Wednesday, October 19, 2011

fall break

i am on fall break and loving it! i will be on fall break for the next two weeks.  two weeks you might ask?  my school system decided to move towards year round schooling this year and so we started august 1 which means we get a two week fall break.  i have come to visit my parents in south carolina.  i haven't been here since my wedding in march and i love it here.  there is nothing quite like the south! i have also spent a few days of my fall break catching up on my reading and getting some work done.  i didn't bring anything to grade but i am a little behind on making lesson plans so i needed to get caught up (and move ahead) i am not behind on the lessons but i don't have everything written out the way i like it.  i'm a smidge ocd and like things color coded, organized, etc.  anyone else on fall break?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

welcome to my classroom...

This is the door to my classroom.  I thought it was a nice way to show the books that we have been reading.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

tis the season...

tis the season of volleyball which somewhat explains my being MIA.  i am the volleyball coach for my school and just to tell you how much volleyball experience i have had in my life let's discuss the rules of my team. 
rule #1 - don't hit ms. l with the ball
rule #2 - seriously don't hit ms. l with the ball

we started our season two weeks early which threw me for a loop because most of my girls had yet to get their physicals for the first game.  AWESOME way to start the season and what an awesome season it was.  here's some of the key moments.
       i had a parent want to help coach but their child wasn't allowed on my team this year due to her not attending my school. 
      i found out that i didn't have the correct coaching creditionals and had to take two more classes.
      i gained an assistant coach (which now means i have to assist with softball)
      i watched some shy girls come out of their shells
      i watched  few girls play like me (scared of the ball) only to become team leaders
      we had volleyballs donated by my grandfather (which was awesome!)
we ended the volleyball season this morning at the all-city tournament and while i am very happy to have my time back i will miss the girls.  after the tournament we eat lunch at mcdonalds and today while standing in line i watched a bunch of girls sitting at the tables laughing and having fun with each other not to mention a few of them getting excited for next season and those are the moments i will miss.  those are the moments it's okay that most of my girls broke the number 1 rule today at the tournament and hit me with the ball four times, it's okay that i never left work until 5:30 or later all month, it's okay that i rarely saw my husband for more than an hour each night, and it's definitely okay that i have lost my voice three times this month. 

i am truly blessed to love my job, to love my school, and love my students as my own and for that it's okay that i don't love volleyball, i don't love being a coach (i'm all about the fun factor not the winning factor.)

i promise to come back to blogging this month.  i have lots to share and want to start showing my classroom ideas off (finally!) thanks for being patient my lovely followers!

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