Tag Archives: Inspirational

I Have Great Students

17 Feb

It is seriously unfair to other teachers that I got the best students in the world. πŸ™‚ Remember I love each of you and I believe in you! You deserve the best this world has to offer, thank you for being so amazing!

“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

22 Dec

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

“Cedar Rapids Man Creates Scooter to Help Granddaughter with Dwarfism Walk”

6 Feb

CLICK TITLE TO VIEW VIDEO–IT’S SO SWEET!

“Cedar Rapids Man Creates Scooter to Help Granddaughter with Dwarfism Walk”

via “KCRG News

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A little girl with dwarfism has learned to walk thanks to something her grandfather made.

Bob Sternowski, a former engineer for Rockwell Collins, saw his granddaughter, Ellie Nurre, struggling to walk at 2-years-old and knew he had to do something about it.

“Once an engineer, always an engineer. I thought I’ll come up with an answer for that,” Sternowski said.

He said Nurre was having trouble walking because she had a larger head than other toddlers and her neck muscles couldn’t support it.

So he created a scooter, that’s kind of like an adult walker with wheels on the bottom and the ability to turn 360 degrees.

He says by the end of the first week, she was running with the scooter and six months later she didn’t need to use the walker anymore. . . . .

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