Saturday, October 3, 2015

Currently.....October!

Happy October! This is my 1,000th post. I'm glad it is a Currently because they are my favorite!

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Listening: it is blissfully quiet up in my office. The girls are all downstairs or locked in their rooms (by their own choice, not because I put them there haha). I can hear the lawnmower in the far distance every now and then, but it is blissfully quiet which is nice!

Loving: My class this year is vastly different from last year. VAST-LY. A couple of kiddos who will definitely try my patience but that's to be expected. The rest of them are pretty sweet. They had some trouble getting their work done due to chattiness during the week and had to finish up during Fun Friday...and instead of hating me for it,they were bummed when I said I couldn't come to the movie night we were having at school. Love them.

Thinking: my youngest two definitely need haircuts....they are looking like shaggy dogs haha I need a trim and that may happen sooner rather than later.

Wanting: I'm so ready to dress up in long sleeves and sweaters and go pick some apples. We live right outside of "The Ridge" so named because there are about seven apple orchards! We just have to pick one and go. I'm craving some honey crisp apples and caramel dip. Yummy!

Needing: It's always about the grad work, isn't it? :) Actually this class hasn't been too bad to keep up with so that's good. But next Saturday I am going to Eastern Michigan University for an NBCT meetup and thus I really need to get ahead on this work so that I can enjoy that day without a big paper looming over my head.

What makes me feel Boo-tiful is my MaryKay makeup. About 18 months ago, when I was still selling Thirty-One, a colleague of mine and I had a MaryKay/Thirty-One party at her house after school. I had never used MaryKay before and now I won't use anything else on my face. I love how it makes my skin glow and look so soft and pretty. I don't use a lot of MaryKay eye makeup (I have been using Clinique this past week and I'm in love!) but I won't use any other concealer, cleanser, powder or blusher. It makes me feel feminine and young.

8 comments:

  1. I know how you feel about the Grad work! This is the first semester I have taken two graduate classes, throw in a class full of personality some days I don't know which way is up! Hope you make it through the semester! Enjoy your day at the NCBT meetup!

    Fabulous Fun in Grade 1
    Whitney

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    1. My first year of teaching I had a 4th/5th combo and took 4 grad classes (two per semester). AND my kids were small (youngest two were 3 and 4). I have no idea how I did it! It's a bit easier now that they are about to be 13 and 14 but some weeks it's very overwhelming.

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  2. Congrats on your 1,000th post!

    This year I have a whole different group of students than my first two! I know that none of my classes would ever be the same, but this group is a lot more talkative and active!

    I hoping to go back to grad school soon and I understand the constant work because it was definitely a lot (not difficult) but a lot when I was working on my masters.

    Continue your great work and happy teaching!

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    1. Some days I question my sanity for doing the Ed.D while working full time but I am enjoying my classes and learning how to do things for my future plans so it's good. Some classes require a lot more work than others though.

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  3. YEah for a grad degree! I finished mine in December of 2012 and I am so glad that I did it right away! I am right there with your boys too...I need a haircut so badly! That would require some free time though!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. They are girls ;)

      I have had my masters for 5 years. I went right back after my bachelor's to work on that. :) I'm working on my Ed.D right how so it's grad school on steroids basically :)

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  4. Hi
    I am very interested in starting Daily5 in my classroom. Would you share how you set up your schedule and what your rotations are like?

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    1. Hello! This post should give you an overview of my setup. It is pretty much the same as how I had envisioned it to be.

      I see 3 groups per day (for now due to some other scheduled things my student teacher has the 4th group). The other kids are at their seats doing word work (spelling and grammar practice from the skills we are practicing), reading to themselves or working on their interactive notebook that I bought on TPT that compliments our series.

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