Friday, November 14, 2008

A La Rachael Ray

In Rachael Ray Magazine she shows the inside of refrigerators of a different star each month. We went to visit my sister in law last weekend, and when I saw her pantry, I knew that I had to blog about it. It is a very spacious pantry: neat, clean, and organized so that everything can be seen and easily found. My sister in law also practices organic living and this is apparent in the foods that she selects for her family. She enjoys shopping at Whole Foods, and practices good, healthy eating habits.

My husband woke me up on Sunday morning and said you have to try this and put a piece of turkey jerky in my face. Normally, my husband would not eat such a thing, but he must have been really hungry to try it. He said that it was really good. I said that of course it was really good. He was like how do you know. I answered that your sister picks out the best of the best and shares it. She would not share it if it was not good. But the way I did not try the turkey jerky because I knew that we were having Chicken Tocino and Chicken Longanisa for breakfast, and I was saving myself for breakfast. Note the package of Turkey Jerky in the upper left hand corner.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I got through my first writing of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and my first IEP conference in which I was the lead teacher. Thank goodness for friends, a great special education department, and IEP Anywhere for helping me get the job done.

As a regular classroom teacher I never had to write an IEP, only contribute my knowledge of the child. As a special education teacher I not only have to determine goals for my students, but also gather the necessary information from teachers, parents, specialists, therapists, etc. and compile the information into an education plan that will most benefit the student. I then have to implement the plan and track the progress my students are making.

I believe that with the first one behind me, I am now armed with the knowledge to do the rest of my IEPs with ease and lots of planning!