Saturday, July 12, 2014

Big Time Blogging Challenge: Days 11 & 12

Hey ya'll! I'm back from my vacay in Oklahoma and we had a blast! It was nice to get away, although the lack of WiFi made me realize how "plugged in" I am and so it was nice to take a step back and relax! I missed a few days, but I definitely wanted to answer Day 11's prompt:
How would your students describe you? 
I can honestly say, I KNOW they would say "sarcastic". But {most} of them LOVE the sarcasm because they are 5th graders and they don't know how to speak without sarcasm. I think I have a pretty good relationship with my kids...they know I love them, we play and joke around, but they know when I mean business. My kids from last school year called me "mom" (although, for the record, I am not old enough to be their mother)...and they thought it was hilarious. I give them all ridiculous nicknames "Lanciepoo", "Sayrah", "De-Nice" and we just loved each other. I will miss those crazy kids. 

Ok, day 12: Share about your most important friendships. 
I don't have time (and no one would read a post THAT long) about all the amazing friendships I have in my life. I am so blessed to have MANY close friends. So I will categorize my friendships :) 
1. My school besties
There is nothing better than getting up to do a job you love, with people you love even more. My school has a really really great staff. 
There is a group of girls I hang out with (plus one long-lost bestie in Arizona who is a part of this group!) and love sharing life with. This is my group I'm going to South Carolina with in a month! 
I can't imagine teaching somewhere without these amazing girls who happen to also be some of the BEST teachers I know. 

2. My ABAC besties

These are my college roommates. We lived together for 2 years (well, Allison-the girl in the middle with me-and I lived together our freshman year too)...and one of our friends named our apartment "the ABAC" (Anna, Brooke, Allison and Caitlin) and it stuck. Almost ALL of my college memories involve these girls. seriously. We met freshman year in September and never looked back. 2 mission trips, 4 weddings, 1 baby and countless "family dinners" later, they are still some of my most amazing friends. I wish we saw each other more but we are scattered around the DFW area and Allison lives in LA as a inner city missionary. Still, I love them.

So there is a peak at some of my wonderful friendships...can't wait to read other people's posts about their besties! 

1 comment:

  1. Sarcasm is definitely a MUST with 5th graders! I found I had to catch myself sometimes because we would have too much fun and laugh. ha ha

    You sound like you have a great group of friends! When you are lucky enough to have a building/faculty like that, you know you have to hold onto those friendships! Our building is the same way and I have heard stories about other districts that just scare me.

    Have a great weekend!
    Teaching In Stride