Sunday, March 4, 2012

Having one of those days...maybe one of those weeks.

It has not been a stellar week. My student teaching-ness is really starting to stick out like a sore thumb I think.

Have you ever just felt like nothing is in order, like you just need to make lists and then when you go back to look at the lists you made it doesn't make sense or calm you down? 
I feel like my head is spinning.  I am comfort eating. I think I gained 10 pounds this weekend. 
I feel out of control!
 Currently at this very moment  I am freaking out because I have to come up with a fabulous St. Patrick's day craft for my Kinders to complete and hang in the hallway and I don't have a clue. Sounds silly but everything has to be spectacular.
I also have to come up with at least 1 week of math and language arts lessons that have data I can collect for my masters. BUT WHEN!!! Data collection freaks me out. Kindergarteners and data collection is a huge time drainer when you have half day kindergarten. My AM/PM Kinders are only with me for about 3 hours each. Every minute is precious learning time! There is so much to learn and I feel like I am really struggling to pull everything together without being super literal. And then there is that resume I should be working on. Oh... but I'm not. My mind is spinning in a million directions. Which was why I made some lists. Which didn't seem to help.
Where has my weekend gone! I literally have not left my bedroom, but to go to the bathroom and grab unhealthy food. My back hurts...its dark again. School tomorrow. Ugggh!
I could just cry.

Anyways.... I'm off to have a nice pity party. In attendance?
some HD-PB ice cream

Some OC Housewives(see Vicki is already crying!)
If anyone is local, feel free to join me. Trust me, I have PLENTY of HD ice cream. Lots of spoons.


  1. I do know the feeling. In the end, it all seems to come together somehow. I have faith it will come together for you too. Hang in there.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I know the feeling as well... but don't worry it will come together and you will do a fabulous job!! If I lived close I would definitely take up your offer on some ice cream. That always makes me feel better.

    The Crazy Adventures of a University Graduate

  3. I'm sorry, sweetie. I remember grad school and student teaching and the thought alone makes me want to grab a spoon and come over! You can do it, as impossible as it feels. You just have to take a huge breath and plug ahead. Your sanity will suffer, you'll start on a permanent brow furrow and your mood will be less than stellar, but it will all be over SOON! And the rewards in the end are *well* worth it. I promise you that. Much love and hugs to you. Pinterest search some St. Pats crafts. I'd give you some ideas if I had any, but I haven't even thought that far ahead so I'll be doing my own Pinterest search soon! xoxoxox

  4. I am in grad school and heading into the classroom sometime this month. Do you have HD chocolate, chocolate chip? It is my bff for grad school and yes... I hear ya about the weight gain. So much stress!!!

    Email me if you need a sample resume. One thing I learned is you HAVE to have references in writing. At least 3. On your computer in PDF format to apply for jobs. Applying for a job takes at least 30-45 minutes. UGH! I keep telling hubby the next thing they will ask for is a blood sample!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  5. Awww I can totally relate! You will find it does come together! Just look around blog land for some ideas, there are tons of cute St. Patrick's day crafts, you could do leprechauns or rainbows! Check out pinterest to! I know how you feel about data collection taking up to much time as well, it's never fun but it will work out! I have three lists going right now, what needs to be done at home, what needs to be done at work, what needs to be done for class (college), I get very overwhelmed at times and have spent a couple weekends this year just like you have this one, in my PJs with lots of ice cream and chocolate! Don't worry it does get better!! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you head into the new week!
    The Resource(ful) Room
    (I'm having a big giveaway this week, you should come over to my blog and enter to win some fab prizes, winning a giveaway always makes me feel better!!)

  6. Aww...we've all been there. Take some deep breaths and know that it will get better. when overwhelmed, I usually focus on just one thing (not a major thing) that I need to do and complete it. I feel like I accomplished something and it usually makes me feel more positive about things.

    First Grade Blue SKies

  7. Oh...hang in there! We've ALL been there! I have a new student teacher starting soon and anytime I've had a student teacher I just dread when they become stressed and over whelmed. Keep in mind we are all on your side and want you to do well. There are so many resources at your fingertips. Take your time and something will "spark" for you! Good Luck!

  8. Hang in there! Enjoy that ice cream and search on pinterest for ideas... I'm sure you will come up with something!!!


    Apples and ABC's

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    Teaching with Grace

  11. Your craft doesn't need to be perfect. In fact, I would argue that it shouldn't be. The best kindergarten crafts are the ones that all look different. Remember, PROCESS is more important than PRODUCT. Also ask yourself WHO is the project for?

  12. Things will get better, but I totally feel ya!

    Im teaching (in my own room) and working on a masters. overwhelming !

    I have St. Patty's Day Craft in my TPT store... my kiddos liked it!

    Im a new follower!

    Ms. Rachel’s Room

  13. Chin up my friend! Things will get better soon!!! Good luck with your masters I start mine during the summer! Im a new follower to your awesome blog :)

  14. I'm a little late to the pity party but I hope your week got better. It's hard juggling it all but you can do it. We're going to do a rainbow this week as a st.Patrick's day craft. I hope you already found something.

  15. I know how easy it is to get stressed and feel like a failure. There are days I am ready to become a Wal-Mart greeter. Then, a kiddo hugs me or learns to read something they haven't yet or I remember that despite all of the other things I am loving these kiddos. Your heart is in the right place and God will see you through this too! =)

    Heather's Heart

  16. Here is a craft for you...Check out my blog for a St. Patrick’s Day necklace craft
    Don't worry everything will come together. Also, I use transition time to do mini data collecting.

  17. Hey there,
    It has been a while since we "caught up". I hope things are getting more manageable, and your St. Patrick's Day craft was "spectacular"! You will get through this with glowing reviews, I have no doubt! Please email me if you need any help. Good luck and know that your kinders LOVE you...all totally worth it in the end!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  18. Hang in are already doing an amazing job and the kiddos are lucky to have you. I had to LOL when I saw the OC housewives - one of my secret shows I watch. Have a great weekend....tomorrow is FRIDAY -- Whoo - hoo!
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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    Creating & Teaching

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