Saturday, January 17, 2015

Going back to Teaching Full-Time

I haven't wrote on how I've went back to teaching school full-time this year. Of course, it's been quite the change from being a stay at home mom for the past five years, but I've learned it's a good change.

Days are not what they used to be. I don't have small babies anymore.....sighhh. 

The boys are now 5 and 4 and while that's still young, they are both in school. I prayed and prayed about when I should go back to work, and GOD really put this opportunity right in front of me. 

I always thought I would still stay home while they were in school, but it's just not meant for our family anymore. My time is up. I'm ok with that. It's part of life, and it's been a good change for us all. 

Here are a few glimpses into my day. Friday's always look like this! Getting ready for the next week of Kindergarten. I really enjoy my students and I have a small class of 10 this year. 

Once I figure out how to "blank" the faces out of my students, I will post some pictures of activities we have done and learning we have accomplished. I know I wouldn't want pictures of my own boys on the internet, unless they were being posted by me so I want to give that same safety to my student's parents. 

One thing I find strange, is that ALL kids LOVE these Yoohoo drinks. I had really never heard of them before. In Kindergarten you have snack time everyday before going home, and most kids bring these as their snack drink. I have never tasted one, and just can't bring myself to. Kevin said they are great, but only in the glass bottle. Who knew??

For Christmas, Kevin got me a new printer and laminator. I have had fun with it! Pretty dorky, I know.

Kindergarten is much more than just  letters, numbers, and teaching children to read. It's learning how to be a civilized, well mannered citizen. For some kids, this comes easy and for others, well not so much. Lots and lots of training! :) I am really enjoying it, and look forward to what GOD brings me next year. 

Let me know if you are a teacher, and any advice you have for me going back into the teaching workforce :)

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