Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March ~ Show & Tell

I'm happy to be joining Forever In 5th Grade for March's Show & Tell Linky Party.

This month I'm preparing for the much anticipated and very much needed ~ Spring Break! I had many ideas, but responsibility ultimately decided. I'll be taking an online course our district has required.  Nevertheless, I still plan to squeeze in some "therapy".
Fiction Therapy

A few months ago I was surfing through my public library website to see what books were trending and I noticed a title that was very popular, "A Fall of Marigolds" by Susan Meissner.  I checked it out, but it was a 2 week loan and I didn't get a chance to finish it.  It's a lovely story that links two women who lived in two separate eras with a lovely scarf.  I've checked it out again to finish it during my break. It's anxiously sitting in my reading cave, waiting for me.
One of my students came running up to me last week.  She couldn't wait to show me the book she had checked out of our school's Media Center, "A Song for Bijou" by Josh Farrar.  She told me it's about a Haitian girl in middle school.  I checked my public library and they had it available. She'll be so excited when I show her that I checked it out also.  It, too, sits expectantly in my cave, awaiting my full attention.
Book #3 shouted my name from the library shelf, "To Win Her Favor" by Tamera Alexander.  The summary in the back begins with, "A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race . . ."  
Looks intriguing, and waiting on line in my reading cave with the others.
Flower Therapy

I love flowers, I love gardening, but I my thumb is not very green.  So, I try to find plants that don't require too much of the gardening gift.  Last year, for Mother's Day, we bought our first orchid. 
It looks lovely in this picture, but just a few weeks later, all the buds wilted and I thought I had once again ruined another plant.  Even the roots started hallowing out.  In my frustration I threw it out ~ The next day a friend told me, "Why'd you throw it out, orchids resurrect!" So, I went home, dug it out, bought orchid food spray and decided to give it another chance.  

I'm happy to report, this is my orchid almost a year later.  It, in fact, did come back.  The buds are swollen and ready to bloom.  
Well, being that I'm now a professional orchid person, I purchased my second one.
I think I can do this now.
Art Therapy

My New Adventure:  
Bible Art Journaling with the Girls
I recently learned of Bible Art Journaling and I was instantly bit.  I love reading the Bible, I love art, and I love journaling. It was the perfect union of three of my loves. Then, I got the idea to invite some of my friends to jump in with me.  I wondered at first if any one would be interested, but I was excited to see that I did have some girlfriends who were in.  So, we had our first gathering a few weeks ago and it was just as amazing as we all new it would be.  We shared snacks, stories, and supplies.  We decided to make it a monthly gig.  Can't wait for our next one.  
Not Shown, But Told:

~ Manicure/Pedicure Therapy
~ Retail Therapy
~ Bicycling Therapy
~ Nap Therapy
~ Ice Cream Therapy

I hope I have time for my online course!  
Thank you for stopping by.
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Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Pinterest Picks

Joining Inspired Owl's Corner, Just Reed and Pawsitively Teaching for this month's Pick 3 Pinterest Picks Linky Party.  We'd love for you to join us.

Let's get started!

Affirmation Necklaces

Don't you think these Affirmation Necklaces by The Middle School Counselor are darling?  Who wouldn't love getting one of these?  Great gift ideas, as well as last week of school activity!

Dr. Seuss Quotes 

Thank you Bright Drops for this great list of Dr. Seuss quotes.  There's enough to share one each day in March!
March Poem

This poem posted by Woolly Green is darling, so is the website.  You must visit.
(Original Pin)

Check out more of my March Pins on Pinterest ~

Follow In Transition 678's board March on Pinterest.

 Now it's your turn.  What are your favorite Pinterest Picks this Month?
Join the party by linking up below ~