Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My Year Thus far...WEEK TWO

So, this is my second week with my students...they are AMAZING! 
I think all teachers feel like they get the best of the bunch, but this year is truly exciting!

I'm working with the K-1 special education students as well as the 7-8 students.
I know right...big differences in my groups...but surprisingly it WORKS!

My K-1 students all get their service time before lunch, I have a nice break for lunch, duty and prep and then I'm with my 7/8th grade group for the last hour and a half of the day.
I was afraid of the whole 7/8 thing, but they are GREAT about their work...overall, I'm excited!

With all that being said...I'm overwhelmed, so I haven't been on the blog scene!
I just finished up my first 6 week summer masters course, online. It was great and I learned a lot, but it ended right as my school year was beginning and that meant lots of things all due and all new, all over my life! 
On top of that, I have two student teachers...thankfully they are FABULOUS, but that's another added pressure. 
Then on top of that, we have a new principal who is "turning the school around"'s definitely needed, but it's an intimidating change!

So, basically my life has become a multi-layer cake of craziness! I've got two little ones who are at a new school this year as well and a hubby who's got job stresses of his own!
My first IEP is due tomorrow even...SO MUCH GOING ON!

Sorry for the rant, I think that ends it for now...but I'm sure I'll be back later!
Did I mention...I LOVE MY KIDDOS!!! (both in my classroom and the ones at home) 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

August Currently!

So, first of all...Sorry for the Hiatus yet again!
I think all of us, as teachers, can attest to the fact that SUMMER just IS NOT LONG ENOUGH!
I feel like my entire summer was used to organize, craft, research and shop for school supplies, materials and lesson ideas!
I'll be the first to say, even after the entire summer of dedication to the above, I'm NOT READY for school to start on MONDAY!
I have so many pictures I need to upload, I will do that tomorrow! Today is dedicated to my CURRENTLY and I think you'll understand all that it mentions! ENJOY and Link up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!

I can seriously say this B2S is 9 years in the making! I've gotten married, had two children, achieved an Associates, a Bachelors and have started a Masters program! This is my VERY FIRST classroom that I will start at the beginning of the year! Last year I started my job in January and was plunged into the unknown! I didn't do all I had wanted to do in my classroom, but this year my room is PERFECT! :)
I'll share all the glory of my room tomorrow...maybe into a few days worth of posts...I LOVE IT that much!