Thursday, October 13, 2011

We're a team

This is our Baby Girl.
She's a student teacher in a 5th Grade classroom.
She has been working VERY hard

and getting VERY LITTLE sleep.
A typical day starts at .....oh, maybe 6:30 am.
She gets home from teaching around 7:00 pm.
She allows herself time to eat, and about an hour of "down time".

Then she is back to work writing lesson plans, grading papers,
recording scores and reviewing the next day's lessons.
Some nights she only gets 3 to 4 hours of sleep.
We've felt so helpless watching her work away each night.

Last night there were things we could help with.
I helped grade math papers
(a scary thought! -- glad there was a "key")
and her big brother helped her put together
a social studies assessment on trading exploration
.... in game form.

He was his baby sister's hero.
He easily put together a Jeopardy game relating to the material.
He stepped up to the plate.
He was a team player.
Without his help,
 his little sis might not have slept at all last night.

When they were little, I used to tell the kids,
"we're a team - we stick together"
they weren't so good at team plays when they were little,
but they excel at it now!

Proud of you for not giving up and giving your best Baby Girl!
Proud of you Nate for helping your sister out, more than once
over the past couple months.


  1. I loved reading this post. It is so encouraging to see your family still working together as a team and helping each other out. It gives me hope for our children as they get older.

  2. Thanks Janelle! Your kids will be great at this!

  3. I hope she gets a break soon!

  4. You raised them well my friend. So great for you and kirk to see the kids helping each other out.

  5. Anonymous7:14 PM CDT

    Oh, tell her it will get easier. The first year is the toughest! What a blessing the family can help her; I rememeber many nights the kids helping me with papers and bulletin boards... and Craig building things for me! Teaching is a joint effort! My very best to her and your son, Cheri!


  6. Thanks for the words of encouragement to Nate and Danae Kerry. I read them out loud to them -- they were encouraged and appreciated your kind words.


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