Time Out Tuesday: Do What You Can

I honestly don't know what to write today. After yesterday, I was tired. After today, I'm wiped. And I go back to the same kinder tomorrow and just heard that my 5th grade class on Friday is pretty cruel on subs. *sigh*

Trying to keep positive, but it's pretty hard when the classes are so tough, you are just happy any work gets done and the kids are safe. Thankfully next week is Spring Break. That is what has me hanging on there by a thin thread.

Good old Teddy Roosevelt has a good quote: "Do what you can, where you are, with what you've got." I have to do that sometimes. Tough class? Then do what you can, get what work done you can, that's what I've got to do.

Oooh found another good one: “Head up, heart open. To better days!” 
― T.F. HodgeFrom Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"Photobucket
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  1. My heart goes out to you. I think it must be so hard to walk into the unknown, which is what you do when you sub for a class you've never had before. Subbing is just not easy. I really respect your work!!

    And I love both quotes. TR is one of my most favorite presidents. Hang in there!

    Dee
    First Impressions

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    1. Thank you Dee :) It is hard going in to different classes and different grades and not knowing the kids.

      I think I'll need to keep looking at those quotes all week!

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  2. I don't know how you do it. I would lose my mind if I had to teach kindergarten one day and then 5th a few days later. AMAZING! I'm sure it's tricky.

    Get some rest. You sound tired! :)

    Lyndsey
    A Year of Many Firsts

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    1. Lol, I'm trying to go to bed at a decent time too. One day it's talking all nice and sweet and the next day, not so much :)

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    1. Thanks, I'll take all that I get!

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  4. I hope your week turns around! It's not easy, but I love your positive attitude! The kids (and teachers!) are lucky to have you!!!

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  5. I hope your week gets better! Subbing is so hard, but the kids are so lucky to have you. I truly appreciate when I have to be out and my class has a sub that is wonderful. Hang in there!
    Bobbie
    http://thedailycupcake-akindergartenblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! We'll see how today goes. I know the kiddos got talked to by their teacher, so we'll see if it helped :)

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