I'm doing the best I can...

 It's been a while since I've had an actual post on here. From the looks of things around blogland it appears that life has taken over for ma others as well. It's crazy how quickly the days and hours pass by.

My own long-term subbing gig has gotten in full force. I have to give some major shout outs to Oceans of First Grade Fun and Crazy for First Grade. They have several little math and literacy games/stations that I have been using with my sweet groups and my kids are really enjoying them. Thank you, thank you for sharing and being so generous.

However the possibility that this subbing assignment could end in December is very high, since my school lost 2 and a half points. I'll never understand how we can be the largest school in the county with approximately 1800 students and still lose points (which means we have to cut back on teachers). So the pressure for a full-time position still lingers.

With that said, I have a few more thank yous:
Thank you for being patient.
Thank you to those of you who may e-mail me and it may take me a couple of days to get back to you.
Thank you to those of you who have won items from my giveaways and have faith I will come through.
Thank you for understanding.
Thank you for knowing you can never put yourself in someone else's shoes.
Thank you for knowing that unkind words or put-downs do not take us very far.
Thank you for being people who can lift me and others up.
Thank you for knowing that even the best of are allowed to not be perfect.

Thank you to Mrs. A at Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes who honored me with the

Last but not least, I am sure by now you have seen the awesome Ron Clark video that is on TBA right now, but if not go check it out now, or here ya go!


Thanks again everyone. 


We are SO much more than "JUST" teachers


You Know You're a Teacher When + Warm Fuzzies

Way back when I first started blogging, Abby from the Inspired Apple hosted a linky party for "You Know You're a Teacher When..."

I still believe in everything I wrote in that post. However today, via Pinterest of course, I found this that a former coworker of mine had found. I had to share it.

Oh I believe so much of these also ring true.
Laminating - I love me some laminating. There is something about cutting it that is so therapeutic to me.
April 1 - umm probably my least favorite day to be around kids.
Totally sing the ABC's in my head when figuring out telephone numbers or info in a dictionary.
And my favorite, and probably my brother's biggest pet peeve of mine, I feel the need to constantly correct grammar.

And well since we're going way back here and looking through an old post I thought I would also catch up on some awards I received, as well as need to reciprocate with the giving.

A while ago I mentioned that these two lovely bloggers:

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nominated as one of their Top 10 blogs. Right after I posted that sweet Miss Kindergarten, Hadar, did so as well, so I definitely want to thank her too!

In addition to the above three blogs, the following also are in my Top 10 (and I feel I must say, it is so very hard to narrow this down, so what I did was strictly stick to the bloggers who I began reading and getting inspired from). Some of the blogs listed below inspired me or even commented that I should begin my own blog. Once I had done so, some of the bloggers have continued to support me from day one. 

The Teacher Wife


The Polka Dot Patch 

Learning with Mrs Parker
Thank you all for making me become a Top 10 and for being part of MY TOP 10!

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