I had no idea what to title this post. To be completely honest...I have been at a math training all day and they are not kidding with this stuff. I have a master's degree and fractions were whoppin' my you know what. I have determined that, although I teach fifth grade, I am not smarter than a fifth grader.
You see, math always came really easy to me, therefore I really enjoy teaching it. I have come to find that the toughest part of doing math is teaching it to kids. Specifically kids who don't have accounting backgrounds and love math. Have you ever thought about teaching a kid, who hates math, how fractions work? Or why 1/4 is larger than 1/8? Or how is 4/12 equal to 1/3? It is like trying to teach me a foreign language. Nearly impossible.
Although nearly impossible, that is the beauty in it! I love the challenge. I want to be that teacher that they say ten years from now taught them fractions and decimals and all this other stuff that they probably won't ever need in real life...butpleasedon'ttellmyprincipalIsaidthat.
If you haven't watched the documentary TEACH I suggest you do. It brought me to tears. No one (not even me a mere two months ago) realized how hard teaching is. I know I have said it before, but not all children learn the same, or understand information at the same rate. I have 19 kids and each night I go home and plan 19 lessons on how to make each of those children individually better. It is tough, and takes a lot of Pinteresting (I am sorta kidding...), but at the end of the day, I am the one responsible for their future. I am responsible for letting them know that they can be what they want to be and they can do what they want to do!
Please watch THIS clip about TEACH. It brought tears to my eyes, and chills to my skin, just thinking that a student could say this about me.
"That's the weird thing about her, she cares about us and we just don't know why."
Now that I have poured my heart out, again, for my job, I will wipe my tears and start talking about this amaze-balls bag I got, courtesy of Lulu's.
If I were shopping this year, Lulu's would have a lot of my money. I love the size and shape of this bag. One of the things I want to expand next year when I can shop again is my accessories collection. Thankfully, Lulu's took care of my 'Little Green Purse' need!
I am not sure if people are still rockin' the bubble necklace, but since that's all I've got, I'm going with it. I love how it pops off this new (yes I said new) Gingham top I got from Banana Republic with rewards moola. Boo-ya! Didn't break my resolution. Ha!
Anddd obviously I have gotten way off track and this post has no real point so I will end it now. Usually I end with some randomness for Wednesdays, but I think this post encompasses random, so I will spare you.
|Top: Banana Republic (exact) // Jeans: J Crew (similar) // Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) //Purse: Lulu's c/o // Necklace: random boutique // Watch: Fossil (exact)|
PS: I had some other cute outfits this week...if you haven't got your outfit fix from the vomit of picture this post contained. Here and Here.