Contribute to Space!

Here’s something to try!

Although Pluto was demoted to the status of a white dwarf, it continues to be of great interest as new moons were discovered, orbiting it. The latest two moons are temporarily called P4 and P5.

However, you can help name the two new moons by clicking here. I personally like Vulcan and Persephone so that’s what I voted for. You can only vote once a day and voting will end on February 25, 2013 EST Monday.

Let’s go and contribute to naming a moon in our solar system!

Self-Control and Discipline

As a teacher, it’s difficult to maintain that sense of control when you’re in a roomful of hormonal adolescents. A challenge for me is to keep myself from expecting an immediate change after what I have taught them or tried to impart with them life lessons that they can bring with them for the rest of their lives.

So I’m stuck.

Today is Ash Wednesday and it marks the beginning of the Lenten season wherein everything should be minimized and controlled. This I realized, should also include my own desires of perfection, expectations and harsh methods of discipline.

When the priest said to me, “Repent and believe in the Gospel”, I truly felt sorry for all I have done. It was as if I was carrying a huge burden that I placed on my own shoulders. So today, I let go of all my expectations and frustrations. I will try to be less abrasive to everyone, especially to my daughter.

I was also reminded that God made himself human to connect better with us through Jesus Christ. In a way, maybe Jesus also experienced what I’m experiencing now and of course, praying for a calmness to settle within my troubled mind and emotions might also help in attaining peace of mind and soul as obviously, He was able to overcome everything. Although He is God, the core solution would be to establish self-control and discipline within.

And that’s what I’ll do.

Spotlight on the Seniors

AS the school year nearly comes to an end, I am besieged with activities, left and right! The Junior-Senior Prom came and went, leaving me all glowing in pink because of my hot pink cocktail dress and uber fun time with the Seniors.

And while in the process of preparing for the final activity of the year, our own department’s culminating day on Feb. 22, the Seniors took their retreat and I made them an online palanca. Click here to know more about the 31 Seniors who wormed their way into my heart.