First, I received an email from another Catholic educator while I was on vacation that I cannot seem to find. I was on vacation when I received the email and was focused on family. My intent was to respond when I returned...cannot find it. If that was you, please resend your email...it included questions about blog design and hiding children's faces in pictures.
Onto....the July Currently! Pop on over to Oh Boy, Fourth Grade and join the fun!
Listening:As I said before, this last year was a rough one for me. I was so happy to see it come to an end as I knew that my new position next year would be a better fit for me. I got out of school and threw myself into planning for next year. Then I realized that I wasn't present or in the moment of all that was exciting for my oldest, who was graduating from high school. So, I stepped back, enjoyed that special time and our week-long vacation in Duck, NC that followed and truly focused on family and didn't give school a moment's thought. So, now I am really kinda freaking out at all that I have to do. So, the printer has been humming today. It probably would like to take a break or at least have more paper put in its belly.
Loving: I have the sweetest puppy in the world. Thankfully, she likes to watch Wimbledon, Downton Abbey, and Mad Men as we have been laying low this weekend getting over vertigo. Aren't dogs the best company?
Thinking: I made a list at the beginning of the summer of things that I need to make for my classroom. I just need to strategically attack that list. I get a great amount of satisfaction out of crossing things off a list.
Wanting: My digits are in serious need of some attention. But seriously, senior year, graduation, and vacation about broke the bank. I have been doing it myself, but it is time to bring in the professionals!!!
Needing: Oh my word. Weeds are going to be the end of me! I have a huge yard, and the abundance of rain has created a lush lawn...and gardens ripe with weeds! Help!!!!
Tips, Tricks, or Hints:When I say "Just do you", I mean that at times I would find myself comparing myself with others at work as I worked with an extremely competitive colleague my first 6 years of teaching. When I finally realized that I had my own strengths and my own voice, I shut my door and did my thing. Funny how much happier I was...and a much better teacher!