I just realized we are halfway through August and have not done my August "new thing". Any suggestions? I have no clue!
School has started- it's been crazy busy. We are on an extended day so the students are there until 3:30 and that means teacher contract time is 4:00. I haven't been home before 6:30 any evening this week between chiropractor appointments and running errands and staying after school. I am still feeling a little overwhelmed so show me grace in my lack of posting please. :)
Part of the feeling overwhelmed has been brought about by falling into the comparison trap. I follow several teaching blogs on BlogLovin', FB and Pinterest. I see all of the pretty pictures on Pinterest of classrooms. I see my co-workers' classrooms. Life has been crazy enough that my classroom is not where I want it but I had to let go of a few things. Well, looking at these pictures has led me to feeling inadequate as a teacher. I know (and someone pointed out on FB) that it's not about what the classroom looks like- it's about what goes on inside the classroom but that doesn't change the fact that I feel like my room is blah. I need to do some cheap (thrifty- or free) fixes that won't take a lot of time. I
The chiropractor- has been my back's saving grace these last few weeks- I had to move a lot of boxes and furniture and in the process I have been dealing with a serious stiff back and possibly one that's out of alignment (based on how it has felt and the noise it has made during adjustments- serious snap, crackle and pop going on). Unfortunately the stiffness and lack of flexibility/pain I have had has seriously limited any exercise. I had great intentions on Tuesday for getting a run in but right as I would have changed and left- the rains came down! Hopefully I can shoot for this Tuesday instead.
So- my question for you- how do you avoid falling into the comparison trap?