Hi friends! It’s been some time now since I’ve last posted. To be honest… life has been so unexpected and full of blessings, trials and tribulations.
The kids are growing like weeds, Little Girl is now 6 years old now and is excelling in 1st grade. Little Boy is working as hard as ever in kindergarten to learn and meet obstacles. We recently found that he has a frontal lisp and I’ve had a feeling that something like that would be found sooner or later.
Since I’ve last written a blog post, I’ve changed grade levels. Last year was my first year to teach and I was hired to teach 4th grade science and English language arts. This year, I have moved to 3rd grade to teach the same subjects.
I hope you enjoy the many photos I’ve decided to share today. Other than being edited to post to Facebook, I’ve not retouched to edited them for Mommy Does… this is what my time is spent doing. Spending time with my loved ones.
I have met many teacher friends in the last couple of years and I’ve been very thankful to keep connections with my bloggy friends I made in the years I blogged full-time. Blogging always was a double edged sword.
I loved the opportunities I encountered and received through hard work and dedication but I look back and think of all the restless nights I spent editing posts, writing from my heart, trying to take the best photos I could and interacting with readers, friends and companies I hopped to work with.
In the last couple of years, I’ve learned do much having to do with teaching. It’s taken the forefront of my life (besides my family) and I’ve poured every ounce of “extra energy” (<— WTHeck is that?!?!) into becoming a good teacher.
It’s funny how things work. Last year, our campus was a PLC (professional learning community) and lots of things have changed since then. Our campus principal moved on to other endeavors and we have an interim principal now. We had quite a few staff members leave and a lot of new staff members move in. My partner teacher this year is around a year younger than I am and we really are like yin and yang. We’re different but we compliment each other well.
One of the best things that has happened this year is that our littles are now on campus with my in my school district. Last year, I would drive 10 minutes one way, 25 minutes another way, 35 minutes back to the littles and 10 minutes back home… each day. I spent it ripping and roaring down the highway trying to split my time between two districts, three classrooms, two PTOs and trying to make my boss happy with my performance as a teacher.
As you can see… something had to give and it just had to be this blog.
B and I are still going strong (November 28th is 9 years!)
So, friends… what have you been up to in the last year or so? I’d love to catch up. Post a link of your blog below and I’ll hop over sometime (since I’m on Thanksgiving break and all!)