Sunday, March 18, 2012

Isn't Life Just Crazy Sometimes?

I tell life has been a whirlwind lately!  I think I will just list a few things that have been going on in my neck of the woods...

1.  We have looked at a couple houses within the last week.  We love both of them.  So the realtor is coming to look at our house on Wednesday and we're going to meet with him Friday to list it!  Our family started to grow 9 months ago when we had our precious son, Rowan.  So now we're running out of space and the last thing I want to do is get pregnant again and be house hunting!   :P  Now tell me, is this little dude not the sweetest?  Of course, I'm biased.  ;)

2.  I ran my 2nd 5K yesterday!  I only did one other one when I was a sophomore in college.  I have NOT been training, whatsoever, so I was just wanting to finish around 45 minutes.  I was PRAYING I wouldn't take longer than that, but that was my goal.  As it turns out, I finished in 37:21!  I was pretty pumped.  Of course my teacher brain started thinking, "Ok, now I have a baseline and I will work to improve so that the next time I run one, I will have a better time!  I just want to see growth!" :P

3.  The biggest news of all...which is what has made my last week's official that I will be teaching 1st GRADE next year!!!!! :D  With enrollment numbers being kinda crazy and our school having a low budget (we have GOT to get a levy to pass!), they had to do a little bit of shuffling.  Well, lucky me, I get to move AGAIN.  :P  I taught 1st grade my very first year, so I already have a little experience.  But honestly, after I got over the initial shock I became VERY pumped.  And of course, I already have the first 8 weeks of guided reading plans done and made a book to correlate the Phonics Dance with Reading Street (so I know what hunks and chunks to teach when).  I've already started creating spelling homework.  :P  I'm ***HOPING*** this move will get me into a more secure spot so I can stop moving around.  But I truly am thankful for teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades (and being in a kindergarten room my first year in the district), because it has made me the teacher I am today.  So get ready folks..the tables are about to turn to FIRST GRADE!  :P  And if there happen to be any of you out there who are PANICKING about my 2nd grade Reading Street packets...don't you worry!  I want to continue to help you out, so I will be finishing ALL the 2nd grade stories.  :)  Whew...what a crazy time I have ahead of me!

4.  Leprechaun traps.  Enough said.  I love seeing students get creative!

I hope y'all have a wonderful and BLESSED week!


  1. What a cutie, Rowan is! :)

    I taught 1st Grade in Reading Street, but it's been a few years. The one thing I remember is that the Spelling was really whacky--totally not developmentally appropriate for First Graders, in my humble opinion. This year, I am actually doing developmental Spelling Groups, which may be something to think about. I'd be happy to explain more, if you're interested.... ;)

    Good luck! You're lucky you've already gotten your placement (and I'm guessing contract?) for next year!! We have no idea when we are going to get ours....


  2. Those are so cute! I am a new follower to your blog and love it!

    I would love for you to come visit me when you get the chance and read about A Heart of Patience. =)

    Heather's Heart