First up… stop the presses! The new Erin Condren planners we just released. I adore my life planner. It keeps me on track and organized for all of my crazy adventures– appointments, meetings, blog designs, blog posts, Jamberry parties, trainings… the list goes on and on. Her teacher planner is also pretty cute too, but I seriously wouldn’t function without the life planner. You can preorder yours now and it will ship at the end of of the month. You can get the 2015 version, or for $5 more have the rest of 2014 added too. If you go through my affiliate link as a new customer you can take $10 off, but hurry because it’s only good for 30 days.
I will warn you, we’re sending her a ton of traffic today so the website has been hit or miss today. I didn’t have any trouble last night, so you might need to try a few times before you hit the sweet spot. 😉
It’s also time for another post in our Teaching Tribune summer blogging series! This time it’s throwback Thrusday and we are throwing it waaaay back. We want to see YOU when you were in the grade that you currently teach. How fun is that?
This is me in third grade. Don’t laugh….
Fortunately, it was the NEXT year when the big bangs came into style. In my next birthday picture, there are more bangs than ME in the picture. I’ll spare you that one.
Third grade was my my favorite year as a student. My teacher, Mrs. Martin, rocked. She made learning fun, loved us like crazy, and sparked my excitement for learning. I hated first and second grade. In fact, in first grade I would get so worked up that I’d make myself sick. I spent a lot of time in the nurse’s office and my mom would have to come get me a lot. Because I was smart and a “good student” my teachers really thought I was sick. But really, I was just bored. Third grade changed all that.
As I grew up and started to think about what I wanted to do for a career, teaching was obvious. I had a passion for learning and a heart for little kids. I don’t know that I’d be able to say that if it wasn’t for my third grade teacher.
Just this spring, my third grade teacher actually found me on Facebook. I was able to tell her that I am a third grade teacher now and how much I had enjoyed her class. Not many of us get that opportunity and I would encourage you to reach out to those teachers who inspired you to let them know. I think we all know how good it feels when our students come back to us, but imagine it happening over 20 years later.
We’d love for you to link up with us!