Hmmm. I'm not sure "newness" is a real word...the grammar psycho in me kind of wants to pick a different word...but I also kind of like "newness" and thus, I am going to leave it be!
I'm sportin' a brand new blog look. Yesterday while I was
procrastinating taking a break from working on NB, I was messing around with some blog looks. I get bored easily and wanted something that really reflected me but wasn't going to cost me a fortune. Well fortunately I stumbled across The Pixelista and found some super cute and free blogger templates. [You have to like her on FaceBook to get access to the free stuff but it was worth it!] I also found a super quick tutorial to help me make my very own blog button (finally!) and voila! I'm feeling all fancy and cool.
Then because I just wouldn't be me if I didn't keep procrastinating -- I decided to make myself a new signature too. With my trademark Diet Coke (and please Diet Coke police, I am your #1 Fan so don't kick me for using your product, okay??).
I feel all new and fabulous. And that's how I like it. What better way to be POSITIVE than a makeover??
Speaking of being positive...I often dream things and then they come true. My mom says I have "The Sight". I can't predict the future or anything but I get what I consider to be signs every now and then and usually in the form of dreams. I have had some mild anxiety about next year because while I do truly miss my big kid friends....I also want to get GOOD at something. The more I think on it, the more I want to be in 2nd grade again so that I can start to perfect some things I have tried this year. Plus I won't have NB hanging over me so I can be *gasp* creative. What.A.Concept!
Anyway so I had a dream the other day that I got a letter from the district offices saying I would be teaching 2nd grade at my school for 2012-2013. I can only hope that is true. I won't get a letter from the district as that only happens when you transfer (voluntarily or involuntarily) and that won't happen for me since I'm ESL endorsed and have tenure now. I am crossing my fingers, toes and eyes that I do stay in 2nd at least one more year. I really do want to make some changes (for the better) when I will have NB behind me, can use what I have learned about myself through the process and have TIME to be creative again. We will likely find out at the end of April what our positions will be in the building for next year. While I won't be mad if I go back upstairs -- a huge part of me hopes my dream is accurate and that I stay where I am. It hasn't been a peachy year but I do like the curriculum and think I could do good things with 2nd grade if given time to try.