It's been an interesting week. Good stuff and bad stuff. Let's start with the bad.
Unfortunately I can't give any details, but someone I care about is hurting right now, and there's nothing I can do to help. I'd love if you sent some positive thoughts our way. Thanks!
I don't know if you've heard about what's going on in my part of the country, but a super market chain is in crisis right now. Their beloved CEO was replaced, and the chain of supermarkets has all but shut down. Who is behind the shut down? The employees and the customers! The employees are protesting and the customers are boycotting. The chain has lost thousands of dollars in the last few weeks, and people are losing jobs.
I know several people employed by this business, both young and old, teenagers, parents, seniors... all struggling because of this!
Plus, those of us who have always shopped at this chain, are forced to go elsewhere for groceries. Unfortunately, everywhere else is more expensive.
For a single teacher putting her daughter through college, this is NOT good news!
Between trouble in the Middle East, the Ebola virus, and the hurricanes in Hawaii, things are totally bumming me out. I'd bury myself in my schoolwork, but I can't get into my classroom for at least another week due to summer school. Yes, I'm getting TOTALLY stressed out about that, because I just don't move quickly when it comes to setting up the classroom!
We need good stuff in our world!
One of the things I've done with this extra August time: I've been organizing all my freebies! I have a TON on my blog, so I've been locating them and pinning them on my Pinterest Freebie Board.
Want to see some freebies? Check them out HERE!
I spent 2 days this week on Mentor Training.
My district has an awesome mentoring program that spans the first 5 years for new teachers, and even has programs for experienced teacher, but new to the school. We had a great 2 days thinking in terms of what new teachers need and how experienced teachers can help them.
Did you have a Mentor? How did the Mentor help you?
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! Come along and see the fun!