Be a voice. Not an echo. . If you stand for nothing. What will you fall for? -Hamilton . . . . #teachersofinstragram #teachersofthegram #iteachfirst #soymaestra #firstgradeteacher #primarycornerstone
Pillow galore, oh my! This has easily become one of our favorite areas in the classroom. My students love to sit or lay down to read, use iPads, or have accountable talk conversations with their peers. . . When I spend sometimes up to 2 weeks of my summer prepping and buying for my classroom, I often wonder, “why?” Then I see my students love an area as much as this one, and I understand the reason behind my yearly motivation. . . I’m not advocating for the release of personal time and money in order to do these things, especially since I’m a big believer of work and life boundaries. But, I have come to the realization that there are some things I am willing to do that do not come at the expense of my life or family, and simply add to my life and that of others. End of summer prepping is one of those things. . . #teachersofinstragram #teachersofthegram #primarycornerstone #flexibleseating #flexibleseatingclassroom #primaryteacher #firstgradeteacher #1stgradeteacher #iteachfirst #latinateachersofinstagram #soymaestra
Today we had a lockdown drill. It was because of a medical emergency in a building adjacent, but a lockdown drill, nonetheless. My heart was in my throat and all I wanted to do was hold my students tightly and tell them they were safe💕 . . February 14th has always been an epic day for students. They love the excitement and the special moments with their peers. For far too many students and families, Feb. 14th will never again be the same. Thinking of those students and families today and remembering all those who were lost. . . . #MSDstrong
#tbt with this hunk of a husband of mine. Forever my valentine 💕 @mrprimarycornerstone
It is so wonderful to see our students be innovative. Mario’s story makes my heart so happy because he knew from an early age what he wanted to do. He believed he could and he did! #diversitymatters #teachersofinstragram #teachersofthegram #pclatinoinfluencers #primarycornerstone
Our students’ passions start at a very young age 💕
Do you ever find yourself feeling lost or confused? Sometimes I do, too. I’m a mess most of the times, but I manage to walk through life victorious because I don’t walk alone. God knows my mess and He is always in pursuit of me 💕 *I often question why the God who created the heaven and the earth decided to love me. Lil’ old me. I am so humbled by His passion and His pursuit of me no matter my circumstances or my behavior💕 *How could the God who placed the earth on its orbit look down at me and see beauty? Oh but He does. Even when I don’t see it. Even when I can’t see it. Even when others try to cover it. He sees it and brings it to light 💕 *Today has been a particularly rough day. I have had anxiety. Lots of it. For no reason, or so it seems. It just creeps up like a thief in the night and promises to steal away my peace and my joy💕 *Thinking of His goodness helps me. Knowing that He is enough and in Him I find joy. I sit here and study scripture, sometimes desperate to find something that better leads me, but more often than not, I find a truth about God and not about myself. The truth of God and who He is shines light to who I am and what I can do because of it. I am finding so much joy in Him this morning💕 *I never pretend to be who I am not. I do not hide that my life revolves around my faith because my faith and my God are what keep me alive. Everyday I am amazed even in the littlest of things at how much He loves me. I tend to tell everyone about the sales I find and how they helped me save money or the new teaching strategy that has radicalized my teaching. Above all, I love to share about the scandalous love of God who saw me in my mess and still Loves me with a love unyielding and without reservations and has me indelibly tattooed on His heart. *What would have normally been a very sad day controlled by anxiety has turned into a joyous day filled with His presence. Thank you, Jesus for your love.