Well folks, it is here… The end of sweet summer. September marks the Back to School season and I am a mixed bag of emotions. I am linking up with the ever clever Farley from Oh Boy Fourth Grade to share my September Currently….
Listening: To beautiful silence…. and crickets. The babies are asleep, the husband is hanging out with a college friend and I am basking in sweet silence- despite the crickets!!! I-L-O-V-E-I-T…. now, I love, Love, LOVE the crazy noises all day long but a moment of calm serenity is just down right decadent!
Loving: I posted a few months ago about being displaced, going through the application/interview process
yet again and graciously being offered a job at school whose reputation is remarkable. The past few weeks I have been able to move in and set up shop (classroom reveal coming soon- check out my instagram for a sneak peek!). My classroom is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. We had some professional development this week and I have fallen in love with my new school. The teachers are remarkable, the vision is clear and there is amazing leadership all around. I feel sad to leave my past school but also that I am in the right place! #itwasmeanttobe
Thinking: Any other working mommies feel my pain!?! I Love teaching but I LOVE my babies… Eli is starting to talk so much more and Penelope is my little clone. She is so witty, remarkable and loving. I cried on my way to inservice this week thinking about them going back to their babysitting routine and my daughter starts Preschool on Thursday! It’s just hard, but I am lucky to have such a supportive community of friends and family that take the best possible care of my kiddos while I am doing my best in my classroom.
Wanting: So every teacher has had their best year of teaching. Whether it be because they have honed in on their teacher skills or that they had an amazing class. It is easy for any teacher to remember a certain year that stands out above all and for me my 1st year of teaching was the best year ever. I had, hands down, the BEST class of my career my first year of teaching. I can remember all 25, 5th graders names and faces. I remember it all. I was not the best teacher that year, I was brand, spanking new… but those 25 kiddos were my world that year. As it just so happens, this year is the year when those 25, 5th graders will be graduating from high school!!!! I have kept in touch with 2 of them and I cannot wait to sit proudly in the back at their graduation. So to honor my first class, I want to make this year THE BEST YEAR yet!
Needing: Time…. I still don’t feel ready for our 1st day of school (Tuesday). I went in for 4 hours yesterday…. yes on a Saturday…. to work. I have 2 products to post and a few summer cleaning goals to do still… and I have one day left of summer… Dear Lord, let me feel all 24 hours of the day tomorrow!
3 Trips: Greece… no explanation needed. Seattle… our close friends moved to Seattle just a few weeks ago and I have heard AMAZING things about the restaurants there, so I’d love to go. AND Italy… Who wouldn’t want fresh pasta, legit pizza or to hunt for truffles?
Well, thanks for checking out my Currently!!! I can’t wait to see what destinations you have all chosen for you 3 trips.
Until next time….