July 20, 2013

Wisdom for New Teachers

Today I am linking up with Deb Thomas from Fabulously First to offer my words of wisdom to all the new teachers out there.  I hope you come and link up too! Click here or on the picture below and you will be taken to the Wisdom for New Teacher's Linky Party. 

July 19, 2013

Stop the Timers! I'm not Ready...

The last couple of days I have noticed more and more people adding the counters for how many days until school starts.  Yikes! I don't know about you but I'm not quite ready for the countdown yet.

It only seems like a few days ago that I hugged my little first graders new little second graders goodbye.   I'm convinced that time changes during the summer and flies by without any regard to the time that we as teachers need to regroup.

Here are just a few of the highlights of my summer so far:
  • No Vacation.    (wait...that is not a highlight!!!)

  • A conference that I attended was pretty much worthless (except for Ron Clark... who gave me whiplash from trying to keep up with him on stage! But my neck pain was definitely worth it!)
  • Almost every weekend an evening at our lake with my teaching partner in crime for some of the best steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, potatoes, in this part of the country.  We are truly blessed to have a beautiful place but even more blessed to have such as wonderful family to share it with. 

  • An MRI on my husband's back that has totally rocked my world NOT in a good way.  Trusting God has it under control... 

  • Mopping.  Mopping.   Mopping.  I have never mopped so much in my entire life.  After several visits to the vet... we are still having issues and I am not a very happy mommy!

Well...that is just a glance... I don't want to bore you too much.  I hope you are enjoying your summer... AND stop counting those days!   lol