Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Some News

Hi blogging friends! I haven't posted much lately, but I'm hoping that changes. These past few weeks have been really busy and I haven't been very motivated to craft. In addition to this, I have had a bit of a job change....
Let me explain. I am a first year teacher and I began the year teaching ISS. For those of you who are familiar with this, it stands for In-School Suspension. I basically have been running a classroom where students come to as a consequence for breaking rules. ISS is a place that students don't want to go to because I make them work. It's not fun for them, I am very strict and they don't get very many privileges. I know I do my job well, because the students dread ISS, but its not the place for me. I became a teacher so I could enrich students' lives and be a positive influence on them. In ISS, I have helped and taught many students, but I haven't had the opportunity to have fun with my students simply because ISS is not the setting for that.
Well..... anyway, an opportunity presented itself as there was an opening teaching math and reading. The job is in my building and right down the hall. The position was for next year, so I applied to be transferred. My principal called me in last week to tell me that the job was mine! I was excited and then he asked if I would like to start TOMORROW!! I was blindsided to say the least. I accepted the position and spent all of last week trying to transition into my new classroom. Last week was super busy for me and I was really overwhelmed. This week is Spring Break, which I had originally planned to craft the whole time. I'll be spending this week reorganizing my new classroom and getting lesson plans ready before state assessments.
I'm really happy about this change, but overwhelmed by it all. I know my life is about to be busier, but I'm going to try to keep my blogging and crafting up. Crafting is one of my stress relievers, so I have a feeling I will be crafting a lot :)
I have lots of half-finished projects and hope to be sharing them with you soon. I probably won't get much posted until April rolls around. Please stick around and I'll get back to blogging more regularly.
Thanks for reading! I really do appreciate all my followers along with your inspiring and kind comments.


  1. Good luck and I hope the change is for the better!!

  2. Congrats Michelle!! I'm sure you'll be great at your new position!!

  3. Congratulations and good luck!!


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