Lots going on here!

So, remember on Monday when I showed you what I was planning to do throughout the next couple of weeks and during my maternity leave?!  It turns out the Lord had something else in mind.  I went to do a follow-up MRI on Tuesday, and come to find out I need to have brain surgery to remove the abnormal blood vessels.  You can read all about that on my personal blog HERE.  I say all that to say that I am so thankful I was already planning for maternity leave, because now when I go into surgery on Monday, I don’t have to worry about my classroom one bit!  It was a hard week trying to get all of the last minute things prepped, talking to my students about not seeing them for a few months, and cramming everything my sub needed to know in ONE day when she shadowed me on Friday.  But, I truly feel like God has been helping me prepare so that I could literally leave without any kind of stress!
I do have a few pics from this past week… don’t even know how I found the time to snap any, but I’m glad I did because I won’t be in my home away from home until probably March!  That’s so hard to imagine!
We have moved from Addition with regrouping into Subtraction with regrouping.  I tried so hard to engrain this concept into their brains before I left, but they definitely still have some work to do!
We made a little flap-book from my subtraction unit...
 And, we are saying these rhymes like CRAZY now.  I’m pretty sure I dream in subtraction rhymes!
My sweet teammate shared this YouTube video with us, and the kids LOVED it!
We also tackled figurative vs literal language skills with Amelia Bedelia.  This year I used Ashley Reed’s Peggy Parish unit, and it was PERFECT in every way!  I highly recommend it!  You won’t need any other resources for your Amelia Bedelia unit!
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Hey, yโ€™all! My name is Amy Lemons and I am passionate about providing students with both engaging and effective standards-based Math and ELA lessons.


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33 Responses

  1. Sending well wishes and prayers your way. Hope all goes well with your surgery. You are a great teacher, and I'm sure everything in the classroom will be just fine with you being away.
    Lovely Nina

  2. I never thought it would be a person I've never met that would bring me to tears, but you did. I am amazed by your faith. You and your family will be in my prayers

  3. Praying for strength and good doctors. And for the adoption. I will miss seeing all of your creative ideas on the blog, but luckily I have some of your great units to get me through!


  4. Best of luck to you, Amy! God has a path quite a path for you and has given you the strength and support you need to follow it! I can't wait to hear about your adventures in Mommy-hood! Prayers and thoughts!

  5. Sending well wishes from a big fan in Australia! I am just a blog stalker at the moment but have used soooo many of your resources! My kids know u as ' the awesome teacher from America who makes great things!!' Hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚
    May you have your little girl in your arms soon as being a mother of two boys myself, I can tell u it is the BEST job in the world!!

  6. There will be angels surrounding you Amy. I don't want to sound weird but I keep seeing you waking up after surgery is over when I pray for you. I just thought you should know that I have seen that same picture in my mind no less than 5 times.

    You are a true inspiration. I adore you, your posts, your products, and your internet friendship.

    Prayers will continue tonight, throughout tomorrow, and on.

    Much Love,

  7. Amy,

    When I think of you and all that you are going through, I am reminded of Laura Story's song “Blessings”. Your amazing faith is just one of the ways God has used you to touch my heart and the hearts of countless people who are blessed by YOU! I know things are scary right now but God is bigger than all of the storms we face.

    You will be on my heart and in my prayers sweet Amy. I pray your little blessing will be here in God's perfect time.

    In His Love,

    Heather's Heart

  8. Sending prayers and hugs your way. You are so strong Amy! You are going to have such a sweet reward for all that you do for other in your precious little girl!

  9. saying a little prayer for you! I hope that everything goes great!!! And I can't wait to see pictures of your little one when she arrives!

  10. Amy,
    I have been following you for about a year now. I am praying for your quick recovery and healing. I love your enthusiasm for teaching and creative lessons. I cannot wait to hear about the little one.
    God Bless!