Friday, October 15, 2010

I feel I need to post SOMETHING

My life has been super stupid crazy lately and sometimes I feel like I'm spinning out of control. I'm at the point now that I make "honey do" lists for myself to keep on top of things. I will admit, I was really scared the end of last year when I almost lost my job to a certified teacher. Although everything did work out the in the end, I am really "turning up the volume" so to speak on my planning for this year, to make the best year that I can for the kids that I have. This is also the biggest group of kids that I have ever taught (14 in the morning and 16 in the afternoon) and I'm taking on more projects with them (we've started a penpal program with each group, the morning writing letters to my friend's class in England and the afternoon writing letters to another preschool site in Arviat, Nunavut). Coincidently, my friend in England who is undertaking this project with us is MY penpal from when we were kids. I have the first packages ready to be mailed and they will go out Monday morning. I'm hoping my preschoolers will learn to love this as much as I do. I have also learned from my last 2 years teaching there of exactly what it is that they need to be prepared for kindergarten (for the most part). We are starting with the basics (I'm teaching them to recognize the letters of the alphabet, not just to "sing their ABC's). At this point we are already up to the letter "J" and there are times that I am just so proud of them that I could cry. I'm becoming too attached already, but seriously now do you not?

I was also really busy the last couple weeks with pictures, so much that I started stressing that I was not getting pictures edited. I have decided that I am going to take a little break from pictures until the end of November (I have already committed to a wedding then and I will be more than up to date at that point). There are other people here in town and people from out of town that travel into town that promote their photography so I'm just gonna step back for a while. People that really want me to take their pics will still call me, otherwise I'm just going to stop for a while. Guess that means you'll be seeing more and more pictures of my kids here.

I will also try to blog more. I feel really guilty that the blog gets pushed to the side because I spend so much time on the computer doing other things. So you'll be seeing a lot more of me and my kids around here. :)


Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Hurray for more blogging!


OHN said...

Good. I was worried the "change" was closing this down.

You are the kind of teacher that we need here. We have some that are so old they taught Moses.

Tina said...

The kindergarten teacher here taught Jesus Himself, so they must be from the same family. :)

Demeter said...

We are glad to see you and your kids in pic on the blogsphere!