The JOY of reading ☀️💛📚
This is what Fall Break is all about - baby snuggles and recharging the batteries! 🤗🔋
Does your school have a Fall Break? I obviously LOVE it 🍂but I feel like we’re just getting in our groove at school! .
☕️ Reading is Sweeter Than Pumpkin Spice ☕️
▫️ @sticking_with_sixth has her #applesandabcsdecor hung in her classroom just in time for parent teacher conferences!
▫️The little coffee cups flip up so students can write under it. You can have them write a summary of their favorite book, etc.
▫️I love boards that you can keep up for multiple months. This board can stay up during October and November, you can even have them add writing to their coffee cup each time they finish a book!
▫️ Grab the link to this #bulletinboard in my profile ➡️ @applesandabcs
3 Ways to Offer Kindness To Yourself Every Day 💝🤗✨
Block off time just for you: Even if it's just 10 minutes... mark it on your calendar! This is your time to do something just for you.
Acknowledge your achievements: When you do something you’re proud of, take a moment to feel it and let it soak in! Say "I’m awesome!" and give yourself a high-five for being you!
Say no (and yes) more: Create boundaries and allow yourself permission to say "no" to things that don't serve you, so that you can say "yes" to the things that do!
For an extra dosage of kindness & self-care sign-up for our free mini-course available through the link in our bio! #breatheforchange#leadingwithlove#changingtheworld#oneteacheratatime
We made it y’all, Happy Friday! Go grab yourself a pumpkin treat or take a stroll at the pumpkin patch, because it’s the weekend and you deserve all the fall things! 🍁
Speaking of fall- my Walnut & Vintage Rose Cassia watch by @jordwatches is my new favorite fall accessory. There’s one week left to enter my $100 JORD giveaway, link in bio. Psst- everyone who enters gets a 10% off code... everyone’s a winner 😏 #jordwatch#giveaway
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This quote from @talkinwithtwang is so powerful. It’s such an easy thing to do- compare yourself to others. .
Then the stress starts. The feeling that you aren’t enough, or you could be doing something better. Double tap if you’ve felt like this recently. .
My goal today? I’m going to start telling myself that I’m doing a pretty good job. Working full-time plus being a toddler mama isn’t easy. Actually, doing EITHER of those jobs is incredibly difficult. .
At work, I find I constantly beat myself up. I should have done more to made that activity more engaging. Or, I wanted to prep this awesome lesson but here I am pulling out a worksheet again. I’m probably thinking these things because I have wayyyy too many Pinterest boards 😂 and I need to be like, “Hey girl, calm down. You just wrote 5 IEPs.” That took intense concentration, because planning out a year of goals that will impact my student in the best way possible? That’s a lot of pressure. I’m exhausted. .
Then I come home to the most adorable little man. I mean, my husband is cute too 😂 but let’s focus on Little Handsome for a second. Being a mom is no joke. It’s a full time job. It’s gotten much better now, but I’ll never forget those sleepless newborn nights. Holding him, singing to him, bouncing him for hours on an exercise ball. At 3 am. Then getting up at 6 am for work. And immediately beating myself up cuz I’m drained but now my students need my full love and attention. .
This Friday, do yourself a favor. 1️⃣ Quit trying to be the perfect Pinterest mama or SLP. Just do your best, even if that means printing out a worksheet or packing a PBJ. 2️⃣ Do something for YOU today. I’m going to attempt a nap. And 3️⃣ go follow @talkinwithtwang cuz she is sure to brighten your day!
🎶 This is the greatest job! 🎵
I love this video for multiple reasons ... 1️⃣ My most relentless students broke out of their shell today.
2️⃣ They just learned this song and NAILED IT!
3️⃣ The determination on their face makes me so proud. #thegreatestshow
So my formal evaluation didn’t go QUITE as expected...and I’ve come to terms with a few things: I have loud kids and when they’re engaged, it gets louder (loud does not equal off task), my kiddos are ALWAYS learning no matter how badly you feel a lesson went (always maintain high expectations), and my kids will always love me and think of me and bring me an apple when they went apple picking over the weekend 🍎💖 When things get rough, you always gotta find that #silverlining, or this profession will tear you down. Who feels me?! 👊🏼 #teachertruth#motivationmonday