I Heart My Friends!!

Wow, things have been crazzzzy for the past few weeks.  Learning a new curriculum, setting up my room, meeting my new assistant principal, meeting my new class, meeting new parents, trying to figure out my new schedule, assessing students, checking emails, doing paperwork, WHEW. . . the year has really started with a bang.   

Right now I have 10 first graders and 8 kindergarten students.  I must say, knock on wood, it is going pretty great so far.  I feel like I am finally starting to get in the swing of things with my new class.  Teaching two curriculums will be a challenge but I feel a lot more confident about it now than I did a few weeks ago during pre-planning.  
I HAVE to say a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE thank you to my friends!!!!  They have REALLY been there for me supporting, encouraging and helping me through this transition.  I am soooo incredibly lucky to have surrounded myself with such smart, generous and sharing women.  I know how crazy things are for everyone at the beginning of the year and for them to take the time to be there for me just absolutely blows my mind.  Over the past few weeks I have come to realize how truly blessed I am.   I hope that everyone gets the chance to have such wonderful friends in their lives.
One of the best tips that my friend Susie said to me this week is to "just breathe".  As you are starting up the year and you are surrounded by the chaos of life, remember to take a moment and breathe. 
SHINE on everyone!   


  1. I love that Oprah quote! I'm so happy to hear your year is starting off pretty well. Good luck with your little ones!
    First Grade Found Me

  2. I love that quote...best of luck this year!!

    The Learning Tree

  3. Breathing is always great advice. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. I love the quote. Your friend was right. When all else fails, step back and just breathe.


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