Monday, August 12, 2013

Teacher Week '13--Talk About Me Monday!

Today was my first day of school in the new district!
I'm trying to take a mental break from the lesson planning 
and linking up HERE seems like the perfect diversion. BUT-- 
because I have a 45 minute commute and need to be awake at 5:45am, I'm cutting the number in half. 
1.  I've moved from teaching kindergarten in a Christian school to teaching K in a large urban public school district.  To my surprise, there are many similarities in the two schools.  Not the doctrine, of course, but the limited resources and need for extreme flexibility are familiar to me.  Look for a Donor's Choose project soon, in my sidebar!

2.  My oldest son is now a junior in I still see his three-year-old smile when I think of him.  Second son starts his senior year of high school tomorrow.  Darling daughter will be a sophomore and youngest son is going into 7th grade.  This summer, there was one day where they were all in the house at the same time.  I have proof!

3.  I'm thinking about earning a master's degree in gifted education.  This year, I'll find out just how time consuming it will be to maintain Blackboard Configuration boards for five subjects, daily, as well as writing lesson plans in the Madeleine Hunter format.  If I can successfully keep up with all of that, a graduate degree might be doable!

4.  I need coffee at dawn, peanut butter Balance bars, and a book on my iPhone.

5.  I prefer teaching in an air conditioned room during a hot Missouri August, wish I had tickets to see Keith Urban next Friday, and read young adult fiction for fun.

*Bonus Fact*
The Perseid's Meteor Shower holds a special place in my heart (hello, 18-year-old self!) and it's tonight!!!  Well, there goes bedtime!  

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  1. Hope you have a great school year. Hopethe Madeliene Hunter lesson format gets quicker over time.

  2. So you have to write lesson plans in a specific format? Wowza. I'm glad to hear that your new school doesn't seem totally foreign. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. I know you'll manage to balance everything! :) You have a beautiful family-lots of milestones this year for them, huh? Good luck at your new school!



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