#SundayPost: Summer Vacation is so close…

Posted May 20, 2018 in Roundup Tags:

Sunday Post

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!

What I Reviewed:

What’s Coming Up:

  • Fighting for Everything by Laura Kaye
  • Hot Asset by Lauren Layne
  • Fast Fury by Kaylea Cross
  • What are You Afraid Of by Alexandra Ivy
  • #RideOrDie: My favorite bikers and 2 #Giveaways!

This Week’s New Releases:

What I Found Online:

This Week’s Book Haul:


Purchased on Sale because so many people loved it:

ARCs thanks to the publishers:

Audio ARCs thanks to Tantor Media:

Also, this week I got the following paperbacks in the mail from publishers!

Non-Bookish News:

Oh why isn’t it June 1st yet? The students are going to be the death of me! Friday was the last day for seniors and keeping everyone on task and in line was a real battle! We still have all next week with the underclassmen, then exams! I will be clawing my way to June. I should wear a warning sign or something. “Not willing or able to suffer the fools. Use your better judgment”.  We have been working hard on schedules and plans for next year-we have to meet with elementary schools and teachers to ensure a smooth transition for the students on IEPs. As a team, we decided that instead of dividing the students on IEPs by grade level, we will work with departments. For example, this year, I have only Juniors and Seniors. Next year, I will have all the kids, in all grade levels, who have math goals. I will spend my day in only math classes (from Algebra I through Pre-Calc) and also support any student taking higher level science (Chemistry/Physics). My math skills have been the joke of my family and friends for YEARS so the irony of me being the best on in our department to take on math is not lost on anyone. But, in addition to being a licensed special education teacher, I am also a licensed Science teacher, ESL teacher, Social Studies teacher, and Reading teacher. I’m the most qualified to do it and I’m actually really looking forward to it.

I’m gathering up the stuff I need for Jamaica too! We have meetings this week with the kids, the Father who runs the mission, and lots of planning and organizing to do. I’m excited! I’m sure I will start freaking out once work isn’t so busy. I struggle with OCD and leaving my house, husband, and dogs is not easy for me. My husband knows he has to send daily proof of life pictures or I will have massive panic attacks. I’m proud of myself for not letting this stop me from going, but it is certainly NOT easy.

I’m so lucky to have some great teammates at work. I had a rough week and both of them were supportive, kind, and provided me with some great advice. I don’t know what I would do with good teammates! My entire teaching career has been blessed with great people and I know I’m fortunate.

This fall I will have a student teacher! Yay! I love working with student teachers and this girl is GREAT! She shadowed me last year when she was considering switching her major and now she is going to be a special education teacher!! Also, she is a graduate of the high school I work in. I can’t wait!

Okay, that is pretty much all that happened this week. Sorry it was all about work! Hopefully soon I will have something more interesting to share 🙂

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!

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11 responses to “#SundayPost: Summer Vacation is so close…

  1. My kids still have a month left of school and my son has an extended school year.
    Congrats on that stuff, lol. I stink at math!
    I am sorry I laughed about pictures to show life. I just told out pet sitter that If she wanted to send me pictures I wouldn’t be against it. lol Just so I know they are ok and until I can get a camera to keep an eye on them when we are away.

    I hope you have a great week, Samantha. Happy Reading!
    now I need to go check out those books you have listed! 🙂

  2. Hi Sam! Sorry I haven’t been around lately! It sounds like it’s that time of the year when you are just overwhelmed with all the work. On the plus side, Jamaica is right there, so that’s an awesome thing to look forward to! Best of luck with the rest of the term. You can do it.
    OMG! You would LOVE the Roni Loren. I really hope you do!
    Happy reading and take care!

  3. June is sooo close! I hope you survive the remaining days of May, lol! Glad to hear you have wonderful teammates to help and a husband willing to send photos of your fur babies! Hang in there and have a great week, Samantha! 🙂

  4. It sounds like the kids have been keeping you busy. I could never be a teacher. I’d lose my mind. I understand about the proof of life photos. I have a hard time leaving my dog at the groomer for the day. I’m always tempted to call a thousand times and ask if she’s done yet. Have a good week!

  5. Seniors’ last day was this past week too and they left notes all over the school to go to the office to pick up their prize, as senior prank. So the office was of course inundated with students showing up for their prizes- and the office staff didn’t know about it (the principal did sign off but didn’t tell the rest of the staff). I guess that was pretty fun. 🙂 Maybe.

    OCD is tough and taking a big trip or other endeavour can be super stressful, so good for you and good luck! I’m sure it”ll go great. Have a super week Samantha!

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  6. Switching from grade level to department sounds like it might make things a little easier? That’s great you have some great teammates at work! I hope your Jamaica trip goes well <3 Good luck getting through the last week of school!

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