Monday, April 8, 2013

The One With The Small Group & A Party

State testing began today for my students.  It's going to be a long week.  Something I may never understand as a teacher is how administering a test can be so much more exhausting than teaching all day.   I came home absolutely exhausted today.  It's a good thing I don't have any lessons to plan for this week.

I'm testing a small group for the first time this year.  I'm reading the test for the first time this year.  We tested 1.5 hours longer than the other students today.  It made for a long morning.  But watching those sweet kids working so hard makes it all worth it.  

This test is what we work for all year.  Though I don't consider myself to be a teacher who solely teaches to the test, I do stress its importance to my students.  They know that this week is a pretty big deal.  

I've started taking things down in my room.  Normally I would just cover them up, but since this is my last year in this particular classroom I decided to just take it down.  It makes me sad.  I could only take down so much before my heart began to hurt. 

With that being said, I'm ready for the end of the school year.  I love my students, my coworkers, and my school.  They are my second family.  HG is my home away from home.

But as the saying goes, home is where your heart is.  and right now my heart lives in a different town.   I'm more than ready to live with my husband and our sweet furbabies again.  I'm ready to meet my new coworkers and start making QES my home.  

And there you go.  That's my whining for the day.  

Okay fellow teachers, can I be completely honest with you for a moment.  Eeh, I always try to be honest with you...even when it means sharing that a lab was an absolute flop.  

I shared with you a few post ago about a party I'm having just for us.  Obviously I really believe in the product.  That's why I'm an independent consultant.  I'm slowly adding to the organization of my classroom with Thirty-One products.  

I love how this teacher uses large utility totes to organizer her supplies. 

The Fold N' File is also a great way to help you get organized. 

If you haven't joined the party yet and started shopping, it's not to late.  You can check out our catalog here.

Of course don't forget about all the awesome giveaways I've got going.  These giveaways are just for you as a way to help some of you earn some more free products. 

One of you will earn hostess rights for this party.  That means you have the opportunity to earn FREE products, Hostess Exclusives Items, and 1/2 Price Items!

One of you will win FREE personalization on any one item.

One of you will win 10% of your order.

When you place an order online, you will automatically be entered to win one of three great offers.

It doesn't even stop there.  If you blog about our party and invite others to join the fun, you will be entered to win FREE personalization on any TWO items!  Be sure to leave me a comment with a link to your blog post.

I'm working on reaching a personal goal and moving forward in this business.  It would mean the world to me if you would join our party and do a little shopping.    And there's the honest truth.

I'm hoping you can help me reach my goal and I can help you with these giveaways.  

What do you say?  Team Work! 


  1. We started testing today as well, and I will agree that it is exhausting. Partially, I think, because it's SO boring to sit there for four hours each day doing nothing but watch them test. I wish I could read a book or lesson plan or SOMETHING, but all of that is prohibited. Honestly, I think a small group would be more fun because at least I'd have a purpose! ha!

  2. I know exactly how you feel about taking down the signage in your room. It is a very hard thing to do, even when you know that you are moving on to a new start. I can't remember the movie this comes from, I believe it is Hope Floats...... "Beginnings are always scary, endings are usually sad but it is what is in the middle that counts most. Try and remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up...."

    Teaching Texas Teens