I am linking up with In This Wonderful Life for her Midweek Randoms!
Whoa! I'm a working mom again. I always forget how hard that is too. I focus on how being a stay at home mama is so hard for me (and wonderful too! Don't get me wrong...it's awesome and amazing too!), but then I go back to work and think "WOW! This is so hard too!" At the end of the day, it's just all hard, isn't it?!? Working Mom...Work at home Moms...Stay at home Moms...we're all super heroes!
My favorite part of the beginning of the year is once we start getting work on the walls. It drives me nuts to have empty walls. These were their self portraits they did. I'm really loving the way they turned out. I got the directions from THIS site. I will have two groups of self-portraits on my walls: my 3/6th period and my homeroom. I only have one other group of students (1/3rd period) and their self portraits are hanging in my partner teacher's classroom. I'll make sure to put something else from that period on my wall - so that all my students are represented!
We celebrated my 30th birthday with my family on Sunday night and I got the BEST birthday present ever from my parents. I am SO ridiculously excited about my new Nikon and as soon as work calms down, I'm going to find some online classes or community college classes I can take to figure it all out (if anyone knows of any, let me know!). My brother got me this cool thing that plugs into the camera that puts the photos onto my iPhone as well!! And my sister made me these beautiful paintings for the house for each kid. I can't wait to frame them and post about them, because they're awesome! Stay tuned!
We're starting the year by examining picture taking skills and I've had a lot of fun teaching about composition and the rule of thirds and all sorts of stuff. Hopefully I learn a lot too!