Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Fummer!

My title is strangely inspired by Spongebob's friend Patrick's famous quote "CHUM IS FUM"! You know what?!? Summer is just plain fun. I've been crafty, gone to the gym regularly, celebrated my birthday in numerous ways, caught up with friends, loved on my niece Faith and new nephew by friend Tanner. Now that I am slowly approaching the week of move in to my new classroom I am as anxious as I'll ever be. You see....that's the problem with teachers...we can't not think about school. I have been on First Grade Teacher blogs all day and I'm loving it. I guess it's great that I have a job that I love.

To fill you in since my last blog. The job I was anxiously awaiting to hear about is mine but I am moving grades. Yes, I have been promoted to First Grade. I bet you are now saying..."You have been in Kindergarten for 20 years?!?!" This joke is not new to me. My husband already said it numerous times to numerous people. (Numerous must be the word of the blog) Since finding out about my new job at Sequoia in Sanger I have been fully immersing myself in First Grade knowledge.  My new favorite thing to do is Pinterest. It's a website where pretty much everyone is posting their favorite things that they find online. This is great for teachers who love to steal ideas!

Anyways, all of these great ideas keep me busy trying to put them into action.
Next week is our supposed move in week so let's hope that everything stays as planned. I am happy to see my guest room and my garage back to its normal state.

In other news, my husband has completely spoiled me for my birthday. Not this weekend, but the next we will be headed to Vegas to see "The Lion King", a broadway show I have been dreaming about seeing and being in forever. Although I won't be in it, this is one step closer.
I will probably cry the whole time, no joke!
We may not be able to do anything else but I will simply enjoy my time with my husband and standing in line for hours to get into the Pawn Star shop.

Until next time....

P.S. I will have to blog next time about all the crafting I have been doing! So fun!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


So I'm home today with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome...sounds fun right...
Basically its an injury that athletes get from throwing things above their head. Now you're saying "how in the world would you have something like this?". Well apparently it's also something you get from neck injuries in car accidents. BINGO! The man who took off after destroying my car and my neck several years ago is still ruining my life. Haha! I guess that it is also inflamed by stress and boy do I have plenty of that.
My neck and back are aching, my arm and hand are numb, therefore, I'm sitting on the couch all day watching movies.
God is funny you know. Is this his way of saying "Laura slow down you need some rest!"???
I have enjoyed myself today, sitting and watching movies but all I can think about is school. Because you see...that is all I think about. How am I going to get my kids to behave, be motivated, ready for first grade, to subtract, to read??? The list goes on and on. I guess it comes with being a new teacher.
On top of being a new teacher though, I am unsure of where I'll be next year. I interviewed for the new school in Sanger and will hopefully figure out if I will be teaching there. When they tell us the news April 15th, I hope they tell us what grade level we will have too!

I've been waiting for my new car to get here for hmmm....5 weeks! I've lost all patience.
They say expected arrival date in April 4th. Let's hope they are right!

Sorry for my venting blog. Just thought I'd fill you in.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Job

I had such a fun week getting to know my kiddos! All of them are sweet in their own way. I have a few stinkers, but that's to be expected. As for me, I love my job. Nothing is as rewarding as seeing a child finally understand something that they haven't understood before. I can't wait to see my kids read and write and I want to get them there as soon as possible. I love Lonestar. It's a big school but it seems small because of the community. All the teachers are on edge about where they will be next year because some of us might be moved to the new school next year. I honestly don't care where I am as long as I'm in kindergarten and have a job. :) I know that God will take care of me though as he already has.

The teacher that retired came in yesterday to get some stuff from the classroom and said that she loved teaching for 36 years with tears in her eyes. She said she wouldn't have wanted any other career and that is what I want to be able to say at the end on my working life.... I loved it, and I wouldn't have wanted any other career choice. :)
So far, I love it!

                                                   I am no longer unemployed!!:)