Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Good News and Busy Times

Hello Blogger friends!  I hope you guys are having a great hump day!  When I was teaching, this was always my favorite day of the week because the kids were used to coming to school but they weren't burnt out on it yet :).  Maybe you're feeling the same way?  Maybe you've gotten the Mondays out of your system but you're not quite counting down the minutes to clock-out on Friday?  No?  Okay, well, never mind.

I have some GREAT news!  On Sunday night I found out that I have gotten a Research Assistantship on campus!  This is so awesome because I will be receiving remarkable training and participating in such an awesome project that will really benefit me as a teacher.  I will be working with Project Read which works one on one with Chicago Public Schools to help transform the culture and climate of the school in order to reform their literacy curriculum so that ALL students are reached and are able to reach their highest potential as readers.  I'm super excited but also a little free time has definitely become just that: MINE and FREE.  It's going to be somewhat hard to get used to actually having a schedule and it's about to get really busy around here!  Prayers would be appreciated!  If you could pray for me during this transition and during this time when I go from having a really free schedule to having one that's not so much free.  I really appreciate it!

Because of this new recent job, I probably will be a little less present in blogland.  That doesn't mean I'm throwing in the towel, it just means that I probably won't be blogging on a daily basis, but instead just a few times a week.  I'm super excited to jump right in and be a part of this amazing project!

On another note, I've been put in charge of the kids' craft room at our church's fall festival.  I would love for some ideas.  Do you have any cool kids' fall crafts that you can send me a link to or describe for me? I've come up with a lot of stuff but I would love to hear all the great ideas that you have out there for me!

Happy Hump Day!


  1. Congratulations, Kari! That's so exciting!!!!

  2. i thought that your news was that you were pregnant. but i guess i'm excited about your new position too. i guess :)

  3. Congrats on the resarch assistanship! That is wonderful and it sounds like an awesome project.

  4. Yay, Kari!!! I feel like this has been in the works for a long time. Glad you finally got it!

    p.s. we missed you last weekend. :(

  5. Congrats Kari! And happy looks like you had a fun weekend away!

  6. This is awesome news! I know how much you were hoping this would work out! Praise God!


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