I would never have imagined that I would drop off the face of blogging world for this long. Teaching? Yes. That took so much out of me. Here, let me tell the story.
When I walked into my classroom the Thursday before Halloween, I had no idea what I was getting into. I mean yeah, I knew I was going to be teaching 3rd grade Math, Science, and Social Studies. But other than that, there was no way I could have foresaw what would transpire or be prepared for the rest of the year.
By Christmas, I was extremely depressed. The students were wonderful, but it honestly felt like that was the only good in this situation. I had been thrown in my first day with no preparation. I didn’t even know where the teachers’ bathroom was. The kids were bulldozing me over even though I was trying my best to be an authority figure. I felt extremely alone and was usually staying at the school until 8 or even 9 a few nights a week to try and get a handle on everything.
Obviously, it got better.
By the end of the school year, I felt about 4 million bajillion times better and finally started feeling like I wasn’t drowning. It was especially awesome when I went in to sign my contract for next year! Yay!
On a completely lighter and more awesome note, I cannot believe how much I have come to love and care about my Sunday School girls this year. They are such a wonderful, warm, amazing part of my life and I can’t imagine life without them now.
I also became OBSESSED with the Hunger Games. I finished the entire series in 11 hours. Ridiculous. Then I heard about the movie and lost my mind. I finally FINALLY got into Pottermore, so there went more of my life. I just finished Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in about 2 hours, so it’s nice to know my superpower is still intact.
We still love our little house. We have a fire pit and a hammock in the backyard, with a cornhole set. Probably one of my favorite things so far this summer has been sitting around the campfire planning stuff with our friends.
So now that I’m out for summer, maybe I’ll be better at blogging again!