Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just call me Ms. Cranky-Pants

I apologize now for the ranting that is about to occur but it's my blog and I can rant if I want to. :) I am getting married in 18 days and am sick!  I have managed to stay relatively healthy this year and now I get sick.  Bull I tell you bull.  I am also sick to my stomach with the thought of what my students are going to have to go through next year in a building that is being redone with asbestos, and who knows what else.  I don't know what to do to fix this.  All anyone cares about is test scores but let's look at this if you know your school is closing would you care if you passed a test?  seriously? I also just got off the phone with a collection agency which I called them.  I have a fantastic accountant (said with great sarcasm) and so I owe the government some money.  I have been trying to call the IRS to talk to them but they close at 4:30 and well I'm still at work then so I nicely call the collection agency to set up a payment (teacher so I'm poor) and she treats me like I'm a moron.  I have a MASTERS degree I am not a moron.  I get really irritated when people treat me like I'm a moron.  Seriously (this part is going to be mean so forgive me) but I bet I have more education than she does.  I asked to speak to someone other than her because I didn't feel like I could work with her and her response is well "you can ask but you will still work with me" which i responded so grown up and all "i can ask"  we played this game for like 2 minutes but it felt like 20.  I just shared quite a bit but I'm fed up with rude people.  So do me a favor 10 blog friends, smile and be nice to people because their day might be yuckier than yours.  Also pray I get better, I have been off work for the past five days (including the weekend) and well I feel a little better but I need to feel 110% because on Saturday I am going for my final dress fitting in Dallas.  :)

Thanks for letting ms. cranky pants rant ...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

where is the snow?

snow day tomorrow! is it wrong to say that i'm not excited about this snow day? we had four snow days last week (but i was in atlanta working) and i don't want to go back to longer days.  so snow day hurry up and go away. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

What I want to be...

I want to be one of those teachers that inspires my kids to do better in life.

I want to be one of those teachers who changes the way that students are treated.

I want to be one of those teachers that changes the way teachers are treated.

I want to be one of those teachers that changes the way the education system is run in the United States.

I want to be one of those teachers who doesn't lose her ideals just because I've been shot down one too many times.

I want to be one of those teachers who still loves my job after 15 years. 

I want to be one of those teachers who says it's okay to have a bad day but don't take it out on the kids.

I want to be one of those teachers who in 15 years still thinks my children are hilarious.

I also want to be one of those teachers who still calls my classroom kids my kids.

What kind of teacher do you want to be?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 4

Day 4 of no school but I've been in Atlanta since yesterday for training.  Can I have a redo of my snow days? 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Meet the Teacher

I love blogging (even if I'm not great at updating my blog!) I also love reading other people's blogs especially other teachers which is why I'm joining up with the latest "Meet the Teacher" and sharing some details about myself.

Let's start with the basics, shall we? I am a 7th grade English/Reading teacher in Oklahoma and I LOVE my job.  I moved to Oklahoma in August 2009 for my job and met my fiance thanks to my fabulous cousin (and maid of honor) and we will be getting married in 40 days.  I went to the University of Oklahoma where I received a Bachelors of Arts in Communications and a minor in History (best six years ever!) I am an avid college football fan (Boomer Sooner!) but am marrying an avid Longhorn fan so football season is fun at our house.  

{...Q & A...}

Q: What would you be doing if you weren't teaching? 
A: I would be working on Education Reform somewhere.
Q: What are your hobbies?
A: Teaching, reading, shopping, watching bad tv, reading
Q: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A teacher, it's all I've ever wanted to be. 
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A:  Coca Cola, bad tv (Jerseylicious , Hoarders, 90210), shoe shopping, book shopping, 
Q: What are your biggest fears?
A: I am scared of what is going to happen to my students when our school closes in two years.  I am scared of the unknown and almost everything in life but I try not to let it stop me.  
Q: When you're on vacation, where do you like to go?
A: South Carolina to visit my parents, Houston to visit my in-laws, Florida and like every good Southern girl I love Charleston. 
Q: What's the best adviced you ever received?
A: Don't quit! 
Q: What do you value most in others?
A: Manners - I think the world is a much better place when people are polite.  I also think that being real and not fake are extremely important. 
Q: If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass on to your children, what would it be?
A: My need for learning.  I love learning new things.  
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone - living or dead - who would it be?
A:  My grandmother to tell her what is going on in my life.  I moved back to Oklahoma to be near her and she passed away right after I received my job. 
Q: Now, tell us one thing about yourself:
A: I was born in a small town in Oklahoma (population 7,000) and moved to Atlanta when I was ten and then moved to South Carolina when I was seventeen but consider myself a true southerner.  I am also a 3rd generation Sooner and love that I have memories of going to football games with my grandfather, parents, cousins, etc.  

 I hope yall enjoyed learning about me!

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