The Vine and the Branches
15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
With all the veggies that grow in vines I felt this biblical verse was most appropriate. I used this verse as this months memory verse.
Here are some of the activities we have made so far.
New International Version (NIV)
12 If your sons keep my covenant
and the statutes I teach them,
then their sons will sit
on your throne for ever and ever.”
What a wonderful verse, this validates that what I’m trying to do from home is special. I’m so blessed to be with the children that I teach, all 11 of them, and be part of their spiritual and academic life. I’ll be honest 11 so far has been tuff. I have a mixed classroom, 1 y/o, 2 y/o, and 4 y/o, all have different schedules and all of them come from bilingual homes. Amazing challenge for me, but I’ll take it.
I’m looking forward to the themes I have been preparing. How am I going to redo my schedule is still a mystery, but I’m sure it will get done 🙂
I’m about to release my first Newsletter this week. It’s very short and very brief. Hopefully it will evolve into something very useful for the parents. If you want to be a part of my emailing list please email me; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why does summer feel extremely busy? Maybe because I have all my kids home. This is a picture I took of my kiddos and I on Mother’s Day :). Two big things I’ve been working on while my students nap. I still have 6 babies 🙂 What a blessing to be able to continue working during the summer. 1. My newsletter which will inform the parents on what I’m working on 2. Downloading all my printable and trying to find easier way to navigate my site. I always welcome comment and any suggestions. And thanks to those who point our my grammatical errors 🙂 Their’s nothing worse than a teacher with bad grammar 😉
J is for Jello fun.
In Jolly Phonics the kids are to Jiggle for the letter J. So what better than to have fun with food?
Here we unleashed our inner creativity with Jellin’-Melon, by combining our favorite fruit and gelatin flavors. All we did is chill some lime gelatin in a hollowed out cantaloupe for a refreshing treat. The combinations are endless and fun.
We also made Jelly fish using coffee filters and streamers. All we did is used is coffee filters, water based markers and streamers.
I wrote this post last February when I got accepted in the NCI/ Texas Work Source Subsidized Childcare Program. I’ve been receiving many emails about the program and many calls related to this program. I just wanted to share a testimonial/a good story about the experience. This is the second person that has applied for help since I posted a blog back in February. Seems as though many people are starting to get acceptance letters! What a joy 🙂
Carla & Cassie said:
Hello. I applied thru the Workforce Solutions back in April, not knowing that it was tied to NCI. Back then, they said I would be put on a 2-5 month waiting list due to lack of funds– but as I have learned in the past, always apply anyway. A waiting list is not a “no” or a hard and fast denial of assistance. Sure enough, they contacted me last week saying that funds have now been made available. Trust me, I’ll be sending my paperwork to them asap!
Best of luck to anyone going thru this process. For anyone needing to get started, the web site is wrksolutions.com. I am more than willing to share my experience with anyone who asks.
Originally Posted February 2012
Recently I’ve been receiving many calls related to the programs that my school is in participation with. One mentioned many times was NCI. At first I wasn’t sure what this program was about and how I could be part of it. NCI is a subsidized childcare assistance program that used to be offered by the Neighborhood Centers of Houston; this program is now part of the Texas WorkForce. I asked what the program is called today and was told simply “subsidized assistance.” It took me a while to figure this one out because I kept on searching for NCI and only the National Cancer Institute and such would come up. It was a good learning experience though. Click here for more information and how to apply.
If you are enrolled click her to find a provider.
Anyway, I’m enrolled in this program now, so that means I can help out a variety of families. If you are looking for this service and wish to come be part of my mission I encourage you to come by and visit my home.
Thank you for visiting my website and God Bless!!!