Reflective Me!

Dear Readers,

I’ve been in such a pensive mood since I finished the school year on Friday. I’ve had so much down time and time to get my affairs in order. I’ve learned and have learned so much about myself this past year on a personal and professional level. Right now I am in the process of making some pretty big decisions. I, of course, am trying to make it as easy as possible, but there are always kinks in the plan. I’ll see how it goes.

Bye for now!

Last Day of School!!!

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Yay, today was the last day of school. I went to the graduation of my high school and literally exhaled when it was over! Even though the break is only 6 weeks, I plan on doing so much- Jazz Fest tomorrow, bike riding sometime next week, hiking in the park, and a bunch of free festivals. I’m about to go to a graduation party now, so I’ll write later because I have to tell you about everything that I learned this year and about me finding a mentor.

Bye for now!

Happy June!!!

Dear Readers,

I’ve been so busy getting ready for the last couple weeks of school that I haven’t taken the time to write. Well, I’ll more than remedy that in the summer. I have so many unwritten posts in this noggin of mine.Happy June I’d like to write about finally finding a mentor, my enlightening year of growth, and so much more. That will, however, have to wait until Sunday or Monday because tomorrow I three graduations, 1 graduation party & the last day of school. On Saturday, I’m going to the Jazz Fest at Hollywood Bowl. On Sunday, it’s my pastor’s 2nd Anniversary. So, it’s seeming more like Monday will be the day that I spill. If I make time before that, I’ll get some posts in. Until then, Dear Readers!

Energized Me!

Dear Readers,

This post is in stark contrast to my last post. I feel great today. I got a great sleep last night after my son’s champagne party. Got up feeling refreshed and decided to take my daughter and my niece, Moriah, out to breakfast. I didn’t quite make it, but will try again tomorrow morning.

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I did manage to make it out the house around 11:30. We went to the Dress Barn to exchange a skirt, then to The Loft to return a skirt that refused to cooperate with my hips & backside.

I also went to Trader Joes to get a bucket of the mini oatmeal raisin cookies. After that I got some cupcakes & ice cream to surprise my oldest sister for her birthday (it was last week). I spent the rest of the afternoon with four of my sisters, my daughter and two of my nieces. All in all, it was a good day. I guess I just needed a little time with my family to recharge. Thank goodness that I’m not drained like I was the past couple of weeks.

Bye for now!

Drained Me!

Dear Readers,

I work with high school students now. This is a new experience for me since the bulk of my experience is in Elementary. I felt it necessary to explain my work situation because it’s directly related to why I am so drained. I’ve been so drained for the past three weeks that I’ve been coming right home and taking a 2-3 hour nap. I couldn’t figure it out until I thought about what I’ve been doing. I’ve been helping my students with their final projects. Again, this is a new experience for me. In Elementary I didn’t have finals; I didn’t have the stress from absorbing their stress.

Said no teacher ever...

Mystery solved! Now that I know what’s sapping my strength, I can scale back my stress level by interacting with the students only during my class and not during the other Resource teacher’s class.

Only 10 more days after tomorrow. I am so looking forward to summer vacation. When does yours begin?

Hate Having Time To Yourself? Be A Teacher!

Special Ed.:

Dear Readers,
I laughed so hard when I read this because I think this is what some people think about a teacher’s day.

Originally posted on storymother:

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Do you absolutely hate having too much time to yourself? Do you sigh at your desk with too many hours to get your work done, and wish that people were knocking at your door every ten minutes? You might want to consider becoming a teacher. As a teacher, your day will fly by with students taking up every free minute of your day until it’s time to go home. Some of them might follow you right out the door, and even out to the parking lot! Seriously, if you’re the kind of person that hates to work in silence, and loves to answer the same questions again, and again, and again, teaching might be the right job for you!

Most people just hate the drudgery of arriving at work and sitting down at their desk to start the day. Being a teacher eliminates that tired old routine of staring…

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