I am joining the TTT linky party today, as I take a few minutes to 'relax' from all the mClass assessments I have been doing all day long: 10 down, 11 to go.
I teach: My kiddos are incredibly independent right now. I am so in love. Really. They could run the classroom and make me very proud. Why do I have to send them to third grade? This always happens to me, but I am certainly not in love with the idea of looping. I like to get a fresh bunch every year.
I have: I guess I have failed. It does not matter how hard I try, how many things I implement, how many different strategies I teach, how many e-mails I reply to.... I will forever continue to receive hate e-mails from people who think I do not do enough for their child. My heart aches, because (I swear) I work as hard as I can, and it is still not enough :( I wish some people could walk in my shoes for a day. Just one day :) I go to bed knowing that I have given it my all and that no matter what happens I can be proud of how hard I have tried. That is all I can do.
I watch: While I 'work', I like to watch TV. Anything with a lawyer will do for me :) My hubby says I should to go law school, apparently, I like to argue and get my way. I would love the nice paycheck, and the suits, and hot lawyers around me, but I think the teaching thing is my thing :)
I listen: When I feel depressed or tired, I get into the car and listen to happy, loud music (like really loud!). I have a collection of happy songs that always make me feel better. I sing as loud as I can and ignore those who are probably watching me and dying laughing. I like to pretend I am auditioning for a Broadway show. I know Ricky Martin will find me one day and hire me as a backup singer. I also like to listen to loud music and wake up the neighbors when I clean the house. Nothing like dancing with the broom.
I read: Honestly, the last book I read for pleasure was Highest Duty by Captain Sully, you know, the pilot. I find huge pleasure in reading teacher books, Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire, Teaching Like a Pirate, The Book Whisperer... were the last three books I remember reading.
I do a ton of blog reading everyday. Sometimes I skim, sometimes I read and comment :) Reading blogs has to count to my daily reading, right?
I do: I am honestly not a social person. I do enjoy socializing when I am invited to fun events, but I truly enjoy solitude. I do have a handful of true friends and I am thankful that they love me for who I am :) I have never been popular, but those who call me friends know that I am there no matter what...forever!
Happy Monday to you!