Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer Teacher Mom vs. SAHM

Alright all you Stay at Home Moms --- how in the world do you do it????

What I mean is, how do you motivate yourself to get anything done each day when it's just soooooo easy to stay in your pajamas and watch Netflix or scan Pinterest????

Because here is me when summer hits...

and a little of this too...

So, what is your secret????

I am asking.  This girl's gotta know!  I need some help.

Here is how we are different.  This is my thought process as summer begins.  

No alarm clock to hit snooze on.  Just wait for the kids to come in and lay in bed while we watch a little Disney Jr to try to wake up together.  

Then it's time for breakfast and coffee.  It's amazing how good HOT coffee actually is!!!  I think to myself, Should I make the beds before going downstairs?  No---because I might want to climb back into bed when it's nap time.  Just pull the covers up a little.  

So we all go downstairs in our pj's.  Why would we get dressed?  There's just no answer to that question.  

Then we spend our morning hanging out.  The kids venture into the play room and I sit down to watch a morning talk show.  I've missed a lot in the last 10 months so there's so much to catch up on.  I realize I don't even know what they're talking about so I have to go online to do a little celebrity news research.  

Time for a morning snack.  Then the kids want to go outside.  I check out what I'm wearing and am thankful that my pj's can double for real clothes.  I am a big fan of that kind of summer wardrobe - yoga capris and t-shirts.  Keeps people guessing - Did she just work out or maybe on her way there?  Maybe that's just what she's wearing today.  A total mystery!

We play until it's time for lunch.  More eating of course and I actually have time to chew AND taste my food.  A thing of beauty!

So I could keep going, but I think you see what I'm talking about here.  It's just so easy to let the days slip away without doing that load of laundry or going grocery shopping or really anything at all!

The problem is - there actually are things that need to get done.  And as much as I would like to not be on a schedule in the summer, I might need one.  There's just too much freedom and I don't know what to do with myself.  

So now I'm off to search Pinterest for new blogs to follow or organizing tips that might help me.  This might take a while so I guess the laundry can wait until tomorrow.  ;)

If you have a schedule that you follow or any fun sites for me to check out - leave them in the comments below.  

Saturday, June 27, 2015

3-2-1 Teacher Bio: Weekend Warriors Link-up

So school is out (finally!!) and I can breathe. 

(that was me letting out a happy sigh, not screaming.....haha)

So I am finally able to grab a quick moment to jump back on my blog and reconnect with all of you.  I love these Weekend Warriors posts and am even more excited that we have now made it a link-up so you can join in the fun too!  

This month's theme is:

So here is a little bit about me:

The Teacher Me:
1. I have taught 4th grade for 2 years, 3rd grade for 8 years, and 1st grade for 3 years and counting.  I have taught in 4 different schools, but only in 2 different districts.  I had one year in my first school district and have been in my current district for the last 12 years.  There are 3 elementary schools in our district and I have been in each one.  This year they are closing the school I am in so I am moving, yet again, to another classroom and another school.  I like changing things up, but being pregnant and packing up a classroom just really isn't fun!  Who wants to come to my room in August and unpack boxes??? Anyone?  

2.  I love the first day of school every year, but no matter how long I've been teaching I always feel nervous like it's my first year.  I can't sleep the night before.  I have dreams of forgetting to make their nametags or get materials ready.  It definitely keeps things exciting!  

3.  I am definitely very focused on my students' learning and academics; however, my primary focus will always be to teach my students how to make good choices, have good character, and most importantly be a confident learner!  I want my students to never give up, work hard, but also become a family and find ways to be a caring friend and support one another.  

The Regular Me:
1.  If you saw this post then you know we are expecting our third child in October.  We found out a couple weeks ago that we are having our third GIRL!!!!  We are all very excited!  However, I will be accepting donations for wedding funds ;-)  

2.  I love a clean house, but I need a little motivation to really clean.  Not the day to day cleaning, but the "Heavy Duty Weekend Cleaning".  My kids and I turn on Pandora and dance around while we are cleaning.  They don't last as long with the cleaning as I would like, but we still have a good time.  

So now you know a little more about me, but I would LOVE to learn a little more about you.  If you are a blogger, link up below and grab these slides to create your post.  If you don't have a blog, leave your 3-2-1 in the comments below.  

Happy Summer to you all!!!