Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tips for a Great School Year

Like many of you, I'm getting ready to head back to the classroom. In a week, students will be back at school. Where did the summer go??? It seems like it disappeared in the blink of an eye.

It's rough changing back to school life after a summer of freedom. Here are some tips to help you have a great school year.

Sleep
For most, summer is a time of staying up late, and as a result, we pick up some bad sleep habits. This is the time to start creating a new sleep habit by going to bed early. Setting bed time will help with this.

Calendar/Planner system
If it is not on my calendar, then it doesn't happen! It doesn't matter what kind of calendar or planner you decide to use, just stick with it. Writing down test dates, project due dates, etc. will help you stay on task and get things turned in on time.

Eat Right
We all pick up bad eating habits from time to time that we have to break. School and extra-curricular activities are going to take up a lot of your time. Eating a balanced meal at breakfast, lunch, and supper will help give you the energy to keep up with all the things you are doing.

Have Adequate Supplies
You have to go to school prepared with supplies like pens and paper. Grab a book to keep with you too.

I hope everyone has a great school year.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Photo Op: Fischer Park


I took these pictures during a visit to Fischer Park in New Braunfels, Texas.





Monday, July 25, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Story Quote: Guardian of Atlantis




Elizabeth moved closer to Raven. "You're not safe here. They know you're here. You need to leave. This school. This town," she whispered.



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Random Thoughts: School Supplies

It's scary for some.
While for others, it's a huge reprieve after a long summer because they know they only have to make it a few more days.
At this time of the year, whole aisles in the stores are dedicated to these.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

Which means the new school year is just around the corner!

(Cue moans from the kids, and hurrahs from the parents. LOL)

I was in our local Walmart last night and they already had shelves in their seasonal section covered with school supplies. It was strange walking by them without stopping, but that's what I did.

It's been years since I've bought school supplies for the child, and this year, I don't need to buy anything for my desk. When I was cleaning out my home office, I found that I had everything I needed to start the school year, with the exception of a new calendar/planner which I've already picked up. I had dates for the new school year that I had to put into it.

We still have a few weeks left before the first school bell rings.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Story Spotlight: Guardian of Atlantis



Excerpt:

She inspected the box several times, hoping to find any clue to opening it that she might have missed. Raven kept coming back to the inlaid design. She traced the circle with her fingertip. A wave of energy rolled off the box. Raven almost dropped it out of fright. She traced the design again. Another powerful wave rolled off the box and surrounded Raven.

She did it again and was rewarded with a stronger energy wave. Raven touched the symbols in the center, wondering what they meant.

Poseidon.

Zeus.

Hades.

The names popped into her brain.

Raven frowned.





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Monday, July 11, 2016

Inspiration


I can't change the direction of the wind, 
but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
--Jimmy Dean