Friday, September 4, 2015

Currently {September}

Happy September! You can TOTALLY tell people are starting back to work since it's the 4th of September and I'm still in the first 100 to post this month's currently :)

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Listening: The Littles are watching Phineas & Ferb in the next room

Loving: After lots of moving things around due to a growing class size, I'm quite tickled with how my classroom setup turned out. I didn't take new pictures of it but may do that this week.

Thinking: After spending hours and hours (and hours!) in my classroom setting things up, with help from a student teacher, how can I possibly still have a To-Do list a mile long??

Wanting: Definitely need more hours in my day. Every day this week, except today, I was up by 5, at school by 7 and then either running to appointments after work or staying late and then coming home to do graduate work. I feel like I haven't seen my husband, let alone my kids.

Needing: My teaching partner took an unexpected leave at the last minute and we've had some drama trying to find a fill in. It would be super nice to have a teaching partner to collaborate with this year....but I've flown solo before (*all last year*) and will again if need be.

3 Goals: Boundaries--see "needing". Last year I had two partners who were not collaborative. I did much of their work. This year, I refuse to carry the entire grade. So boundaries it is. Patience--I can't control what happens with the long-term job so I just need to practice my patience and take care of my own class and pray things work out. Finally, Love--my goal is to love every child that comes through my door, regardless of what makes them tick. As an urban teacher, I totally know our kids come to us with a lot of baggage that kids in the 'burbs often can't even fathom....I'm going to love them all, no matter what. 

6 comments:

  1. I can relate to a few of yours! I was watching Phineas and Ferb this evening as well. Most importantly, I am looking for more hours in a day to finish everything that needs to get done. There is just never enough time. I'm sure we will find a way to get it all done, but I am glad that I am not the only one that feels this way!

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  2. I just discovered your blog through Currently. I have some piles to organize at school, but b/c I teach reading I have a few more days to do it while the kids get some routines down for their own classroom!
    I just had my first grade class on Thursday night. I think I am going to like this class and it will be useful for me! I wonder if all teachers have the same issue with setting boundaries. Good luck this year!

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  3. Why is the list never ending at the start of the year?!?! I know you will have an amazing school year!

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  4. Wishing you an amazing back to school week! Good luck finding those extra hours, if you ever do please let me know the secret :)
    Stars and Wishes

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  5. Hope you find a new teaching partner - it's great to be on your own at times but it's also great to have a teaching buddy - fingers crossed for you! Good luck with your 3 goals - i hope you get to achieve them!

    Teaching Autism

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  6. I love your blog~ I also am a diet coke queen! Did you find a co-teacher yet? Enjoy your week!

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