Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Finding a Balance!

Hi friends! Hope everyone is having a better day than we are. It's been a real doozy. Brittany said to me "I feel like I take one step forward and ten steps back." I know this isn't exactly her quote, but today it really should be. Do you ever have those kinda days in the classroom? When you think, "Wait?!?! I did teach this, right?" Yeah… that was today.

I absolutely hate days when you feel defeated! The kind of day when you're not sure if ANYTHING was accomplished. Ugh! We're just teaching so much… and so fast this year. I feel like I should time my "brain breaks" to be less than a minute because we just don't have the time to dance around. I try and remind myself that they are six-year-olds and they need to move but the pressure of what we need to cover is totally overwhelming!

The more intense the curriculum becomes the less time I have to really get to know my students. I've always taken that relationship very seriously. I know it makes me a better teacher. But this year we just don't have time to chat. I rarely get to ask my students questions and inquire about their interests. I want them to feel that they have a teacher that really cares, but we're more focused on balancing equations than balancing any type of relationship between home and school. The whole thing makes me sad. It also makes me wonder if there in something more I can do to fit it in. If you have the answers… please tell me your secrets! I do lunch bunch on Fridays and take in all the chat time I can during dismissal, but with 22 kiddos it's just not happening! It's nice to know that I'm not alone though. At least I know Brittany feels the same way… I bet a few of our fabulous followers understand, too!

Here's to another day! No back stepping tomorrow!

TOTALLY NEW TOPIC starts now…

After a not so cheerful little blog post I want to change the subject and the tone to something FABULOUS! Ever since Britt and I started reading blogs years ago, we have adored a fellow blogger called Pink Lou Lou. She's witty, fashionable and just plain adorable! What's not to love? She's not a teacher (everyone has a flaw) but she has many of our same interests, the most important one being SHOPPING!

Well PinkLouLou loves loves loves this website called Jane.com. Have you been to it? GET OFF THIS BLOG AND GO NOW!!! No… seriously, this blog will be here but the amazing deals on Jane.com will not. Don't delay because these items go fast. Fashionistas… I'm obsessed! The deals are A----MAY-----ZING!!! How did I know about this sooner??? I mean, think of all of the deals I've missed. You need to check it each day because there is new steals everyday for all ages!

Here are some of my new faves:
$6.99 Watch Blow Out!
$9.99 Chevron Watches
7 different painting stencil designs! $6.99
Not sure I can pull these off but I really want to try!!
Multi Print Leggings $10.99

Super soft microfiber kitchen towels $5.50
Chevron Scarves $10.99
I LOVE CHEVRON!!
We met, we married, we live sign $5.50


So go check it out! You won't regret it!!! These frugal girls are OBSESSED!!!



2 comments:

  1. I recently found Jane.com! LOVE it! I haven't ordered yet, but I've added it to my FB feed and love looking at all the goodies each day.

    Jenny
    Suntans and Lesson Plans

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  2. Glad we're not the only ones loving all of the steals on Jane.com! It's amazing! We love all the updates, too! It's fun to see all of the new deals they have each day!

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