Saturday, January 5, 2013

Burnt Out and Need Some Inspiration to Keep on Teaching? Plus a Bonus: Digital Paper Freebie

Have you ever fallen asleep early in the evening or afternoon after a hard day of work and then wake up in the middle of the night totally refreshed.  I hate when this happens.  Well, this happened to me the other night and I couldn't go back to sleep for hours.  So what did I do?  Nothing productive!  While laying in bed I got out my phone and watched videos on youtube.  I probably spent an hour watching nonsense videos, but then I did come across a gem that really inspired even made me tear up.  Have you seen this video?  If not, you've gotta check it out.

Mr. Wright is a high school science teacher that not only hooks his students into learning, but integrates life lessons to inspire students to become better people.  The way the students described their teacher was inspiring and I hope that I can do the same with my kiddos.  My desire is that my students know that I genuinely care about them.  Sometimes I feel like I push them too hard academically that I forget about building their character.  Yes, even kindergarten teachers get a lot of pressure from administration so that the kids can pass tests once they reach the 3rd grade, yet we get no extra support or aides because our grade level isn't mandatory (at least in my state).  Sorry, I had to throw in this little rant, haha!  Anyway, please watch the video below.

On another note...For the past few weeks I've been dabbling in photoshop and created some fun polka dot and striped digital papers.  I have an 8 digital paper sampler for you to grab up for free.

 CLICK HERE or the photo above to download this freebie!

Here's what my entire digital packs look like:

CLICK HERE of on the pictures above to get my polka dot pack on TpT.

CLICK HERE  or the picture above to get this entire striped paper pack on my TpT store.

I just linked up with Classroom Freebies.  There are so many awesome freebies that you will need to buy another hard drive...hehe!
Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. Your digital papers are adorable! I wish I could be creative and create graphics or papers or fonts. Maybe one day I will get there. Thanks for sharing that youtube's amazing! I think is what we all aspire to be!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  2. Wonderful video. I found your blog through Classroom Freebies. I posted my first Manic Monday resource and love blog hopping through all of the wonderful teacher blogs out there.

  3. Love that video! What a great reminder. If I had a physics teacher like that, maybe I would have developed more of an interest in science as kid! :)


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