Friday, May 23, 2014


So I made this thing.  Help yourself if you are so inclined!

(Click on the image to print.  Please contact me  if you have any trouble with it.)

Boy howdy, my gals sure bicker more now that they spend about 4 or 5 hours in the same room together as they get grouchy multiplying fractions.  I wanted to add some classroom art to our wall  to make it feel a little bit more like a classroom.  My theory is that if it feels more like a classroom, they are more apt to behave like they would have in a public class room with a teacher.  I have no evidence to support this theory, but it comforts me all the same.

I like this saying - although I feel compelled to tell  you that I don't make it a requirement for ALL the things on the list to be checked off.  I don't think something said has to be necessary if it is kind (I mean - is it really necessary to compliment another person?  It's not, but it's lovely all the same).  I don't think something necessarily has to be inspiring, as long as it is helpful, etc.  I think if we all truly had to mark off these requirements before we spoke - much of worth would not be said.  So that's the way I try to apply it to our daily lives.

There was no printable that I found to be soothing on the eyes, so I pulled this one together.  Hope you like it.  Hope you use it.  Hope your kids use it.

Catch ya on the flip side.

"Gracious words are like honeycomb, sweetness to the soul, and health to the body."
Proverbs 16:24


  1. Yes! I totally agree! I have to use this for myself all the time!

  2. Yeesh. I need this printed out biggie style.


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