Friday, March 30, 2012

Hold On... He'll Break Open the Skies to Save Those Who Cry Out His Name....

Is it summer yet?  No.  Nope!  Not at all. 

Next week is SBA Testing Week.  It is also the week I plan on doing Easter activities.  Will my kiddos make it through the week alive?  Sure.  Will I?  That's debatable. 
So here's to hoping things will go well.

Recently the class as a whole has started to struggle with behavior again. :(   Fist fights, arguing, and stealing are popping back up.  So much I was actually dragged down the hallway by two students trying to pull them apart from one another.  That to me is the most frustrating thing that can happen.  I feel like I just spent most of the year getting them to the point they can work independently and cooperatively when working together.  Guess it's time for me to go back to the drawing board with behavior management  and class set up. 

On the a more positive note, tickets have been bought for my trip home.  I think I might start posting a list of things that I will want to do over the summer. The top of that list is wearing shorts and flip flops.  I have missed Indiana weather.  Especially the smell of the rain, the feel of the wind blowing in from my car window, and the sunshine hitting my face. 

Another awesome thing is I am getting ready for a week vacation in San Diego with my best friend and then a week on a mission trip with another friend in Mexico.  I am so stoked for June it's ridiculous!  Tickets have been bought.  Plans are underway.

And last but not least, I am almost done with my first year of teaching.  CRAZY RIGHT??!  I can hardly believe it!


  1. Hey Annie! I have really enjoyed keeping up with your blog. This is something I really wish I would have done my first year teaching!

    I enjoyed reading your comment about discipling students--I remember feeling the same frustration in my second semester of teaching. I thought I had students just where I wanted them, and then POOF! They take you by surprise and you've wondered what they have learned from you (if they have learned nothing at all!). But don't take it as a personal blow. Students will always test their boundaries, no matter how old they are, to understand what you deem as appropriate behavior. It is an ongoing battle!

    Your experiences have been amazing and unique. I love reading about them! :-) Have a wonderful school year!

  2. He he.. I actually read yours and was really inspired! I'm keeping one now too! :D