Friday, September 26, 2008

"Do you have power?"

This was a common question this week as we started school after almost two very long weeks. I hope all is well with you. After talking with my students, we all seemed to pulled through this amazingly well. You all have been in my prayers. I just ask that we continue to pray for all those who are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Ike because only God's power can pull us through hardships such as this.

As for Art class, we will continue to work on our self portraits this week. Look for them in the hallway and see all the amazing work that our SMCS artists are known for!

Friday, September 5, 2008

.....and my heart just melted....

I'm suppose to be the teacher around here but sometimes it just doesnt always work out that way!

During a classroom discussion last week I noticed a little fellow crying. I didnt exactly hear what had happened so I went over to make sure that he was okay. It turned out that a few of the students had laughed at him. I took the opportunity to explain to them that they should never laugh at their friends or hurt them in any way. I told them that they should show him throughout the day how important he is to them. At this point, I was feeling pretty proud of myself for "fixing" the situation....just then a little boy in the back of the room raises his hand and says "Mrs. Payne, I think we need to say a prayer for him so that he can feel better." As he finished his sentence - the entire class stands up and recites a "Hail Mary" for our little friend......and my heart just melted.

Did I fail to tell you that these were Kindergarteners!

May God Bless us all with the innocence of a child. I will say a "Hail Mary" (prayer) for you all today - hoping that God will make your world just a little bit better.

Have a wonderful weekend and make sure to hug those Grandparents today since it is Grandparents Day here at SMCS!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Be back soon!!

Just trying to work out some issues with the back soon!!
"Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh
(my favorite!!)
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