Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OCTOBER Already!!!

Hello Hello! I feel like I have not blogged in forever! The first month of school has been CRAZY! I have 24 1st graders...I am grade level chair in charge of 3 brand new teachers and 2 vets. We have a new computer program for grading and attendance that is still a mess! And Monday we get a new 1st grade teacher...each of us are loosing 2-4 students and having a new prep schedule. Just when I thought we were set in our routines....they go and change it all up again!! AHHHHH

Any is my October Currently!


Listening...catch up on college football news! Sports Center! I LOVE Saturdays in the fall! College football is my fav!!

LOVING...that we are not having highs in the 80s here! Yep 80s. Still a bit warm during the day but the mornings and nights are in the 60s. It smells and feels like fall. 

Thinking...That I am going to be so sad when they pick the 2-3 students in my class that are going to move to a new class. I literally love all my students. I have no behavior problems or trouble makers...they are all so smart and so hard working. I literally may cry! :( catch up! This new computer program for attendance and grading is a PAIN! We finally got it almost working and now they are going to mess with it again. Plus add a new teacher to our mix that I will have to help mentor. How do you all do it? How do you have time to blog, create things, teach, eat, sleep, workout and have a life. Not mention those of you who have children too!! Yeeesh! I get caught up on something or try to balance things out and then I loose something else. 

Needing...some down time. I just want to be able to lay on the couch and snuggle with my sweetie. We are both so busy right now that I feel like we never have a chance. My DVR is starting to get a lot of stuff on it. It is waiting for us to have some free time. Between school...kickball...people visiting....working ....drums...we have NO time to just hang out. 

TREAT! I want to make some brownies! 


  1. Hi Alison! I totally get you on that heat. I am in the Inland Empire in So. Cal. Not as hot as Vegas, but we get pretty high up on the 3 digits. I am glad that it isn't THAT bad this week especially because I have yard duty after school.

    May I ask why you are losing 2-3 students? I was happy when my class went from a 2/3 combo class to a regular 3rd grade class, but I will say that I totally miss the 2nd graders that were with me for a month. I feel your pain =( You already bonded with them. Hopefully it'll be okay and that you still have your wonderful class!

    A LoveLi Class

  2. That's a lot of changes! As much as I love October for the pumpkins, festive fun, and's often such a BUSY time at school. Good luck leading your team :)

  3. That happened to us one year as well-having to add another class. When we did it, we had to choose the students. That is not an easy thing to deal with. :( I wish it would get cooler here already, but we kind of skip Fall in Texas! :)

    Not Just Child's Play

  4. Isn't that crazy that whenever you think you are caught up - you have to go to another meeting at school and they give you more things to do! I really want to feel on top of things1 I don't it happens as a teacher! Good luck!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning


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