OMG! Already over 180 bloggers! It's really something that EVERYONE in the educational blogging community comes together at the beginning of every month to Farley. It's a nice window into everyone's blogging home life.
Can I tell you something? It's HOT OUTSIDE! The entire Southwest is in a pretty ugly heatwave right now. It was about 107 today? We had to go and visit Mr. Life in Middle school's younger sis at her volleyball carwash. HOT HOT HOT! I was dying as we waited. It's like, Love ya sis, but wash that car faster!
Next, I'll fill all of you in on my bitterness/anxiety. Usually, I love the summer because it's this pure planning time. You get to plan on a new year and it doesn't matter if your last year was great or awful, but you get a fresh slate. This year, I've started to plan and I end up just pushing it all away because I start to get upset (already) about next year's staffing.
At my school, for the past four years, we have always reduced our staff by at least one person. I've either barely scraped by or like in 2010, transferred to a different school. I'm back on the bottom again unless we have an opening filled by someone that has less seniority then me.
So, I'm getting bitter over the whole thing - why should I plan, I'm going to do all this work for nothing, I'm just going to have to pack up all my stuff again...
My wish/hope/prayer for this year - scrape by again, I guess. I know that I have to rock my plans regardless of the bitterness lurking in my heart because I have to re-prove to my principal that I can teach Language Arts.
Am I being silly over the whole thing?
And finally, my TpT tip is... if you make something for your class - you should put it on TpT. Why not? It's also a nice place to keep all your resources - there's nothing to lose.