slice of life challenge day #4: finding joy

slice of life 2014

Sometimes you just need to take some time to stop and reflect on some of those small moments from the past few days that brought you some extra joy.

  • I received an e-mail from one of my student’s parent with her slice of life post. She decided to participate in the challenge along with her son and our class. I was completely blown away by her first post; she’s an incredible writer.
  • I received an e-mail from a good friend about the birth of her baby girl with pictures attached of the beautiful newborn!
  • In class we are working on fantasy stories and some of my students decided to put their own drawings into ibooks author, which we are using to publish their pieces. I saw quite a few of my students offer to draw pictures for other students’ fantasy books. It was great to see students that aren’t close friends helping each other out!
  • Yesterday, I was thinking about buying some flowers for myself because flowers make me happy. However, I didn’t have time to get them. Then, this afternoon, I had two surprise visits in my classroom. I received two huge and beautiful bouquets of flowers from my fifth grade team and the lovely ladies that I take a taxi with every morning to school.



  • Yesterday, I had a chance to eat dinner with a good friend and catch up. She texted me while I was on the MRT (subway) home and the timing worked out perfectly.
  • I didn’t get a chance to watch the Oscars, but I must admit, I loved seeing the selfie photo of the night.


What small moments brought a smile to you these past few days?

7 thoughts on “slice of life challenge day #4: finding joy

  1. elsie says:

    You are taking a page from Ruth, find the celebrations in your life. Life can be sweet if we look for those moments (however fleeting) to celebrate. Gorgeous flowers!

  2. blkdrama says:

    Jee, what a great set of good things to smile about 🙂 Love the flowers and the Oscars were great this year even if they did take 3 1/2 hours to complete.

  3. cthompson2014 says:

    The fact that a parent jumped at the chance to take part in the writing challenge with your class shows just how much you are affecting your students and their families with your focus on writing. Kudos to you!

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