Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December Currently

It's that time again. Time to link up with Farley for the monthly currently. Today is my third day back at work after surgery and I'm exhausted. I have gone home the past two school days and slept for at least an hour and half. I am trying to blog more but I'm taking is slow this week. Currently is the perfect way to ease into some blogging.

I wanted to explain a little more about my RAK. One of our fourth grade teachers has 3 sons who are in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. The youngest son has been in the hospital for over a month now. He had some kind of virus that attacked his brain stem and he's experiencing stroke like symptoms. This past week he was moved to Atlanta for a little more intensive therapy. I'm so amazed by the school and community I live and work in. So many people are rallying together to raise money and support for this boy and his family. I've done some things for them but I would like to get some gas and food gift cards together anonymously and give to the teacher and his other two sons for traveling. If you are a praying person, please include this family in your prayers.
Our elf came to school on Monday. The kids decided on the name Jack for him. This is what he was up to today.
He took all the clips off the behavior chart and decorated the tree with them. The few kids that had to move their clips from the tree were pretty upset about it. Now to just figure out where he should go for tomorrow. Say a prayer for me. I'm without my assistant tomorrow. Normally that is no big deal, but on crutches it's difficult.
Be sure to check out the other currently posts over at Farley's.


  1. Love your blog! I love the idea for your RAK. How sad that he is so sick, and at this time of the year I know it is hard on the family. I will surely remember them in my prayers. Love your elf idea, too. What a great idea to move the clips to a tree - what if you had a small enough tree to keep up all year and decorated it each month with a seasonal theme, and the kids would just hate to have to remove the clip from the tree? Might be a better behavior incentive than the ole chart!

  2. Hello! Just stopping by to visit....you were one of the two before me on Farley's link up! I enjoyed reading your Currently. I am excited for Christmas too! I love this time of year! So sweet of you to gather gift cards to help your co-worker out. That has to be tough for that family. There are so many families in such sad situations....makes me realize how blessed I am. I enjoyed my visit...:) Come visit me sometime!

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  3. Hi Kerri!

    Just found your blog through Currently and am enjoying reading through your old posts! Thank you for sharing about your friend's son--I will be praying for peace and healing!

    Blessings at school tomorrow!

    Little Miss Primary

  4. I love the clips on the tree! Great motivation!

  5. Awwww that is a really sweet idea with the gift cards. I know someone in a similar situation-you've inspired me to do something similar for them! :)