Well I am basically blogging for two reasons. The first is that I feel like I should because I haven't in a couple months! The second is because I am procrastinating grading papers!
I really want to post some pictures of my classroom as it is mostly put together now! I have been doing all I can to keep my head above water these last 6 or so weeks. I knew that teaching would be busy and that I "wouldn't have a life" as they say but I had no idea what that really meant! I didn't know it would mean working until at least 6pm every night (or later some nights) and 6 hours on Sunday. Thankfully I am beginning to catch up and not feel so stressed but I don't think the hours will lesson any time soon. John and I have been doing a lot of talking about how to make this work for us because as he puts it he "wants his wife back". I don't blame him and do miss being at home more. I don't think it is "right" that this is the way it is but it just is with first year teachers. I am not the only one at the school during these crazy hours! Its all the newbies! I have hope that it will get better and I will get the hang of it though!
I am wrapping up my first six weeks which means lots more work, like averaging grades, sending out report cards and parent/teacher conferences. Amidst the madness and blurr of my day I do love what I am doing. It has felt very natural and I have not one doubt that this is where I should be! There is so much peace in that! I love my students, even the ones that drive me crazy- they all have their own personalities and abilities that just make you love them.
Soon, I will post a couple of letters that I received a couple of weeks ago, during a very bad week. The students were picking up on the fact that their behavior was wearing me out and a couple sensitive kiddos wrote me letters- you will love them!
In the mean time, we have our house completely furnished now, thanks to JOhn's parents who recently moved and had some furniture to get rid of- we benefitted! I'll try and post pics of that also!
BARGAIN of the century: regularly $120 Organic Duvet cover from PotteryBarn ( queen)
on sale for $23!!! It looks great in our spare bedroom! Pics soon!
Until I have some blogging (or procrastinating) to do...