Monday, July 7

Monday Meet Up with Goals

Today I have to turn my computer in for updating. Seriously gigantic sad face! It will be gone for 2 weeks. So, before it goes, I'm participating in 2 parties this morning.

Jess at I {heart} Recess is hosting a 2014-15 Back to School Goals party. 

I'm not a morning person, so being ready to go by 7 a.m. will be tough. I couple years ago, my husband and I closed on and bought our first house. Around that same time my car died, never to be revived. Because we couldn't take any hits on our credit (or it could potentially mess up the house closing) we opted to share my husband's car. In order to make it work, I was ready to go by 7 everyday that year, so I know I can do it.

After this summer, I will have taken all the introductory grad classes to my masters program, which means I can't take anymore until I officially go through the lengthy application process. Hopefully, I will complete it this fall so I'll be ready to take another class in the spring.

I chose that motto because, despite all the standards to teach and all the tests to administer, I want to remember that, ultimately, I want these kids to have positive influences in their life that really encourage them.

The Teaching Tribune is having another Monday Meet Up
I've really enjoyed getting to know other bloggers each Monday.

I remember, growing up, there was a name that I was convinced I would be called if my parents hadn't settled on Sarah. I think it was Katie. So anytime I would play and pretend with my friends, that would be my name, and I even gave a doll that name.

Isn't it sad that sometimes it's those tough students that stick out more than the ones who always did the right thing and were the sweetest things? That's true for me anyway. I will never forget that student or the parents. Thankfully, they had sort of made a name for themselves in the complaint department, so any call to the principal or the superintendent was taken as a grain of salt.

Yes, I am the youngest... and the only girl. I know what you're thinking... spoiled!

Have a great week! 
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  1. Hey Mrs. Jones! I'm a new follower of yours from Oregon. I admire you getting your Master's degree. It's a long road but what you learn will no doubt make you an even more amazing teacher than you seem already. :) I just retired from 34 years in grades 4-8 (mostly 4th & middle school math) and am excited to have time to spend time connecting with teachers. If it's okay with you, I'd like to add your blog on my Great Blogs by Grade Level page. Happy summer and sorry you're without your computer for 2 weeks!
    Mrs. Renz Class

  2. I loved reading your goals. I'm inspired to write some of my own. Have a great day!

  3. Hi, I love your blog! I was hoping you might hop over to my blog and enter my giveaway! Thanks!!
    Teacher’s Lounge

  4. I suppose you'll be reading this in 2 weeks, but I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE Peggy O'Mara's quote!!! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Great goals! Good luck on getting started on your masters. Thanks for linking up!

    I {Heart} Recess


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