Saturday, August 9, 2014

Loving and Inspiring for the 27th year...

Hi Y'all!!!

I'm back in school already.  Can you believe it?
I have had THE. MOST. AWESOME. WEEK!!!
I don't *think* I am jinxing myself by saying that!  haha



I've been making some posters to share with my classes to inspire them and begin their day off on the right foot.  I was really thinking about how the students are already REALLY inspiring ME to be the BEST I can be.

I mean, really, stop and think about it.  What other profession can you think of where you have 20, 30, (or in my case 75 because we departmentalize) people who cheer you on each day?

Kids don't look at us and think "She is skinny, beautiful, looks like a movie star, etc".  No, our students look at us with love, admiration, and respect when we treat them with love, admiration, and respect.  I would love to be skinny, young and beautiful, but that's just not going to happen.  However, when my student's leave my room giving me fist bumps and telling me, "I LOVE your class!"  "Math is so much fun!"  "I can't wait to come back tomorrow!"  I feel 6 feet tall, my face beams with joy, and I feel energized like I'm 25 again.

Isn't it WONDERFUL to have people that feel that way about you?  Isn't it only right, that in return, I give them everything I can?  After all, I want them to feel that way about me and my class for the next 175 days! (and forever!)  :-)



I have a former student that was in my kindergarten class (my 3rd year of teaching when I WAS skinny and young... HA).  She still visits me during every single year of Meet the Teacher Day, 24 years later.  Knowing that I made enough impact on her 5-year old little self is so inspiring to me.   I only see her that one time a year, but she brings me so much joy and sets such a good tone for the beginning of my year for me to remember, that I can and DO make a difference in my students' lives.

I am SOOOOOOOOOO blessed to do what I love to do.  I need to remember every day that when I go to school this year, no matter how tired I become or anything else that gets in the way, that God gave me a calling and a purpose in life.

WHAT I DO MATTERS!!! 

There are 75 students out there whose life I can touch.  

Who I can inspire.

Who I can love and show God's love just by loving them.



There are 75 students out there who MATTER.

I want to be a light to them.

I want to inspire them.

And in return?

Well, I get to feel beautiful, skinny, young, awesome and LOVED through their eyes.

The eyes of a child. 

Our most IMPORTANT contribution to the future!


What you do MATTERS!

You are IMPORTANT!

Go and inspire your students this year.  :-)

Feel free to right click on these posters to save and print for your classroom.  If you would like all 100 of them, you can click here to find them in my store.

Trying to love and inspire my students for the 27th year of teaching, well,
that's just...




Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hide and Go Seek Blog Hop!




The Teaching Tribune bloggers have teamed up to bring you amazing freebies and the chance at one of two $50 TPT gift certificate as well as a custom door hanger (for a US winner). We will select one US winner and one international winner for the gift certificates!


As you play Hide and Go Seek, you will hop to 20 blogs where you will collect freebies. Hidden in each freebie is a school supply with a price tag. You will need to collect all 20 supplies and add up the price tags. Once you have the sum, then you will enter to win a $50 TPT gift certificate as well as a custom door hanger at the final stop, The Teaching Tribune.

If you are looking for school supplies to fill your backpack,  then you are at the right place! Start by downloading the recording form.

 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B32nVrO-giedeW9xSDVMR1NZOVk/edit

My Kind of Teaching is the 8th stop as you play Hide and Go Seek! 


Are you ready? Well, what are you waiting for...get seeking! =) 
Now all you need to do is download my freebie and find the school supply! Then you will complete a circle with the other bloggers to collect their freebies and school supplies. 

Click the Find my freebie button.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Brain-Boosters-Sampler-Freebie-1240083


This freebie is an add on to two of my products.  You can find them here and here.



You can complete the loop by starting at the first blog or continue on by visiting the next stop. Either way, you will make a complete loop to all the blogs, freebies, supplies, and final prize!
Don't forget to become a follower of our blogs and TPT stores as you continue on. You never know what we will be doing next! 
Just click either picture below to continue Hide and Go Seek!


http://teacherstoolkitblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/back-to-school-blog-hop-freebies-and.html



Make sure you make it to the final stop at The Teaching Tribune to enter to win!



I've also got a little something extra for my TPT followers later today, so be sure to click the "Follow Me" button!  :-)