Today I’m Going Teach! Because That’s What I Am . . .

Teacher Quote 1

A Few Things I Learned From Teaching:

When you were young did you?

  • Cry for no reason? Be the person that holds a child until the crying stops.
  • Did you get in trouble? Be that unconditional support when a child is in need of structure and discipline.
  • Did you have a temper?kick and hit? Be that person that sits and listens and gives hugs instead of lectures.

When we see a child that has lost control on the outside with hitting others, themselves, throwing objects, kicking, spitting, swearing. What they are portraying on the outside is nothing compared to how they feel about themselves on the inside. Trust me when I say I know it’s hard in those moments of ‘fits’, when you really want to run away from the child, but that is the time when the child needs you the most. Just sit wait for it to pass by making sure the child is safe, the area is safe, defuse the situation by using calming words in a calm tone. I know this helps, it is something I had to learn as a new teacher when I first entered into the classroom. It going to save you a lot of heartache and headache when you learn to accept the child for who they are at different levels of ages and stages of their life, rather then trying to make the situation easy for you as a teacher.

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Music For The Soul . . . or Naptime!

I would bring into the classroom all different genres of music. Our students came to school at very early morning hours, we would listen to classical music as we worked on a puzzle or a painting. We introduced them to Beethoven, Mozart, Bach (“back” that’s how some students pronounced it!Lol) their favorite was a couple of recent composers George & Ira Gershwin. The students that loved the classical sounds, most of them rode to school every morning with the music  of vulgar language, loud bass sounds that vibrated the whole car. It was so bad that the Principal of our School would be out in the parking lot every morning trying to educate parents of the dangers of listening to music at such a high level. Listening that loud to any kind of music is not good for your hearing, especially for little ones. My little students really appreciated the different sounds of music I brought into the classroom – try it! You’ll be surprised. . . .

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Teacher Tip:

Here is a tip that was shared with me, and I have shared with other paraprofessionals, consultants and sub teachers in the past. I had a position where I had several centers a day that I assisted. I had a folder for each one, I printed the schools logo with name – address – classrooms numbers on each designated folder. I kept them in my tote bag, ready to use and update daily. It was a great time saver, and kept me flexible within my position.

Be creative . . . .

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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What’s For Dinner?

Dump-and-Go Meatball Lasagna

Dump-and-Go Meatball Lasagna

Ingredients

8 oz uncooked campanelle pasta (2 3/4 cups)

24 frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (from 22-oz bag)
1 jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)

Chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

  • 2 In large bowl, mix pasta, frozen meatballs, pasta sauce, water and Italian seasoning. Pour mixture into dish. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Remove dish from oven; stir mixture thoroughly. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 5 to 8 minutes longer or until pasta is tender and cheese is melted. Garnish with basil leaves before serving.

Expert Tips:

  • Shredded Italian cheese blend may be substituted for shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Stir in 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to add a subtle spicy heat to this pasta.

** Add a nice leafy green salad to this meal **

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Sunday Blessings

There are nine days left until Christmas – okay . . .  Okay, take a breathe . . . Ahhh

I know you’re struggling with deadlines at work before the Holiday Shut-Down, maybe it’s projects, assignments, make-up work and deadlines at school, or you have aging parents not living near you and they too have lists and deadlines for you.

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Give yourself the Gift of Harmony this Christmas . . .

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Quick Guide: Planning The Awesome Holiday Office Party

Office-Christmas-Party8 Simple Secrets to planning an Awesome Holiday Office Party

If the thought of planning the holiday office party has you hoping that the Grinch DOES steal Christmas – Just hang on, I can help you out along with taking away all the stress of planning.

 

  1. Get Organized – Recruit a couple of Elves (your teammates) No one should do it all on own! You can create a list of tasks and then delegate to your Elves (teammates)..
  2. Get Ideas – First, you need to get ideas for the party from the employees. There are two ways I have done this, that’s by setting up an online questionnaire, I use Survey Monkey . The setup is easy, but since you are delegating task this is a good one to give to your Tech Department Elves. The other way of collecting ideas is a simple Suggestion Box (they still are the best)!
  3. Choose a Theme – After, you have collected all the ideas, now choose a theme for the party. If you usually are partying around all your daily equipment-desks, computers,xerox machine, it’s kind of hard to get into the Festive Holiday Spirit. Think of unique and different options – Here is a short list of suggestions: Art Galleries, Museums, Wineries, Country Inns, Community Barns are fun, you can create a New England Christmas in Connecticut feeling!
  4. Donation Area – Tis’ The Season For Giving. Employees love to give – set up an area for your employees to bring a non-perishable food and/or Toy. Choose 2 charities, arrange to have items picked up the night of the party by a certain time. Announce that the items need to be in the boxes by 7:30 pm for example. What a great way to spread some Holiday Spirit and Magic!
  5. Hire Music – Hire a live local band that you know does a Unique Christmas Repertoire or hire a DJ that will keep the party in a positive party vibes.
  6. Make it Night-Time – Make the party an evening event, this way the employees can invite a guest, their spouse, or family.
  7. Designated Driver – Set up with Uber night of party, if anyone needs a ride home (paid for or discount) or with your Employees, create a designated driver program, they can earn merchandise or money.
  8. Give Real Gifts – As a meeting service concierge I have cleaned up after many of company Christmas parties – I had observed my first year that employees would leave behind the box or bag with the certificate and card. You know, the one you have to go online and order your gift for a certain value. I have seen employees leave certificates worth $1000 and over. They want the Real Stuff – The gift they can take home and share with their family.The gift that when they look at it makes them feel good that their management took the time to think of them.

Enjoy!

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Are You Looking For That One Unique Gift For The Love In Your Life?

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Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl