Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back to work...

Where did the summer go? I look back on the summer and the beginning feels like a hazy blur that happened years ago... but I still feel like there is no way this summer should be over.  Two weeks from now I will be getting ready to start my second day of school!
Yesterday I went back to my classroom, which was completely in boxes to prepare.
A lot of it is still in boxes... so I am trying not to get overwhelmed.  You see, there is a funny pressure this year, that I like to call pintrest pressure.  
This picture is my pinrest pressure... I want my class to be as cute as this pic from the two sisters blog.
I mean for me as a teacher, I see so many cute pictures on pintrest and think two things:
1. When do the teachers have time to be that cute?
2.  When do teachers have time in class to do such fun things?
As a teacher these days, I feel like I work at a break-necking pace... there is no extra time.  I don't remember school being like that when I was a kid, but it is the system we have to work with now.  
I think the key is that I have to let go of the whole appearances thing.  In whatever I do we want to look like we have it together.  I want to look like the best.  I want the cutest most organized class in the school.  I forget what is more important than appearances.  It is more important that I show these kiddos love and teach them.  So that is my prayer today... that while I need to get things done, I will focus on the important impact of my job:)!
Linking up with Bits of Splendor :)
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for writing this. I've been trying to decorate our apartment and was feeling so much pressure. But I couldn't put it into words and you did! I feel so much better now! Thank you Stasia!

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  2. Yes! I feel the same way too :) I just went back last week to start organizing my classroom... which it's a big improvement organization wise from last year, but still not as cute...

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