I received the sweetest little love note in my email box today. Every one needs little love notes in their life, don’t you think? It seems as though someone I know saw me out this morning placing some Lynne B. Mower for Alpine School District signs around town. Considering the use of exclamation points (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) found therein, along with the uh…delightfully colorful adjectives…..(ahem), plus the interesting suggestions of where my head must be stuck, it looks like the sender of this little love note isn’t having a very good day.
Such the pity.
I usually spend the political season behind a computer screen and a big ‘ol glass of Dr. Pepper over ice.
Now, it’s not that I think the other team is bad. I don’t. Okay. In the interest of honesty, there may be one or two that have made me go, “Huh?”
But I don’t think my early morning epistle was from anyone directly associated with the other team. Nope. They are most likely wayy too busy working on behalf of the incumbent. I think it was a well meaning, but perhaps socially inept, fan acting all on their lonesome.
I chose to get involved in this race because there is an issue that needs to be addressed, and I find myself agreeing with how Lynne Mower is choosing to go about solving it.
I’m not a stranger to these types of ego boosts…..heh. Nope. You can’t write on a blog for almost 10 years without someone somewhere wanting to send a little lurve your way.
I’m figuring that if someone took the time to send me such a tender expression of their concern for my head placement then I must be showing up on someone’s radar.
Which means I’m doing a pretty stellar job of helping to get Lynne’s message out.
Maybe my next love letter will come with a piece of reallly expensive jewelry.
I mean, a girl can dream, right?
PS: How awesome would it be if I really were limber enough to be able to place my head in the position they suggested, eh?
Recently a protest was held in Utah in regards to Common Core Standards and Special Needs Students. I thought I'd take a minute and try to present a few facts in a simple, easy to understand manner. Cause I'm all about the simple, people.
First, as parents of kids with Special Needs in Utah we need to understand both No Child Left Behind as well as Common Core.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was implemented during the Bush administration. It stipulated that over a period of time each school would have to show a 100% proficiency for each of it's students, with each student being … [Read More...]
I love this time of year. I love bringing up the Halloween books and hanging out with Parker as we sit and read and read and read. Today's book extension activity is a fun book, Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara, and Parker has a fun extension activity to share too!
Notice the colors on the cover.....orange, black, white. These are the only colors you'll find throughout the book, giving it a distinctive feel and look.
And of course, we have.....the ghosts! Parker and I won't tell you how this book ends, but we think you'll enjoy it!
Now on … [Read More...]
How to Order dōTERRA Essential Oils . . .
Using a computer, click on the link - http://www.mydoterra.com/TammyHodson
In the upper right corner you will see: Join – click there
Select WHOLESALE PRICES and continue
Type in your information – Social Security numbers are held in the strictest confidence.
Continue filling out the online form.
Step 6 is the Virtual Office Usage Agreement. Once you have read it, check the box “I agree to abide by the Virtual Office Agreement as outlined above.”
Now it is … [Read More...]
It is interesting, this journey to teach a non-verbal child how to read. Add in the fact that Parker spends so much of his time secluded because of his health and, well, this challenge becomes an even bigger one. Thankfully, I am fully secure in my knowledge that both Parker and I can do hard things, as we work on our goal of increasing vocabulary words for non-verbal students.
I've been going 'old school' this year. Along with an online reading program, monthly sight words and iPad apps, I've included a flip chart of handwritten poems to increase Parker's vocabulary. I've … [Read More...]