– you know, the one that won’t even pick up his or her pencil.  Over the next few days, I am going to pray for the student that has a propensity toward doing nothing. Day 17– Father, help each student to not be a sluggard:…

Days 15-16

Jay was a student in my first hour English class the first year I taught at Webb City Junior High School.  He was a child who couldn’t sit still and talked CONSTANTLY, but if you know me at all, you know I actually enjoy the child with a lot to say.  However, what I didn’t…

Day 14

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he. [I Sam. 3:1; Amos 8:11, 12.] (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition) My mantra for my students all evening has been this verse,…

SYNSYSN Day 13

My heart plummeted today when a friend mentioned checking students’ test scores. So I’m not going to lie to you, I’m praying like crazy today (as I did everyday last year) that my students will have exponential academic growth.   SYNSYSN? Days 11-12 SYNSYSN?-Day 10 Days 3-9: Should your next school year start now? Should…

SYNSYSN? Days 11-12

With Father’s Day approaching, I feel it’s important to pray for my students who don’t have a father.   Day 11-  I’m praying that my students will know God as a father.   Day 12-   I’ve actually had students whose father was absent because he was in prison. I’m praying for every dad in…

SYNSYSN?-Day 10

Hello Teacher Friends!! When reading  today’s proverb, the tongue was mentioned over and over. We all know how a word harshly spoken can ruin a class period, so today I am praying verses 1 and 3 for students AND for myself. God, help us always speak the right words. A gentle answer turns away wrath,…

Days 3-9: Should your next school year start now?

I’m off on my 25th Anniversary trip today- so I’m posting a week’s worth!  Love you, and God bless you as we each prepare for our next school year. Proverbs 19:21 became my mantra for the end of the 2016-2017 school year.  I think I’ll post it above my classroom doorway next year and make…

Should your next school year start now? Day 2

The 2016-2017 school year was my worst ever emotionally, but I’m anticipating 2017-2018 to be one of the best.  I am beginning a prayer journal for my students and their needs right now, today, June 6, 2017.   I’m going to prayer for my students and every facet of the school year beginning with one scripture…

Should your next school year start now?

The 2016-2017 school year was my worst ever emotionally, but I’m anticipating 2017-2018 to be one of the best.  I am beginning a prayer journal for my students and their needs right now, today, June 6, 2017.   I’m going to pray for my students and every facet of the school year beginning with one scripture…