Be kind to yourself while blooming. I know sometimes it feels like your soul doesn’t always fit. It’s all a part of the process. — Emery Allen (via corvidae-and-crossroads)
(Source: wethinkwedream, via psych-facts)
Yes, my mind was wandering. I wished I were there with someone who could bring peace to my heart someone with whom I could spend a little time without being afraid that i would lose him the next day. With that reassurance, the time would pass more slowly. We could be silent for a while because we’d know we had the rest of our lives together for conversation. I wouldn’t have to worry about serious matters, about difficult decisions and hard words. — Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: disappolnted, via thatkindofwoman)
Can I say something?
At the end of the day, no matter what you do as a teacher or how well the day goes, you are still teaching autonomous human beings. You are teaching souls that can accomplish incredible things, care for others, and achieve more than they ever thought possible. But they can…
The kids were so excited to have a new addition to the classroom. They named the caterpillar Sparky and would always check up on it to see what it was doing. The excitement and curiosity in their eyes was everything.
They were so focused during writing time today. Nobody was out of their seats, nobody was running around, nobody was shouting. There was talking, which is fine because I do not want complete silence in my class, but it was productive talking and what I want to see.
I was really pleased with their behavior today. Maybe it was something I did, maybe it was just a good day for them, or maybe it was a combination but the stars had aligned and I was living my dream…teaching bright eyed kids and loving it.
Allowing yourself to be happy is a pretty amazing thing. You wouldn’t think you would have to “allow” yourself to feel that way, but sometimes you do. And oh, it is worth every single ounce of effort.
I was walking back from the office after school and saw the cutest fuzzy caterpillar and of course I had to snatch a leaf and bring it to my class. I found a glass vase in my room and filled it with leaves then plopped the little guy in there and covered it with something with small holes so it can get some air. I cannot wait for my kids to come tomorrow and meet him. They are going to name him and adopt him and everything. He is now our little caterpillar. I wonder if he will turn into a butterfly…
Any tips on how to take care of a caterpillar in the classroom?
for my followers who are werewolves
for my followers who are dating werewolves
to all my followers that want to avoid werewolves
for all my followers who want to become werewolves
For all of my teacher friends who need a personal day…
You guys…March 16th is the birthday of my most intense kid who always drives me up a wall…full moon plus birthday excitement…I am terrified.
Every time I have my copies done for the next day before leaving I feel like I’m basically winning teaching. There should be a prize for this kind of preparedness.
Jokes on jokes.
I’m glad I’m not the only one. My mother (also a teacher) thinks I should make my copies for the whole week. Only doing a day at a time makes her nervous. Oh what a difference experience and personalities make.
I usually do my copies the day before or day of…it is rare for me to have it way in advance…
love this quote.
This is exactly what I needed to read today. Working hard to channel this as I work toward finding work-life balance!