Saturday, June 23, 2012

I set fire to the rain


Summer is here, and while the weather is hot out, I have a lot of "fire" in me also.. I am very determined to have a successful next year.  Still sorting out everything for next year but hoping I'll be able to announce everything soon. I hate the feeling of the unknown (especially when it comes to your job) but I am just making sure everything happens that needs to. Jobs are SO hard to come by, I am just lucky enough that someone (anyone!) recognizes my talents and knows that I truly give 200% to my kiddos.  I also have a lot of fire in me to finish INSANITY! Good God it is tough, but I am doing my best and have not missed a workout yet... good thing tomorrow is my day off ;)


What a year.  Lots of craziness, but still I tried to remember what was important... and that is my wonderful, wonderful students.  I have taught reading, maternity leaves, and been a support teacher (mini group lessons, whole group instruction, etc.) but this was my first REAL full-year class of 2/3rd graders and I loved them so much.  They did such a great job with growing as a team and making TONS of progress academically--they all cried and that left me broken hearted but I will still see some of them.. it's so nice to have such an effect on someone.. especially kids!

I had the GREAT (and lucky) pleasure of working with Mrs. Second Grade is Splendid.. Wow. Without her help, I would have been doing a lot more work.. and I DID do a lot of work this year! She's a dream to work with, because besides being a fabulous teacher, she is strong and passionate about what she does.  I really hope to work with her in the future..

Here we are at one of our last field trips, Bounce Around!

12 comments:

  1. Keep that fire for teaching going! Summer breaks are good for recharging that fire. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thank you so much Lori :) I hope I can at least get a weekend break this summer :P

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  2. I haven't stopped and keep on finding more ideas (ahh Pinterest). Hope you get the news you are hoping for!

    Stephany
    primarypossibilities.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Stephany :) and I looove pinterest! I cant stop working too.. thanks for leaving me some encouragement :)

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  3. What a great way to put it. Keeping that fire is just sooo important!

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. Yes thank you!! I hope we all can always keep that fire throughout our careers :)

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  4. I love reading your blog, so I'm awarding you the Versatile Blogger award. Check my blog to see the rules you need to follow!!
    Darleen
    Third Grade Love

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    1. Thanks Darleen, you are too sweet :)

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  5. You ROCK . . . INSANITY . . . is tough and takes true dedication. I am having the hardest time even showering this summer :) I found you via Darleen and I am so glad I did. I am your newest follower. Keep it up GIRL!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  6. Kelley! You are too sweet!! Thank you I am your newest follower :) and yes it is tough but I want my body back to where it was!( at least try! )

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  7. Congrats! I think your site is awesome! Come on over and grab your awards! Teri

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    1. Thank you Teri, you are very sweet!!

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