Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Linky

Hey, Y'all!  I'm linking up with Latoya Reed of Flying Into First Grade for her fun, and first, linky party.

Her directions are to share three things about myself with you, based on my initials.  My whole name is Sherron Brooke Gravett, although no one ever calls me Sherron, unless it's a new doctor, or something.

So, for S, I'd have to go with Sassy!  My New Year's Resolution was even to zip it!  My smart mouth has gotten me in more trouble in my life than anything else.  I try so hard to teach my little ones that life is not easy with a hard head or a smart mouth, but I guess some of us are just destined to be that way!  My family's really sarcastic, and I grew up with all of us always teasing each other, so my sense of humor is the same.  Lots of people don't get it, and think I'm really mean, so I have tried and tried to change that about myself.  Goodness knows, I'm not out to hurt anyone's feelings or intentionally be mean - it's just the Sassy in me!



B is for bees.  Even though I'm allergic to bee stings, I think decorating my classroom with bees is so dang cute (owls are new for me)!  I love the colors, the flowers that naturally go with bees, and just find so much cute bee stuff; I love it!


G has to be for God.  I am so grateful to have been raised in a Christian family and to know that God created me just the way He intended (sassy, or not).  I cherish the "moment of silence" at our school each morning, and have a horrible day every single time I get distracted during that time and fail to pray for my students and their learning, my family, and for myself to be the best teacher I can be that day.  Today, our asst. principal didn't call for the "moment", but I told my class we'd be taking one anyway.  They know not to talk, or come up to me, or disturb me in any way until I raise my head.  Now, whether they know I'm praying or not, I have no idea, because my eyes are closed, and I have no idea what they're doing.  It's 30 sacred seconds, if that many, but God is right there in those seconds, and remains with me at all times, praise!

Don't forget to read and comment on the two entries before your own, and join Latoya each week for her Get Acquainted Linky!
Brooke

35 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the linky party. I love that you take a moment of silence with your kids. I pray for my class, but think it's great that they see you in quiet time even if they don't know what you're doing. I'd love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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    1. Brandi,
      I have to be honest, I'm praying for myself as much as for my class. Generally, it goes pretty much like this: "Lord, please help me to be the best teacher I can be today. Be with these children, opening their hearts and minds to learning. Help us all to do our best, get along with each other, and be effective and efficient. Please let me walk along your lighted path, not the dark and desolated of my own choosing. Lord, shine your light through me onto each and every one of these precious children." I really do find that if I forget, or get caught up in something else instead, during that one moment, that we have an awful day. I'll be right over to check out your blog!
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Brooke

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    2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! We're starting up What's Working Wednesday in April if you want to link up!

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  2. I'm pretty sure I have a few sassy kiddos in my class this year! I love to hear what the 5 year olds have to say! They always put a smile on my face. :) We also have "a moment of silence" every morning. Our class is still learning how to stand still and be quiet during this time. HOPEFULLY, before the year is over, I can actually reflect and pray for my students during that time. Right now, they are still squirming all over the place! THanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, Brooke! Your comment made my day! I'm your newest follower and looking forward to your future posts!

    Andrea
    Cheers To School

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    1. Andrea,
      I'm so excited to have been able to make your day! And I'm thrilled to have you as a new follower, too. During our silent moment, the only thing I ask is that my kids don't talk. So, they're a little wiggly, too, working, unpacking, etc., but they know not to come talk to me until my head is up. Then I might have five or six lined up waiting! They crack me up, but I love them all.
      Brooke

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  3. I love how you shared about how you pray for your kiddos. We all have a moment of silence during the pledges and I try and remember to pray then.

    I have had some tough kiddos each year that I write their name on the palm of my hand. Throughout the day, whenever I see it I stop and pray for that child and for God to use me in that child's life. When I am feeling frustrated, I try and remember that God put each child in my room for a reason and it is often to teach ME a lesson.

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit when you get the chance. I try and share inspirational quotes and scripture whenever I can. =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  4. Dear Heather,
    Your blog is truly inspirational, as are your comments above. I LOVE the idea of writing a special note on your hand. It's the one and only notepad I never lose! I've never thought to use it for that purpose, but can't wait to try it!
    Brooke

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Brooke