I'm never here!

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by becky, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. becky

    becky Enthusiast

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    I feel like a newcomer, almost! I rarely get over here anymore. I've really been trying hard to make this a successful year, a more smooth year, so I'm putting an even more huge amount of time into Jeannie's schooling. That means way less online time. It's paying off so far. As long as I continue to stay on top of prep work and such, I'll be okay. The one problem that never changes is I never have enough time to read or preview materials. I'm debating not hanging out with the other moms at all the classes, and instead doing my reading then. I do need a break, though, and it's nice talking to the other ladies. They don't seem to worry like I do, though. I want you all to know I miss you all. I'll stop in when I can.:hugs:
     
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    Still take some time to hang out with mom's. We all need that social intervention. Maybe just cut back on the time you spend with them.
     
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    Emma, 'intervention' is a good way to put it!
     
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    Becky, if I've said it once- I"ve said it a thousand times. You are a born teacher! You deserve to be getting paid for all the work you put in
     
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    But she is getting paid...not in cash but in the end result...a smart, wonderful daughter! That's better than cash any day!!!
     
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    Take care of yourself and your needs as well. Doing so will pay off in the long run because you will be a much calmer person and have clear thinking. Easier said than done. What time do you get up in the morning? What time do you go to bed? If it is dark thirty (really early) then ignore my next suggestion. Why not carving some peace and quiet time to read in the beginning or end of the day. Heck, I take my scheduler (pager) in the tub with me in the morning and plan my day. I find I get my best work after the kids go to bed and only for a short while. In other words I don't wait until then to do it but I use the time if I'm calm and ready to get ahead or look through stuff. Sometimes our minds are so busy during the day, we are less effective than we could be and it takes more time to do the same job.
     
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    This is true.... :)
     
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    Umm... let's not get hasty about the cash part!! LOL. It is very rewarding to see her with her nose in a Garfield book, and she understands the story. I'm glad for every moment that I get to see her really dig into something.

    C&G- I know for myself that I'm burned out at the end of the day. Reading anything of substance would be useless. I have to stay on top of all her subjects, including all specials except gym, and it is nentally fatiguing. I do try to get things done before she comes down, but that really gets me only 2 hours. It's funny- the teachers here were sent for training Friday, and I found myself jealous that they get that kind of help! I had to laugh at myself for feeling that way. It is a huge load, though, trying to balance everything.
     
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    Shoot, I'm having trouble keeping up with the nonstop murphy's law crisis for the past 5 months while my husband is deployed. I go NONstop and can't really be passing out advice to stop and smell the roses when I'm not doing it myself. I'm with you. I'm exhausted by the end of the day. Who am I kidding? I wake up that way. Somehow I manage to go to work and get it all done there too. It's a good thing I'm not the classroom teacher right now because I find myself making all kinds of things on the spot this year. I'm glad that I have the creativity to be able to do that, but it's not my preferred way and I can't do it for everything. Right now I would settle for a clean house and having the house free from fruit flies. The boys decided to hide plates of food in various parts of the house (they aren't supposed to leave the kitchen with them) and then forgot about them. Sigh.
     

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