Saturday, February 26, 2011


So apparently this is how my students see me. No big deal, I still love them.

Thursday was my last day with my little friends. I start teaching 6th grade on Monday! I'm a little nervous but I'm ready to switch things up. With that said, I am sure going to miss my 2nd/3rd graders after 8 weeks together. Let me show you just a few of the many good times we had together...

Valentine's Day at an elementary school beats anything. We even had a full blown dance party.

Countless pictures, drawings, and notes....everyday.

Yes, I am the big puppy and he is the small puppy.

Art projects

And much, much more....

Check out some of these great poses.

Stay tuned for life with the 6th graders!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I am spreading myself very thin. As a 2/3rd grade student teacher, I say this sentence and my kids yell out "IDIOM!" because I am not really spreading out my body very thin. They think it is hilarious to think of me squished flat though. The thing is, they think everything I say or teach now is an idiom because I taught a lesson on idioms once. Maybe it is just a fun word? They draw me pictures all the time of someone breaking their leg or a person on top of the world.

I do feel this way though. Teaching 8 hours a day, straight to work till 8 (next week later), then home to plan lessons, get ready for observations, and work on this crazy teacher work sample due in two weeks. Oh yeah, and say hi to my husband.

The truth is, I am so lucky. No matter how hard it is to have the energy to teach these little kids everyday, it is so rewarding. It can be such a wild, crazy day with kids talking back to me and not listening and all it takes is one little kid to come give me a rainbow picture of Mrs. Nelson or a random drawing of a fat king with a cookie on his stomach to make my day.

Starting work again has been crazy with Valentine's Day madness. But, I am lucky to have some of the best friends in the world there. I feel more at home at the flower shop than almost anywhere. I am surrounded by people who love me and make me feel good about myself. I am around beautiful flowers.

And, I am so lucky to have the greatest husband. Seriously, there could not be a more positive, uplifting person in the world. I have never even seen him in a bad mood! (Probably because I am grouchy enough for the both of us.) I sure lucked out marrying him.

The point is, I start to feel pretty sorry for myself some days when I feel like I have so much to do and can't possibly do it another day. But, I look at all of the wonderful things that take up my busy days and realize I am lucky to have my life, even if I am spreading myself very thin.