Saturday, August 25, 2012

Why didn't you tell me?!

I'm not sure about you but I am EXHAUSTED!!!!!
I just finished my first week of school and it was so overwhelming.  I am back in Kindergarten after spending two years in first grade and boy, had I forgotten how needy loving these little guys are! :)  I mean, seriously! I did not sit ONCE during the school day and forgot to eat my lunch three out of five days! It's insane! My feet hurt, my throat hurts, I'm asleep in bed every night by 9pm, and have already caught my first illness of the year. Not a way to spend a Saturday.
Why didn't someone remind me!

Even with all the complaining, I am *over-the-moon* happy to be back down in Kinder-land! I love how small they are, their small voices, how loving they are.  I went from being just plain old "Mrs. McHaffie" in first grade, to a real live SUPERSTAR in Kindergarten! I am not only funny, but "cute" (according to one sweetie), an artist, musician, mathematician, scientist, smartest person in the whole wide world, and the "best singer EVER!" :)

How has your first week(s) gone?  Are you feeling as exhausted as I am?


In other news, I have emailed all the participants of my Postcard Exchange!  If you were one of the selected representatives for your state, check your email for your first set of postcard labels!! :)
We are still 10 states short, however, and need YOU! If you live in one of the states listed below, we would love for you to join in on the fun! I would like for everyone to get postcards sent out before Christmas break.  

States needed:
Alabama, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming

Click HERE to sign up!


I've also been super jealous of all the people who have got to attend Blogger Meet-Ups!!  I live in the Florida Panhandle and am dieing to have a meet-up but am afraid that no one will be able to come or will want to travel here.  So, I'm curious....Who lives near me and where could we {or rather, where would you be willing} meet up?! I'm down to travel to a more central location! :)


  1. I think the start of the year is a little like childbirth. You forget how painful it can be until you are in the mist of it. But, it sounds like you are doing a great job so hang in there. It will level out soon!

    We haven't started yet. I go back on Monday and the kids arrive Thursday. Wish me a lunch!

  2. That's awesome (the loving it part not the tired and sick part)! I can only hope my first week goes as well. :)

  3. Our Kindergarten classes just started on Tuesday and yes we forget how exhausting those first free weeks are. I can't count how many times I had to say, go sit back down in your seat, where are you going, etc. I love all those sweet faces and would do anything else for the world. By the way, Hey I got my email for labels, can't wait to get started.

    "The Wonderful World of Kindergarten"

  4. I haven't began school yet (just finished our work week), but I'm exhausted, my sinuses are horrible and my voice is scratchy.

  5. I'm in the panhandle...Marianna (in between Panama City and Tallahassee). We definitely need a meet-up! So glad you are back in kindergarten...can't wait to see all of your ideas!

  6. The wonderful world of Kindergarten....I admire you! I have been teaching first grade for 4 years and I don't think I could ever teach kindergarten! It sounds like you are going to have an amazing school year though! Have fun!

    Blessings of Teaching

  7. Thanks for all the sweet words ladies!
    And Vickie...I live in Tallahassee!!! :) Lets get something together!

  8. There's quite a few FL bloggers...I'm in Orlando :) Let's plan something!!

    The Learning Tree

  9. Tallahassee isn't even an hour away from me!! We definitely need to get together!

  10. Congrats on being back in Kinder. You gotta love that super star status. Today was only my first day and I'm exhausted. I'm not sure I'll be standing by Friday.

    The Teaching Thief


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