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My new favorite teacher-cessory! ❤️Doesn’t every black dress need a pair of ✏️ shoes??? ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
This was so fun, the perfect way to practice letter and number formation, and the kids went nuts for it!
Would you or wouldn’t you? ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
😍I’m in love with these chairs that are perfect for my flexible seating classroom but they are $300 at Homegoods!
Please let me know when they go on 90% clearance!🤣 ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow is a big day for us. ❤️Aniston is having surgery on both eyes and we would appreciate your prayers.
We began this journey when Aniston was just 2 years old. We noticed one of her eyes was turning in a bit. We started with glasses and soon had to begin patching.
To get my then 3 year old adjusted to patching, my sister had the idea of a patching tea party. ☕️ Everyone that came wore a patch. It definitely helped her get used to the idea and all of her family and friends gained empathy for how hard it is to only use one eye.
The thing is, we couldn’t REALLY understand. We patched her good eye. Her other eye could only see 150/20 when she began. This meant that with her patch on, she would run into things, fall on playground equipment, and cry when she couldn’t see things right in front of her face.
Over years of patching sometimes up to 8 hours a day, we were thrilled that her “bad” eye could see 30/20 with her glasses on and 20/20 with items up close. An answer to prayers!
For the last couple of years her eye immediately turns in when her glasses are removed but we’ve recently realized it is turning in with her glasses on too. That’s a problem and means surgery is the next step.
If you know a parent dealing with these issues, I have an old blog post that explains the tea party and her issues even more.
Her confidence never took a hit. I know lots of people patch at home but for us it helped take her mind off of it if we patched when we were out and about.
I remember being nervous those first few days when a little boy ran up to her and asked her why she was wearing the patch. At barely 3 she said, “My mommy says... the doctor says... I can wear it 3 hours and then take it off!” She said it with a shy smile and I was so impressed.
Please pray for the surgeon and for her. ❤️Maybe a little prayer to calm my nerves too. ... See MoreSee Less
This is a well-loved book in my classroom! Typically around 25% of my students are ESL learners. They love to hear those Spanish words and correct my pronunciation!🤣
This is a really cute book to start celebrating those language differences immediately!❤️ ... See MoreSee Less