Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The adventure begins...

I think I've mentioned before, that I'm a crazy  hardworking person who decided to go back to school and get a teaching degree...actually two of them! I am in the last part of my journey to be certified in both elementary education and special education.  This next 17 weeks I am completing my student teaching; first in fifth grade general education and then in 7th/8th grade special education.

This isn't my first time in a classroom because I've been working in special education for the past 5 years, but now my future is truly on the line.  I must be able to "perform" when my advisor comes to watch or else there will be no licensure at the end of the road.  I absolutely adore my host teacher for fifth grade and we work so incredibly well together...that's gives me such a piece of mind.

This is the first official word of wisdom...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Monday Morning Motivator

I know that Mondays are tough for many of us and darn it they just keep coming around! That's why I decided to start my Monday mornings with my favorite cup of latte and a special motivation to get my day off to the right start.  So grab yourself a cup of joe and a comfy seat and join me for some Monday morning motivation...

Well this is week 2 back to school and I'm doing things a bit differently...mostly because I can't seem to get my butt out of bed early enough to really start my days off right.  This too shall pass...because it must :)

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you 
will always look lovely.   
~Roald Dahl

When I read this quote I was immediately in love with it! What a profound statement yet so incredibly simple... Live your life in such a way that the positive out ways the negatives...look at the bright side of things...the glass 1/2 full instead of 1/2 empty ...the silver lining to every cloud...

This will make every Monday a little more Marvelous :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Morning Motivator


I know that Monday mornings are tough for many of us and darn it if it doesn't keep coming around.  That's why I've created my Monday morning crap a cup of latte, a comfy seat and join me for a little motivation this Monday morning!


Today marks the first day back to school...teacher day! It's always exciting to go back and see everyone after the summer break but it's so sad to know that the downtime with my kids is over. This week will mark a huge new adventure in our house as we have a high schooler now! I can't believe that Cole is a time flies. So this morning I am reflecting on how fast things change and starting off a new school year; for all of us, in the most positive way!

"For I know the plans I have for you, " said The Lord "plans for a good future and hope."           Jeremiah 29:11 paraphrased 

Let's go and make today the amazing one that God has planned for us...


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Last weekend of summer

I can't believe the days of yoga pants, t-shirts and flip flops is about to me over!!! Ahhhhh, I can't wear work clothes again!

Seriously though I do look forward to heading back to school to see all the rug rats munchkins  kiddos! I also look forward to some real routine back in my life...getting up early and being at work by 7:30 am is gonna' ****!

I love teaching so that I can have my summers off and be with my kids, but sometimes it's sooo hard going back! Half day Monday, no kids Tuesday and full kids and chaos on Wednesday...gonna need that Monday morning motivation this week for sure :)

What is your routine for getting the kids ready to go back to school after summer break? Do you change bedtimes? Do you make them begin reading again (since they didn't do it all summer- ha ha we all know)? Give us your tricks...

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Morning Motivation

I know that I've not been good about my Monday Morning Motivation... wow the summer has really messed with my schedule!  So here's the thing: It's only one more week until school starts back up and I'm back on track just where I should be.

So this morning was a very big morning for me because I had to take my final Praxis exam for my elementary education degree.  It was a 4 hour exam over all contents taught; reading, social studies, science and math.  First of all, explain to me why an elementary teacher has to be able to do the Pythagorean Theory, multiple-step algebraic equations and crazy geometry?! Oh well!!

Anyway, as I drove to my test this morning I reminded myself of Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in The Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will direct your path."

This was my prayer... I hope it helped :)