Well, my 6th year of teaching is officially under way. I am teaching first grade again and am lucky to only have 19 students at the moment. With Texas budget cuts, $4 billion was taken from education (Thank you Governor Perry) and therefore, many classrooms have 24-27 students at the moment. This first week has gone pretty smoothly. I have 9 girls and 10 boys and lots of varying personalities. It's going to be a fun (in a good way) year!
With back to school comes extreme exhaustion. I spent 2 weeks preparing my classroom and plans. When I got home, I was physically exhausted. Add in 3 nights of softball for Anthony in 105 degree heat and I was done! Then, this week, I have become mentally exhausted. I spend so much time during the day talking, making decisions, teaching, singing and comforting that when I get home, I just want to sit and be silent. Unfortunately, no one seems to get that and I have worried quite a few family members.
Since I've been so exhausted, I still have to get around to posting about our vacation. I'm actually looking forward to reliving it. How I'd love to be sitting on a beach where it was only 85 or 90 degrees!
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