Saturday, September 5, 2015

September Currently!

Hello All!! As you can see, I still haven't been able to fix that damned title up at the top! If anyone can assist me, that would be greaaaaaaat. Anywho, I am already two weeks into my 5 year of teaching in the District of Columbia! This year has already been a little crazy. I was scheduled to teaching two AP Language classes and 2 US History classes. After the first day, my Assistant Principal called me and asked if I could drop one of my AP classes and teach a freshman English course. I would still have my 3 planning periods but I would have 3 preps. Understanding that I really didn't have a choice in the matter, I said fine. This on top of starting two very tough graduate courses, needless to say, I am overwhelmed. I felt almost paralyzed this past week and was unable to accomplish many tasks. I finally got some much needed rest and cuddle time with Sophie and my bf and I am finally feeling somewhat better. On top this, PBS finally uploaded my video! I was approached back in November to participate in the remastering of Ken Burns' Civil War documentary and how I utilize it in my classroom. The final product was uploaded this week to the education site and I have it here!

Check it out and let me know what you think??? Now, without further ado...September Currently! 

1. I don't have the TV on for once so I am just listening to Sophie poke around, little cute porker.

2. I love everything pumpkin scented so when Chris picked up this pumpkin roll candle from Safeway, I was about that life.

3. I accidentally left my backpack in the car and Chris drove to work this I won't be able to do any reading until he gets back at 4:30 

4. Summer blows, I hate the humidity and heat. I am ready for some refreshing, crisp air! 

5. I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy over the summer and placed on a lactose-free diet. You can tell something was up with me in the PBS video, I look like I am ready to pop. Since being on the diet since July, I have lost 17 pounds just through diet alone! 

6. I need to start working out to keep the weight loss going, 4x a week for 45 minutes is perfect. I always seem to fall behind in my grad readings and I cannot do that with these classes this year! Lastly, I need to enjoy what God has given me. I am not that religious anymore, but I know that He has a plan for me because I have seen the doors and opportunities that have been presented and it is only going to get better once I finish my degree.

That's all for now! Go link up with Farley! 


  1. Is Sophie a puppy? We got a puppy this summer. She's always into everything!

    Fervent First Grade Frenzy

    1. She just turned 2, so not exactly a puppy but not exactly a mature dog either! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Good luck on your readings and exercise :)

  3. I love all things PUMPKIN too, and am ready for pie, lattes, cookies, and candles of that variety! The one your BF bought you sounds heavenly! I remember my grad school days. My cohort met every Tuesday night and and I was always reading furiously on Sundays and Mondays trying to prep for class (and be ready to teach the next day)! Persevere and stick with it! You can do it!
    Warm Regards,
    Stories and Songs in Second

  4. Your PBS video was excellent! What a great way to showcase good things happening in classrooms with good materials!

    Hang in there! It doesn't feel like it now, but some day, you will look back on this time with fondness, crazy as it is.

    1. Thank you for watching the video, Marion! This weekend is doing wonders for me, so I don't feel as stressed.