Happy Friday, y'all. This week's been a doozie down here in Texas. You know, when it rains it pours. But my momma always said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." So here's five nice things for this week. (Y'all I had to try hard.)
At a PD last summer, we shared about our "special child." The child that is the reason you teach. The one you will never forget. The child that makes you a stronger teacher and challenges you to think creatively to reach him/her. I shared about my son at that time because he was the one still at that school, but really I have five.
This was from last year and they have all grown about a foot in height. But each one is so unique and special. Each has amazing strengths, their own, individual challenges, and a creative side that can leave me speechless. For instance, I walked into the boys' bedroom to find this yesterday:
Anyway, I've prepped as much as I can really. I've ordered business cards, a phone case, buttons, and t-shirts, printed my session handouts, organized a binder complete with handouts and itinerary, and booked everything. The countdown is on.
I hope with this trip, I will come back with some valuable to take my teaching and my TpT store to the next level, as well as make some lasting friendships. Whoever said teachers are lucky to have summers off never lived with a teacher. I have read, blogged, organized, and worked worked on PD and products all summer so far. And I am so excited to continue that learning in Vegas.
Are you going? What are you working on this summer? Have you had any lightbulb moments while reflecting his summer? Let me know in the comments below.
Check out Doodle Bugs Teaching to see what everyone has going on this week and stay tuned for tomorrow's Spotlight Saturday!.