Thank you all for the sweet comments from last week.....ya know, glum me....the one who debated continuing taking this journey. Well, I'm here-and I want to thank my Facebook fans for that. I had a giveaway on my Facebook page over the weekend, and I think that helped pull me back out of my slump a bit. So thank you for helping me enjoy what I do, just a little bit more! :)
There are many new bloggers coming into the blogging world. I offered Tutorials on how to use powerpoint, and Google Docs with images, but now I want to discuss the numbers...maybe perhaps this will help those of you just starting out in the blogging world.
You will hear about people having Giveaways for reaching a given number, or maybe you hear about the number of followers that people have....DON'T stress about numbers. The blogging world isn't and shouldn't be a popularity contest. Yes, people get very excited about seeing their numbers go up, and they should, but don't go and compare yourself. Enjoy what you do, and share. In the end, you will be that much happier.
The same goes for me. My mom had this motto in life...I'm sure you've heard it. Cheap, Fast and Easy... HAHA! She was generally referring to suppers (we grilled a lot at home because it was cheap, fast and easy clean up). The same is said for my classroom--to heck with those fancy dancy classrooms LOL. Yes, they are SOO cute. I am SOO envious of those who can maintain it. Here's the thing:
**This teacher----she isn't rich. I know right? We all know how overpaid we are!! :)
I spend a lot in my classroom buying school supplies, as many of the families don't provide for their children. I also like to buy books. I like having a variety of resources for my students to read.
But, it hit me a couple years ago. Every $1 I spend, takes away from my OWN kids. So what do you do? I feel so torn.
Also, I have decorated my room...only to have it torn up....more than one time. I'm a theme girl.....love themes.....my room looks awesome for the first day, but by the end of that first week....EGADS!! So there goes a lot of my invested time...time taken away from my family (Actually not completely because I DRAG them with me--they love that)
So there you have it peeps....me, keeping it real. So when I offer up the suggestion of Ziplock baggies and plastic sleeve protectors for storage ideas....it's because it's cheap, fast, and easy. It's not just a suggestion....it's what I REALLY do.
You can click the image above to see my blog post that mentions how I use baggies, and sheet protectors, and store.
I'm not a fancy gal, rather plain actually, but I do love my job, my kiddos, and blogging/sharing/creating. Speaking of which---I can NOT WAIT to use the things I've made this summer with my kiddos.
This one is the most recent created.
I LOVE using picture books for the first week or two of school. They are so great with establishing rules, procedures, and just having fun. This pack also has a few templates for your students to make story souvenirs (or hall displays).
Do you remember these that I posted the other day?
( Miss Nelson is Missing), Rabbit (You're Finally Here) and Scaredy Squirrel (Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend). LOL---let's just say they are "an added bonus" but my class will enjoy making them!
There ya go peeps!! Thanks for listening to me ramble, and putting up with me all these months. On a positive note, I made a new cupcake last night!! It was HEAVENLY!!!
Lemon Cream, with a Lemon Glaze Topped with a Cream Cheese Buttercream YUMMY!