I have left work in tears two nights in a row. I am so fed up with it. There is no reason on this planet why people should be treating me like this, yet I can’t seem to escape it. I honestly don’t know what to do anymore. I don’t have the energy to keep doing this when I’m constantly being brought down and treated like dirt. I already suffer from horrible anxiety and depression without all this crap, and this is breaking my heart. People are so rude and unappreciative these days.
Listening: to Law & Order: SVU – I am looooving these marathons on USA lately!
Loving: that we finally have our Christmas decorations up!
Thinking: I’m so proud of myself for making such good grades this semester! Dean’s List and Straight A’s
Wanting: I really wanna go the Christmas lights around town!
Needing: Family Time – it’s my favorite thing of the year!
Favorite Tradition: Christmas Open House – we’ve had it ever year for as long as I can remember and I absolutely love it!
So I am obsessed with the If You Give A series by Laura Numeroff. My favorite is If You Give A Cat A Cupcake, for obvious reasons (I love cupcakes and I love kitties!) Well for one of my education classes I had to pick a children’s book and make a WEB & Curriculum Integration for it (basically had to make an entire day’s lessons around a certain book). I picked, of course, If You Give A Cat A Cupcake. For my assignment though, I have to actually have the book available and have to carry-out some of my lessons. Well I went to buy the book on amazon the other night, and it was $12.95! $12.95! For a children’s book! The paperback wasn’t much less! I was outraged! So I went to eBay! Where I proceeded to find TEN Laura Numeroff books for $46 (including shipping). What a steal. That made them $4.60 a piece! I was so excited! They arrived on Friday and I couldn’t wait to open them and read them! Needless to say I scared my boyfriend with the excitement!
I had my second working interview this morning (at the same place as the last one), but this was with an older preschool group. I had to do another lesson and activity and my theme for this week was sports! So we started off by reading Clifford: Sports Day! It was a cute book and the kids loved it. Then after that we played a pattern game where the kids had to tell me which sport related item came next in the group. The kids were really into this and they did such a good job, they’re super smart! After that, we decorated our own trophies! I found the idea for this craft on Pinterest and I just couldn’t resist! I figured it was unique and probably not something the kids had ever gotten to do (or would get to do). They were a hit! Tony, mom, and I put the trophies together over the weekend (to save time) and then I brought them into school with me and had the kids decorate them. They got to use foam stickers (hearts, stars, and sports shapes) and glitter pens. While they were working on them I went around and asked each kid their name and what letter it begin with (they all did really well at this part). I then gave them the appropriate foam letter and let them attach it to their trophy. They turned out super cute and the kids loved them! I wish I had taken a picture. Below is a picture of my pattern board/game and a picture of the trophy that I made. I’ve also attached a copy of my lesson plan for the activity! Hope you enjoy!
here’s my August currently! I got it from Oh’ Boy 4th Grade‘s Facebook!
Listening: “When I See You Smile” by Uncle Sam. one of my favorite songs of all time! It was actually playing in an old home video that I’ve been watching. It was on a Touched By An Angel soundtrack that I got for Christmas when I was 8.
Loving: It’s been nice the past few days, but today it’s only 74 outside and it feels wonderful! Not to mention it’s raining and gloomy and there’s thunder rumbling in the background.
Thinking: I want to go to the beach so darn bad! Tony and I have a trip planned for next weekend (August 10th & 11th) for our anniversary and I’m praying that we’ll still get to go!
Wanting: A job more than anything! I’m so bored and I want to get back to teaching. Not to mention I need the money. Trying to save up for a wedding and a house is hard when only one person is working.
Needing: A job, again. It’s really taking a toll on my self-esteem not working. I’m going crazy just sitting here and I feel really pathetic.
B2s must haves: A new purse (which I got last week from my mom’s store for only $9.99, it’s wonderful and it fits me perfectly. I love it). A new planner (I actually bought this last Christmas but I never used it for some reason. so a few weeks ago I took a day to set it up. It’s really nice and wonderfully laid out and I can’t wait to start using it, so hopefully something will come up and I’ll be able to put it to use). Starbucks gift-cards (with winter coming, this is always a necessity, not to mention that once I start going back to school (and hopefully working again) full time I’ll need all the caffeine I can get!)
Hope you guys enjoyed!
So for my working interview on Wednesday I had to come up with my own 15-20 minute lesson, write up a lesson plan, and prepare any other parts and pieces of the lesson. I was super nervous about this because I’ve never written my own lesson plan, at least not without some kind of assistance. But after browsing the web and talking with my mom I came up with something!
We’re going to read a book, which believe it or not, was harder to find than you would think! I’m not really thrilled with my book choice, but I couldn’t find anything better (my local library was out of everything). After that we’re gonna talk about other tools that you can find around the house, where those tools go, and what those tools do! Then we’re gonna put the icons on the chart that I created under their location. Lastly we’re gonna make our own personal tool belts at art!
I got accepted to the Early Childhood Development program at my local community college! and I start classes in August! I couldn’t be more excited about continuing my education and finally taking the next step towards being able to have my own classroom 🙂
today my kids graduated! it was such a bittersweet moment! they were adorable and sang wonderfully! I’m so proud of them! 🙂
me and Jakey Bacon!
me and Samantha
Me and Amir!
me and Hannah Banana!
my flowers from David B.
me and Katie P.!
me and Maddie Moo!
me and David B.!
me and Greyson!
me and Davis!
me and Madeline!
so tomorrow my kids are graduating from Pre-K! and our graduation is “space themed” (don’t ask my why…) so all of our songs are “space related”. our last song is Purple People Eater so I thought what a better way to celebrate the end of the school year than with cupcakes! and what’s better than Purple People Eater cupcakes!