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Teacher of the…

Year? Bahaha…

Month? In August maybe…I rock at getting an awesome room set-up… *wink*

Week? Perhaps…depending on the week. 🙂

Day? I’m especially fun on themed days…

Hour? Oh yeah, I was really rockin it out the other day during math…differentiation and everything!

Sometimes it feels more like “Teacher of the Minute“…and then the sky starts falling and I resemble Chicken Little more than a “master teacher.”

Definitely not saying I’ve reached master status, but I have achieved quite a few successes in my (going on) 6 years of teaching. Lots of reasons for that…including (but not limited to): God, my teacher family, internal drive, a good education, and amazing coworkers…no one becomes a good teacher without learning from others and growing themselves.

On the flip side (because let me tell ya, there is always ALWAYS a flip side in education) I’ve had more *flops* than I care to count…more lessons that bombed, words that came out jumbled, and feelings that I hurt than any teacher would like to have in her past. But what doesn’t kill ya makes you stronger…and I do my best to learn from each of those moments and not repeat them again.

And so that’s how one day I was telling one of my kids (using a much stronger word and tone than I should have) that I did not, in fact, like her drawing (it was all purple SCRIBBLES for pete’s sake)…and the next day my principal told me that he had chosen to honor me with a teaching award through one of the local colleges. I felt humbled and honored, to say the least.

The award ceremony was a few weeks ago, and for the most part it was a lovely day! Motivational speaker in the morning, lunch with the principals & superintendents, an awards ceremony in the afternoon…and then an “update on Austin.” (Could have done without that last part for sure!) It was nice to spend an “adult” day and was inspiring to be in such great company.

Here’s a pic of the bling I received…



When I got back to school that next Monday I showed it to the kids & was kind of prodding them, saying “Oh wow, come on now…you are being taught by an award winning teacher. Doesn’t that make you feel good about the learning we do here?”

Their response?

Underwhelmed. They were more impressed with the soft, velvety back of the medal. Ah well, you win some, ya lose some. 😉


P.S. – The sweet little thing with the purple scribble picture forgave me shortly afterwards. 🙂 I apologized and we hugged it out. All is well.

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If I weren’t a teacher…

Huh?! What?!

No, no, I wasn’t sleeping.

I was just resting for a second.

Totally awake. Sort of. 😉

It’s the first week of school…and my tushy is starting to drag. The week has gone splendidly well…basically no complaints at all, although I’m afraid to say that because it isn’t over yet.

I’m feeling pretty accomplished on the home front…I’ve cooked dinner once this week, ran once this week, done one load of laundry, and now I’m even writing a post for the blog. (The others this week were pre-written…I was semi-prepared.) I’d say overall I’ve coped pretty well.

Today I wanted to link up with Mama Kat’s and sort of answer one of the questions she posed to the group. “If you could change career paths now and be anything you wanted to be…what would you be and why?”

By “sort of answer” I mean that instead of saying what I would be doing (which is stay at home housewife, by the way…no, not stay at home MOM, just housewife) I’m going to say what I’m glad I’m not doing.

*Child photographer: I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this one before. Child photographers have it rough. I’ve taken quiet a few pictures of my kids this week, and they do the weirdest stuff when you get them in front of a camera. Crazy eyes, weird hunching poses, wompy smiles…I have to take like 5 shots sometimes just to get one that won’t totally embarass them when they look back at it in the album one day.

*Copy machine repair man: Not even going here…the copy machine has been a source of high tension at my school this week. I’ll just say that when that thing goes to jammin’ and beepin’ it sends my blood to boilin’…not a job I would want.

*Elementary school janitor: I love ours. Seriously, love him. But the way those kids lick and touch and scratch and do all sorts of other stuff that you don’t wanna know about makes me get the eebie-jeebies when I think about having to clean it all up. He’s a saint!

*Principal: Again, I’ve got a great one. But I am soooo happy to not have to be the one in charge…when things come up and people are freaking out, it feels good to know that I don’t have to lose sleep over any of it.

So yeah. I think I’ll just stick with teacher for now.

Unless BRAVO decides to start a “Real Housewives of Small Town Texas” show.

Then I might revisit that stay at home housewife thing. 😉


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