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{some days} #sol15

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Some days ...
... are long and tiring and I can't wait to fall  into bed at the end of the day.
Some days ... ... are busy and quick and I'm hoping to find an extra hour in the day.
Some days ... ... are full and exciting and my brain is ready to explode.
Some days ... ... are just a day to cross off the quickly changing calendar.

(a BIG help} #sol15

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Many things have changed as we opened this new chapter in our lives.  Beginning kindergarten is a BIG step, and my two daughters have made this transition with ease. (Me? That's another chapter in this story!)

One BIG difference this year is lunch. We must provide lunch on a daily basis. In years past, lunch was provided by our day care provider during the school year. But this year, we have doubled our lunch making from two to four lunches every day.

I prepared myself for the BIG feat. I purchased the best little lunch bags to provide a healthy lunch with room for lots of variety and options. (I learned about this from a first grade friend from my school after having lunch with her last year!) I printed and laminated little lunch notes with sweet little messages. I scoured Pinterest for lunch ideas and suggestions.

I was ready to g…

{a new chapter} #sol15

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Have I told you lately how thankful I am for this community?  I appreciated your words of encouragement, your tweets of wondering, and your silent prayers for us as we started a new chapter in our lives: Kindergarten.
Last Tuesday was an amazingly difficult, yet celebratory day as my twin daughters marched into school ready to take on the world ... or at least kindergarten.  I cried tears of joy and tears of worry as I walked away, leaving my 'baby' girls with strangers that I did not know.
I had to trust the very same system that I encourage other parents to do at my school.  Trust without even thinking or knowing.  Being on the other side as a parent has brought a new perspective on my thinking as a teacher.  And then I remembered ...

Those two girls are my whole world.  We survived that first day of school and four more days si…