Sunday, June 1, 2014

Currently June and where have I been?

I'm linking up with Farley from Oh'Boy4th Grade

Where have I been??? Let's just say I had a very busy last semester of school and I thought a social media break was a good thing!
  • Listening: I bought my husband Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U for his birthday and since I stink at video games, I'd rather watch than play! 
  • Loving: This summer break is truly a summer break for me! The last two summer breaks I partnered up with the local university and did summer trainings so this is a nice change for me.
  • Thinking: If you read below, you will find out I'm in for some big changes next school year.
  • Wanting: I had my first foot massage recently and it was pure heaven! I could have stayed there all day!
  • Needing: Yes, I do live in the southwest desert but it's WAY TOO HOT! I will become nocturnal the next few months. 
  • My summer bucket list: 
    1. I really want to eat cleaner (less process foods which probably means I need to cook more)
    2. I will be going to Carlsbad for a week and I want to walk on the beach at sunset each day we are there. 
    3. My Dad's health isn't all that great and my sister will be visiting for a month with her kids so I just really want to enjoy the time with my family all together this summer.
After 8 years at the same school, I decided it was time to leave. It was a difficult decision because I have worked with some really great people and the students are fantastic but I was driving 38 miles a day and after 8 years the drive was really starting to get to me. Also, my daughter is in a different school district and this past year our breaks were different which made things challenging. I have also been out of classroom the last two years and I realized towards the end of this year that the work I've been doing lately just wasn't why I went into teaching to begin with. 

I'm happy to say, that I will be back in the classroom next school year. I will be teaching fourth grade. I will be working at the same school district as my daughter and I'm much closer to home. The school I will be working at is very close to the high school that my daughter will be attending so it really was a logical choice. 

Saying "Good-bye" to my co-workers on my last day was really tough! They really are the people I spent most of my time with 9 months out of the year but I know I made the right decision. Although there were many times I second guessed myself. 

Here are some pictures of my new classroom. I will probably paint at least one wall (Yippee!)

The school I'm at is considered a "Green School". It's very industrial looking. Did you notice I don't have ANY counters?? 

I am excited to share my journey back into the classroom. I really feel like I'm starting over since I got rid of most of my things. I will be recreating and creating a lot this summer.

Thanks, if you are still reading. This ended up being much longer than I anticipated. 



SassySub said...

Congrats on the new job. Sounds like it will be better in a lot of ways! What an awesome wife you are buying new video games for your hubs! I really want the wiiU and the new Mario Kart. Enjoy your summer : )

Martha Carter said...

Your blogger name caught my eye and I had to visit.

I live in Southern California and it's been pretty warm. I do tend to hibernate when it's to hot out too.

I am changing schools too this year and will also be teaching 4th grade. I will be visiting to see how your year is going. Best of luck!

2 Smart Wenches

Rachel Wilser said...

I'm also moving to a new school next year! It's a really intimidating decision, but it's always hard to change. Staying the same is easy. Enjoy your summer, and good luck with your new school!

Mary Bauer said...

Congratulations on the new job. I earned a principal's credential, but missed the classroom too much. Best wishes,

Artistry of Education

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on the new job! I know it is a hard decision to make, but I'm glad you followed your heart.
Fun in Room 4B