Sunday, July 17, 2011

I Can Only Dream!!!

Two of my favorite teaching blogs are having give-aways to celebrate reaching the 1,000 follower mark! WOW...1,000 followers!!! If you haven't checked these blogs out, I encourage you to link on over and check them out!
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Change is good...right???

My work life has been pretty perfect for the past few years. I moved down to Kindergarten in 2009 and fell in love! I loved my team, my administration, my room, my students, and my families! It doesn't get much better than that!!! After settling into my role as a Kindergarten teacher, the unexpected happened...I was asked to move to a "new" school.

I'm not a person who fears or dislikes change. Change tends to be inevitable and comes when you least expect it. Change can bring about some of life's greatest adventures. 4 years ago change introduced me to a group of people that are not just my friends...they are now my extended family. So, I agreed to embark on a new journey with mixed emotions. These are the things that I already miss SO much:

The girls I work with make my day so much better just by being a part of it! We fit together seamlessly and without any effort. The thought of doing this without them by my side makes me more than a little scared. (I tell myself to put on my big girl panties and just breathe.)

The families that I have become attached to over the past few years have carved out a special place in my heart. I will miss seeing "my kids" on the playground...I will miss their hugs, their smiles, and their stories. (I once again tell myself to put on my big girl panties and breathe.)

My own little ones will stay with my CWE family. I tear up whenever I think about the fact that I won't be able to sneak over to their classrooms during my recess or lunch. I won't be able to snap a photo at a moments whim. (Now I tell myself that independence is something to be celebrated, put on my big girl panties, and breathe.)
A.R. "3 in a Row" Lunch
Pre-school visit to Kindergarten

6 weeks after receiving the unexpected phone call, my classroom is ready to go. I couldn't have done it without the help of my wonderful husband and my CWE friends. The bulletin boards are up, the listening center is organized, my manipulatives are sorted, and my tables are ready to go. I've met my new families and a new year will begin in less than 48 hours. I know that things will come together and before I know it fall break will be why does my heart ache and feel like half of it is a mile away on Rees Loop? For now, I will just keep swimming and tell myself that change is good...right???

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me???

I can't believe that summer vacation 2011 has already come and gone. I have been busy creating some Open House night materials for my parents to fill out, but have also managed to continue my new obsession of blog stalking. Several of my favorite blogs are having some pretty fantastic giveaways ending on July 10th. I've convinced myself that I will have some birthday magic and win some cool things for my classroom! :)

If you haven't checked this blog out, stop by!

The giveaway ends tomorrow night, so don't wait too long...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Donna at Peace, Love and Learning is trying to get the word out about her blog! Hop on over and check it out!!! Here is just one of the cool resources she has to offer: