Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
- [23 Aug] #SundayPost: August 23rd
- [24 Aug] The Reality of Everything by Rebecca Yarros ★★★★
- [25 Aug] Questions I would ask my favorite authors #TopTenTuesday
- [28 Aug] #FreebieFriday: August 28th
- A Haunting on Palm Court by Stephanie Edwards
- When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Work went well this week. We have gotten into a grove with things, which is great! I had to reprimand a couple kids this week and I HATE that. I have such a hard time with kids being upset with me. Middle schoolers are always emotional, so having them say they don’t like me any more happens sometimes, but I always take it personally. This has always been my biggest challenge as a teacher. I keep hoping that one day I will be stronger in this area, but its been 13 years of teaching and it still hurts. Sigh.
Saturday we got a dishwasher from my parents and I am elated!! Ours broke 3 weeks ago and we really didn’t have $500 to spend on a new one. My parents redid their kitchen about a year ago and they took out their appliances and still had the dishwasher. It’s getting a workout now trying to catch up on the dishes I haven’t hand-washed.
Friday I fell asleep at 5:30 pm and didn’t wake up until 9:30 Saturday morning. My allergies are really killing me lately. I’m trying to find a new time to get in a workout. I refuse to get up earlier than 5:00 am. It’s just too early. But, by the time I get home from work, I’m exhausted and never work out. As such, I’ve gained a few pounds. So, I have to figure out something.
Finally, I want to share my TPT classroom fund. I hate asking for money from people, but since this is the first time I have ever taught 7th grade ELA and SS, I don’t have a big lesson bank to pull from. Its kind of like being a new teacher again (exhausting!). So, if you can (I know money is so tight for every0one) or you know anyone who likes to donate to educational pursuits, feel free to donate or share: TPT Class Fund for Samantha Carpenter
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!