Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas...in July

Hello all!
    So yesterday I could have officially gone back to school and get my keys back and see what has been going on.  I'm putting it off since I know that once I do, I will want/feel the need to be there every day and therefore, bye-bye summer.  Anyway, something interesting happened yesterday.  My wonderful boyfriend's fabulous step-brother called me up to get a ton of his extra teaching supplies.  The worst part of it though was that he is officially not going to teach anymore.  He went to grad school an interned at a local urban Middle School...and was hired immediately for the next two school years.  Budget cuts threatened his position so he found a new job teaching at a very wealthy high school nearby.  The budget there cut him again.  This past year he worked at another very suburban and highly-regarded high school...and found the budget cuts there forced 3 English teachers out...and he was one of them.  He is now going back to school for EMT training, and it breaks my heart.  He was a phenomenal teacher and always made me want to do my job even better.  He is pushing through and doing well, but I can't help but wish he still taught.  Anyway, I received a collection of items that I am trying to sort though so I can re-claim my living room.

Assorted things, including 7 CD players

TONS of lined paper packs and folders

A bunch of teaching books as well as some
"How to Play the Banjo" books for my boyfriend...and he doesn't even own
a banjo...lol

These I purchased yesterday!  I love the idea of lanterns hanging
in a classroom.  I have this little nook in my room where I am going
to hang these three.  The best part is that they were so inexpensive!!
99 cents each for the small ones and 1.49 for the larger one! I went to
another craft store later in the day and they wanted so much more!!!

Soooo my classroom still awaits.  It's a cloudy day here in NY.  I am going to pick up and maybe get some scrapbook things together.  I'm feeling crafty! :)

Much Love!
Ms. D


Jordon, The Messy One said...

I'm so jealous that you have your keys!!! We can't get back into the school until August 1. Enjoy!

Mrs. Crouse said...

Hey there!!

I was wondering if you could help me out! I am having a discussion about your TOP 5 favorite books for middle schoolers! Come join me!

Mrs. Crouse @ {6th Grade} All-Stars

Kim said...

Hi BlogFriend:

I am just stopping by to say HI and to wish you a wonderful new school year...

Finding JOY in 6th Grade

Mrs. Crouse said...

Hey there!

I hope you can join me in my "Preparing for School" linky party @ {6th Grade} All-Stars

Mrs. Crouse :)

Kate said...

So sad about your boyfriend's step brother! That is so discouraging. I hope he is happy in his new career!
☼ Kate
To The Square Inch