Monday, January 12, 2009

Busy, busy...

I have been in kinda a depressed funk the last couple days, so I'm glad I was feeling better enough to be creative. I called Josh this morning shortly after I had gotten to school and almost started crying for no reason. I think I'm just annoyed with subbing, especially after working consistently in a special ed classroom last year. I'm really not cut out for the younger ones and I have pretty much only been subbing for kindergarten and first grade. Every day I leave one of those classes I thank myself for having the presence of mind to switch from elementary education over to adolescence. Everyone thought I was nuts, but my family is finally starting to realize that I'm just not a huge fans of the little ones. As crazy as it sounds, I really enjoy working with middle schoolers. I will take a group of hormone-driven, crazy seventh and eighth graders any day over a bunch of 6 and 7 year olds. I did get asked today by the middle school to fill in for a long term sub as an aide. I would LOVE to accept, but just with needing subbing days as a teacher towards my first teaching certificate, it looks like I'm stuck subbing in the elementary school more. I know that subbing as an aide makes less money, but it would be more consistent, better hours, and a better age level. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind subbing in the elementary school, and I don't dislike children by any means, I'm just anxious to get my own classroom and have sicks days and vacation days, and a routine back. Maybe it will get better when the semester starts next week. 
OK, on to scrapbooking stuff! Sisterhood of Scrap posted their Monday challenge today. This week's challenge was a simple one...create a thank you card. This is what I came up with. I used stamps and punches from Stampin' Up. In case I haven't mentioned it, I LOVE their products! 
I also finished the altered project I was talking about last week. Last week I had covered all the letters with the paper, but tonight I decorated all the letters. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. It was difficult to have enough creativity and originality to come up with 6 different designs, but I really tried to get creative and use all of my supplies. I really liked the stamping I did on the 'R', but it was too flat, so I needed to add some stuff that would make it more 3D. Now I just need to get Josh to hang them up on my wall, which could take a while since opening is this weekend and he's busy with RD training/RA training now. 

OK, time to go watch some TV for tonight. I'm getting sleeeeepy. Luckily I'm only subbing 1/2 day tomorrow and don't have to be to school until 11:30, which means I get to sleep in! YAY!! Hope everyone had a great Monday!

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