Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Teacher Binder-The Sequel

My brain is filling up with ideas for this upcoming year. I have been absolutely taken back by the love the original Teacher Binder post got. Made my teacher heart happy to know it might of helped others. Thank you guys!

Now, let's make it better.

Last year was my first year having two classes, I had been self-contained the past years. Therefore one binder was perfect. Not only did I get another class, we through some language changes in there as well. My district is implementing the Gomez and Gomez Dual Language Program. In short; I have one class for Language Arts/Science/Social Studies in Spanish, second class for Language Arts/Math in English. I had mixed feelings about it and while excited was also hesitant of the change. Like we all know, organization is key so my mind lost it for a bit. So much to keep up with!

With all of that, I just couldn't make one binder work. Trust me I tried to hold on to it as long as possible. I ended the year with three binders and somewhat of a "system". THREE?! Yeah I know. Don't freak yet. One was pretty much a stationary binder that never left my desk. Other two were data driven/planning/small group binders. Not sure yet if I can find a way to combine these somehow, seemed to work great.

Playing with ideas before setting up for  upcoming year and would love input. What worked for you from last binder that you can't imagine changing? What did you add to make it better? What would you like to see in it? What was missing? You get the idea.

Let's do this team!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Perfectly Flawed

Found this quote and absolutely loved it! Problem came when I saw the pic attached to it; I began comparing and talking to myself like I would never talk to someone else (man check out those arms, haven't been working hard enough. Dang look at her abs fatty!) 




ENOUGH. 

So I replaced it with my own, no filter and insecurities showing and you know what? I am perfectly flawed, difference is I am now finding strengths in my weaknesses daily. For myself, my family and loved ones of course (happy wife, happy life right?) but most importantly for my Heavenly Father to utilize me as a tool for His work. 

As I read this week I also came across Proverbs 31:30 "Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised." 

We are never too much and we are always enough. 
You are beautiful and it's okay to feel it! Embrace that feeling. 
Do not allow expectations to rob you of your joy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Teacher Brain-Activate

Summer is far from over, at least that's what I keep telling myself. Regardless I will admit I secretly enjoy prepping for next year without feeling pressured and rocking oversized shirts, shorts and sandals.
Therefore I have begun re-reading this amazing book. So much great stuff in it! Wondering, is anyone implementing any of these concepts in their room? If so, mind sharing? Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Soak it up ladies :)