Thursday, June 28, 2012

Get to know me Thursday!!!

I have decided that I will attempt to inform you all about me on a weekly basis. I started blogging last summer.
So to start it off,
 I live in Chicago
My name is Kimberly, I like to be called Kim.
For some strange reasons my niece's calls me LALA, I really don't know why, but they do.
My favorite color is Red
I love to cook
However, I can't make rice it all ways come out sticky< (drives me nuts)
I love teaching primary, however I been thinking about High School lately???
I am happily married to my best friend (corny but true)
I have two sons Justin and Jaleel
Justin is a College student
Jaleel is going to third grade, (which makes me sad, he is growing too fast)
Random thought....I am currently eating dirty rice
My teaching position got cut (I am not tenure), and I am currently frantically looking for a job.
Here is a pic of me and my former partner with the famous Ella Jenkins :) (She is getting really old and impatient, and was fussing at the kids during the performance, it was cute though)
I graduated with my first Masters last Saturday, I am sooo proud, the first in my family with a grad degree.
Well thats enough about me for now.............. Good Night

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Trying to Enjoy the Summer

Hi Yall,

My husband mention to me yesterday, that I am not enjoying summer break, because of my relentless job search. I must admit, I am not. I have been spending all my time thinking and searching for my job this fall.

Really wish I could just be planning for next yr, and not searching, and really not knowing what grade I'll have.
My summers usually consist of me reading and planning for the nxt school yr, like you all are doing.

I decided that I am only going to look for jobs early each morning and enjoy the rest of the day, by walking along Lake Michigan and enjoying Chicago' s skyline, going to the beach, and attending Chicago's Movie in the Parks.

Are there any universal projects I could work on for planning for next school year?????

Yeah!, I guess I could plan a class theme, and some organization projects.

Can anybody think of anything else I could be doing?

I think by planning and having a positive attitude about a new job it will happen. (Positivity and Faith)

Thursday, June 14, 2012


As I shared with you all this year was my first year in first and I absolutely fell in love with my firsties. I am a first grade teacher for sure!!! However, my position was cut, and I decided I'll just move to the burbs.  Although I am happy about moving and finding a new first grade position (fingers crossed) Today was the last day of school, and as I saw those little faces for the last time, I was sad not to be returning.  As I closed my empty classroom door for the last time I remembered how great my journey had been this year and how I learned to teach first grade. The blogging world helped me so much on my journey with the endless activities, lessons and crafts. Today was truly a bittersweet day :(