Summer Song

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“Good bye from here.

It’s been a year,

To sing a song and

Shed a tear.

We wish you well,

Our hearts do tell.

We send you off,

“It’s been swell!

 

Good bye our friends and

Little ones.

We send our love and

Joy along.

“Enjoy your days!”

Our hearts do say.

As we stand again,

For one last wave.”

 

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Poem by denisebalog©

Blessed is the Nurse – Celebrating National Nurses Day

Especially for all the Nurses in my life.
“LORD on this day of prayer,

Bless the “Day of Nurses” everywhere.

Their helping hands,

Caring hearts;

Dressed for healing from the start.

Blessed is she who cares for the ill.

Strength and dignity are her fill.

Strengthen each with wisdom and might.

Continue strong,

Women in white!”

Discovered today, my Nana was a Nurse at Williamsburg Hospital, Virginia! Thanks Cousin for sharing the photo!!
Discovered today, my Nana was a Nurse at Williamsburg Hospital, Virginia! Thanks Cousin for sharing the photo!!

“She is far more precious than jewels…

She rises while it is yet night…

She dresses herself with strength and

Makes her arms strong.

She opens her hand to the poor

And reaches out her hands to the needy.

Strength and dignity are her clothing…

Many women have done excellently,

But you surpass them all.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her works praise her in the gates.”

Proverbs 31:1-31 (ESV)


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A funny in Elementary…

Miss Cheryl (in the blue) and I dressed up for the Fall Carnival. I borrowed the traditional “white” nurses uniform from a friend. The kids, Pre-K through 5th grade, DID NOT HAVE A CLUE of what I was supposed to be dressed up as!!!

Kids today are familiar with “scrubs”!! Oh we laughed and laughed! Here we thought we were so “smart,” and the kids looked at us like we were crazy!! Gotta love Elementary!! 

poem by denisebalog

Spring Break Adventure – Hugs in Elementary

A first grade boy, running into my office from P.E. this morning,

Please, check my forehead, Miss Denise, cause I feel hot!”

Motioning the small frame six year old to my desk, I opened the drawer.

Pulling out the grey box, which houses the ticket for either staying in school, or the “please come pickup your child,” The Thermometer.

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“No Samuel, I’m not seeing a temperature.”

“Do you think you can make it to lunch, and we can see how you feel then?” I asked.

The boy, one who never complains, agreed with a nasal sound to his voice, “Yes, I can make it to lunch.”

As he turned to leave, I asked if his mother was home from work today.

“Yes, she is home packing, cause we are goanna to sleep in the car for two days!”

“Sleep in the car for two days?” Running the possibility through my mind, as I know his Dad is a teacher, and his Mom is a RN at the local hospital.

“Sleep in the car?” I asked again.

Samuel

“Yep, sleep one night in a motel, and live in the car for two days!”

“Two days?” I questioned.

With renewed joy and health to his step, just from talking about his adventure, Samuel called back to me,

“We’re going to Arkansas for Spring break, and we’re goanna live in the car for two days!”

Chuckling to myself, I called his Mom. Sure enough, Mom was home packing for a family vacation to visit relatives, and true to her calling, Mom came right on up to check on him.

Finding her slightly congested boy, running and playing, and stopping long enough to take a decongestant.

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By the time the school bell rang at 3:10, Samuel was ready for the

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Spring Break adventure of living in the car for two days!!

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The Hope of “Romantic Love”

The last one to share. This essay really touched my heart. I pray you have been blessed reading the thoughts and hearts of fifth grade children.


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“Romantic love to me means: someone who you care enough for that you’d do anything for and they care enough for you to do the same thing, or family. As some people like to call it, that is what I call romantic love is: never wanting to be away from one certain person, that’s what romantic love is to some people.

To all romantic love is the thing that bonds people together. To some it is hope, it is the thing that everybody needs, without it, we’d be lost, we would be emotionless robots.”

Written by a Fifth grade boy in a single parent house.

Love is in the air in Elementary!
Love fills the air in Elementary!

 

Writing Prompt #2 – “Romantic Love” – Hugs in Elementary

 

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“You might think Romantic Love is mushy and gross but im shure when you get older you will be interested.

Take your perents as an example my perents have been maired for about 15 years. You have to have a bond with someone. Its not about how cute they are its about what you like about him or her. If I was looking for a guy I would want someone who is helpful, smart, sweet, loyal, honest, understanding and sporty.

Some people have been mairied for 75 they ate at the same table and sleep in the same bed. They love each other a lot. They have a bond.”

Written by a Fifth grade girl in a two parent house.


Married 12 plus years
Married 12 plus years

The “Trust” of Romantic Love– Hugs

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Hearts and Love fill the air in Elementary this week. I would like to share a few “Writing Prompts” written by Fifth grade students. Generally in the age of eleven, about to turn twelve this year.

Their words describing “Romantic Love” touched my heart.   When reading, please keep in mind, only one is written from a child’s view who has both father and mother continuously in their house and lives; each articulated “romantic love” beautifully.  Proud of each of them:) 


Fifth Grade Boy

Romantic Love  – Writing Prompt #1

“What I think love is about. This is going to be based on my grandmother and grandfather they have been married for forty-six years that’s a long time to me. They also are bestfriends. They love each other. Always helpful to each other. They still hold hands. They have strong feelings for each other. That is what I think love is about.”

Written by a Fifth Grade boy in a single parent household.


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What is a Haikus Poem? – a Hug in Elementary

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Monday night I “Googled” the definition of Haikus.

What a surprise to find the answer (literally)

staring me right in the face, (hanging on the wall!)

when I went to school yesterday!


 

In honor of my new friend and very

Talented neighbor, Susan Michaels of Light Room  https://5wise.wordpress.com/

Her Blog daily astounds with

“Words, Light, and Life” in Haiku style poetry.

Susan, I think you will agree,

these Third Grade students

Wrote some fine Haiku poetry!


 

Here’s hoping you each enjoy a

Haiku style “hug in Elementary”

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Great job Third Grade students!!

On The Wings of the Cardinal Birds

We don’t often get snow in Oklahoma.

As I looked 

Out our window today...
Out our window today…

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I couldn’t not help but be reminded

of the Red Cardinals of Elementary:)

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Second grade students,

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(About 7 to 8 year’s old)

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painting the red of their hearts

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on the wings of the Cardinal bird.

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Yep, we got snow Abby girl,

let’s go out and play!! 

We got our snow!!
We got our snow!!

Hurray!!!

Warm Fleecy Pajamas

Warming off

After a full day of activities,

and wearing

warm fleecy pajamas,

on P.J. day at school,

(as we were preparing to

pack up to leave for the year),

the principal’s granddaughter

stepping outside

into the cool of the air

exclaimed,

“Mimi, I’m “warming off!”

“Mimi, I’m warming off!” 

 

Mrs. J. and I 

stopped. 

Thought about what

Rainee said, and

“giggled with joy”

as children!


 

I am always amazed

at a child’s “point of view!”

Reminding me once again,

of Jesus’ words to

“become like children.” Matthew 18:2

 

God’s view doesn’t see things the way we do.

Who’s to say she’s not “warming off?”

When you think about,

Isn’t that what she’s really doing?

I feel better now!
I feel better now!

 

“For MY thoughts are not your

Thoughts,

Neither are your ways

My ways,

Declares the LORD”

Isaiah 55:8 (ESV)