Browsing Archive: April, 2012

Fitness Friday: Strength in numbers

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Saturday, April 28, 2012,
Call it cliche, but there truly is strength in numbers. The more people joining a cause the more change they can make. I've mentioned before that our school does a "Biggest Loser" contest. It was to last until the week before Spring Break. Now that Spring Break has come and gone, several of those "losers" ease back into their pre-loser lifestyles. But when you have people to hold you accountable for what you do and what you put in your mouth, it's easier to stick to the goals you make.

My tea...
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See!? I told you it was going to be great!

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Friday, April 27, 2012,
Shhh... don't tell, but I'm supposed to be trying to conquer this mound of papers. Ugh, I haven't gotten this far behind in grading since, since, since... yeah, you get my point. A goal I have been succeeding at this year was staying on top of grades. Not this week. Not this girl. Nope. I mean, I haven't even rolled out of bed before 6:05 in two weeks. And, if you know me, that is L-A-T-E. However, that is what the last three weeks of school does to you. It makes you do things you wouldn't no...
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Fitness Friday

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Friday, April 20, 2012,
So, I'm thinking for motivation on days I don't feel like blogging, I'll make a goal to have at least one themed day a week. I'm going to start this goal with a Fitness Friday. Our school does a Biggest Loser competition and ours just ended the week before Spring Break. I don't know why I joined, exactly. I am 5' 1" and weigh a whopping 130 lbs. short and stocky to say the least. I have never been an athletic person, but I have loved playing sports all my life... it's just with a 5' 1" frame,...
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Lord, help us

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Wednesday, April 18, 2012,
I know I'm not the only teacher going to bed at 8 o'clock tonight. It just isn't possible. If you had a day like mine, then you are counting down the minutes to the most reasonable, unembarrass-ing time to hit the sack. Truth is, I AM EXHAUSTED. Like, can't hold my head up exhausted, have a headache exhausted, somebody asked me to attend an after school meeting in their stead and I wanted to cry right then and there exhausted, or the next kid that touches me is going to get a black eye exhaus...
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Draw then write... then watch the teacher pull her hair out

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Tuesday, April 17, 2012,
No, not really... although it is quite tempting at times after reading your little sweeties' rough drafts and thinking to yourself, "Seriously? You are in second grade and you use the word "good" in every flippin' sentence? You are eight for crying out loud! Where's your imagination?!" Oi. And now that the end of school is almost out getting them to write anything besides their name is a miraculous event in and of itself.
To make this easier on all of us, I pulled out an old book I "inherited...
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Springy Things

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Wednesday, April 4, 2012,
I am on Spring Break this week. And instead of going on about how it makes me feel to be on Spring Break, please, let's just take a moment of silence to reflect on how it makes us all feel. Ready? Ok... ... ... ... ... Are you smiling, too?
I will, however, talk about all the stuff I am getting done over Spring Break. Most of which is yard work. Monday, I did yard work. Tuesday, I did yard work. And today? You guessed it! Yard work. It's a good thing I like ____ _____. I've also been enjoying...
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