Jumping Back In

     It’s been almost a year since my last blog post.  Sometimes things happen and they spur us on to greater achievements, but sometimes things happen that take away our creative energy.  That’s where I’ve been.  After several health crises, my mother passed away in February.  I’ve spent the ensuing months supporting my dad and letting nature take its healing course.  It was a good decision. 

     Life has also been full of blessings.  My husband, my children, and my church have given tremendous support and the faces of my new students are a wonderful inspiration.  I can feel the energy returning.

     I hope every reader will find some inspiration here in the coming months and that you have a successful year, both in and out of school.  We’re all in this together!
Pat McFadyen
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  1. Hello Pat. I am a new to 5th grade teacher this year and found your blog through Pinterest. I will be using your divisibility flip book tomorrow with my kids. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Hi, Jessica! I'm delighted that you've found my blog and that it's offered you some help. Let me know if I can help further. Have a great year!

  2. Hi Pat, I'm glad things are looking up for you. I hope that you have an awesome year!

  3. Thank you, Asia! It's good to hear from you! Take care!


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