Browsing Archive: March, 2012

What.A.Day... and new product!

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Tuesday, March 20, 2012,
Firstly, let me say that I blog for my sanity. It isn't so much about sharing my ideas and methods about teaching, as sharing how I feel and think about teaching. Sure, I can show you all the things I enjoy making and doing in our little room, but what I really love about blogging is the freedom to say how I feel. So, if you're looking for a blog that will give you tons of ideas to use in your classroom, look elsewhere. BUT if you want to feel like there's a person who knows what you're going...
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FREEBIE! (for now)

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Saturday, March 10, 2012,
Remember how I said I got TONS of cleaning and organizing done while Student Teacher was here? Well, in the midst of all that cleaning I found a set of one of my all time favorite things: dominoes. I love dominoes! I have seen so many math games people have created to use them in their classrooms and, earlier this year I had ordered some with some of the monies we get from the school... well, much to my dismay, they never came. Nope. Lost? Weren't actually ordered? I have no clue, but come th...
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Who are you and what have you done with my kids?

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Thursday, March 8, 2012,
Seriously, I thought it would never come. I figured I would just be riding this year out as a glorified babysitter. And then, 18 lightbulbs began to flicker, ever so slightly, and in a flash of light came on at once. Here it is MARCH and I have finally began to feel an overwhelming sense of pride, joy, and love for my 18 babies. I loved them back in August... because I had to. Now, I want to. I look at them and I smile. Instead of wanting to smack them, I want to squeeze them. Instead of want...
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Student teacher's last day and a new mini book

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Saturday, March 3, 2012,
Well, sweet student teacher is gone. We sent her out with a bang, though. She was't going to leave without a 'jar full of smiles,' a framed and matted picture of our babies that we all signed, a tribute video, a sweet card, and a surprise party consisting of party hats, oreos, pringles, peeps, and grape kool-aid. It was a perfect day for a wonderful addition to the teaching profession. I wish her the very best!

So, this morning after the weekly sweeping, mopping, and decluttering session, I s...
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About Me

Amateur Extraordinaire I was born to a farmer and a farmer's daughter. I, however, was just a tiny little thing when my parents had to move from their farm. All my life I heard stories of "the farm" and the life they had there. From a young age, I knew I would have my own one day. While it is far from the farm my daddy had, my Mister and I bought our first place in August of 2011. Sitting on six acres is a homestead we're making into our own slice of heaven on earth. Follow along as we stake our claim on this piece of earth the LORD has entrusted to us.
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