I have come to love different Linky parties this summer
because I have met so many great people this way!
I haven't done this one with Doodle Bugs Teaching.
I thought I would give it a try!
I have ONE working day until my new kids come into my room for the 2015-2016 school year to start. That means I have a lot to do today, and, in true teacher fashion, I will be up there this weekend working on things and making sure it is all perfect. I have been in my room every day this week (except for yesterday which was our county wide meeting day at the high school), and have had a lot of help getting everything ready. I am super excited about sharing with everyone soon! Monday will be here soon with 18 new kiddos!
My two kiddos have been a church camp this week. Yes, I am that mother who sends her kids off to camp the week before school starts so I can get things done. I have actually missed them for multiple reasons. They are fantastic sports and always help me (the girl more than the boy) get my room ready. The hubs will go pick them up from camp this morning and then my parents will keep them the rest of the day while they sleep (and I continue to work in my room).
Last night was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do as a teacher. One of my sweet girls from last year lost her three year old brother this week due to a swimming accident. Last night was the visitation, and I went to spend some time with this sweet girl. She showed me all the flowers, sprays and toys that had been sent. She showed me what she had helped to choose for the coffin spray and explained what special things would happen today at the funeral. I plan on going with some of her other teachers tomorrow right before the funeral to love on her some more.
I love my teaching team in third grade! I know I put these on here when I talked about our PD days this summer in this post. We really do have fun together. Four of us have been together for five years now. Three years ago we added another one and this year we have added the sixth. These women are amazing and I am just thrilled that I get to go to work with them each day!
This is my partner teacher, Kim, and myself! This is our third year teaching together.
This summer has been full of a lot of first for me in the social network world.
I became a regular blogger. I added my class to the Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, and Facebook world. I have met some fantastic people from all over the world. It has made me stretch as a teacher and I have LOVED it!
As I have done this 5 for Friday, I have thought of how next week I will have had a full week with my new students. I think it would be neat to have them do my Five for Fridays! We will have to see about that! Just something to mull over....
Enjoy your weekend!