Counting My Blessings

Remember back in college when everyone advised "When you get your classroom, stay out of the teacher's lounge!"? Well, in today's world that should also read "Stay off of Facebook." School hasn't even started and already there are several rumours and ill feelings making the rounds. I was looking forward to school sooo much and then I got sucked into all the drama and I realized this morning that it was already coloring how I'm looking at this new year. So, tonight I am going to try to recapture my enthusiasm for the new school year by listing my blessings!

1. Lamination! Not only do we have new rolls of lamination, we also have an extra laminator! Last year our lamination ran out by January, so having an extra laminator, complete with rolls, is a BIG blessing!

2. Butcher paper! We have 2 extra racks of butcher paper in every color of the rainbow. As with the laminator, they came with our new principal. Her old school was closed this year, so she got to bring a lot of things over when she moved to our school!

3. New secretary! I haven't even met her yet, but already I am loving her. They are cutting a new window in the office wall this week, so that the office is more open. No more locked doors and inaccessible secretary!

4. Space! I found out that I can move my computer away from the front of the classroom - the last secretary just didn't want to be bothered with the forms! This will free up so much space, plus before my computer blocked the a/c vent and one of the few bulletin boards in my classroom. I'm moving it to the back of the room, apparently the paperwork to get the internet cable moved is super easy lol!

5. Time! Since all of my kids are in school now, not only do I not have to pay for daycare, I don't have to rush 1/2 way across town to drop off or pick up my youngest!

Okay, I'm feeling better now - will definitely be even better when I can get into my classroom next week and can get some of this stuff out of my living room! Oh, and I found a few deals at Ross today. I stopped in to see if they had any blouses for our new dress code, and not only did I pick up 3 very nice tops, I also got these:

Ross Deals

Melissa & Doug Magnetic wooden alphabet - usually $12, at Ross for $7!

Gorgeous ladybug coffee cup, humongo-sized for only $3

Coat rack for my friend's Beachy classroom for only $4!
What are you thankful for this year?

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Busy Bees said... Reply to comment

Just found your blog and became your newest follower!! Looks like you got some great deals!! Good luck getting your room ready.

Mrs. Mikos said... Reply to comment

I am thankful for; air conditioning, my sweet dog, wonderful blogs I found, my amazing husband, my glue gun, & my job!

I know how you feel trying to stay positive. Sometimes it is so hard to do at school. Keep your head up! :)

Cyndy said... Reply to comment

So glad that you are putting a positive spin on it! AWESOME! It's so easy to get wrapped up in the drama but don't let it get you down. Sounds like you have a great year ahead!
I'm thankful my daughter is starting Kinder at my school this year. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I just posted about it if you have a chance to pop over and read. I haven't worked in almost 5 months, so I'm ready to get back!!!
Counting with Coffee

Precious Perks (Leigh) said... Reply to comment

I know how easy it is to get caught up in all the negative aspect of work. I too am guilty. Thanks for posting the positive.

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