Friday, May 1, 2015
Friday Favorites! May 1st
Linking up for Friday Favorites!
I wasn't going to link up this week with Erika, Narci, and Andrea but there were a few important articles that I felt needed to be shared as FAVORITES for this week plus a few random things from our week.
As the school year comes to an end, teachers are burning out trying to keep behavior under control and teachers are weary. I read this article written to Christian Teachers and it really struck a cord with me. I am here every day as a stable person for each student in my classroom. Working in a Title I school gives me a unique opportunity to really be a shining light in my students' lives. Even though I won't be in the classroom next year, I can only hope I can have an impact each day on a child. I cherish the quiet moments where I get to just ask my students about their lives. I have struggled with the group I have this year, but that doesn't mean that I don't want what is best for them and that I won't miss them. Each child brings something into my life and I learn as much from them as I hope they learn from me.
Also, with all the riots going on in Baltimore this teacher wrote an excellent article about what persons of color are feeling during this time in history. Having not had to experience this myself I work with students who have and will continue I'm sure to feel similar feelings. It's a MUST read.
This week I had to say "see ya later" to one of my very dear friends, Lauren, who got a great job opportunity with Twitter in New York. She is one of the hardest working people I know and she has really made a name for herself in her career. I can't wait to see what she accomplishes in New York and I am going to miss you dearly. I was able to spend the whole weekend with her because she too was a bridesmaid last weekend, but then we also went to Sushi Kiku Monday night to say goodbye!
(this is an awful picture but hey we were there)
On Wednesday night, we took dinner to my sister's house and ate lettuce taco wraps with them and I got my Collier fill for the week. He is just the sweetest little nephew! Whenever we go over for dinner, I help my sister with bath and bedtime routine. It's definitely a weekly favorite of mine!
(what a cute little monkey playing on the quilt
I my mother-in-law made for him!)
So when we were registering for wedding gifts, I was dead set on having a pure white duvet cover. Well as I have learned over the past year, they are hard to keep clean (especially with a dog who likes to snuggle on the bed) so with some gift cards and a sale I replaced the pure white with this new duvet cover from Pottery Barn and I LOVE it!
This is the current status of my classroom. We
SURVIVED FINISHED Milestones testing this week and are celebrating with a movie and pizza. My class chose 101 Dalmatians which is a favorite of mine from my childhood. Every class picked a classic Disney movie. The kids are so happy and it's nice to see them relax a little bit. Mine all brought in pillows and blankets to make themselves comfy. They really can be children sometimes even though most days they try not to act like it!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!