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Do you ask for parent feedback… I do and it gives me...

How do you get parent feedback???
Have you ever asked your parents to let you know how the year went?
Does that idea scare you…
it does me!!!
every single year
I force myself to pass out end of year parent surveys.

Even the bad years (you know when you have THAT class)
I pass them out!!!
and to tell you the truth…
I have done this for a good 5-6 years… maybe longer
the years just start blending together ya know
every single time I get heart felt, honest, good feedback
and sometimes I get some zingers
and sometimes I get whoppers
and sometimes I get smooshy lovey dovey we love yous
and you know what I love them all

you always need and desire the positive feedback…
you want to be told you are doing a WONDERFUL job
which is why those love dovey notes are great and awesome
BUT those zingers and whoppers are just as important
those parents have something to say
(something truly constructive to say)
their feedback should be loved too
sometimes the truth hurts…
but that is when I really reflect about what I need to do
 to be better

I am not gonna lie…
it gives me gas to pass these out and wait for them to trickle back in
(when I get stressed I get gassy)
and then at night I have to put in my mouth guard so my TMJ doesn't get inflamed!!!
(I clench my teeth like a bear trap)
 ((thanks to my hubs for a great simile on that one… good one bear trap))
it stresses me out to see what they are going to say…
you never know
and I have perfection issues
BUT these little surveys
good, bad, honest, and all the in between
help shape me into a better teacher

I just now updated my End of Year Parent Survey
it needed a font lift
and tomorrow I will be passing them out…
so bring on the gasX and bite guard…

If this is something you think you might be interested in
I have mine in my TpT store… cheap too
it is just a simple 2 page survey
( I print mine front to back to save trees)
I am showing you the back side as a sample…
can't show you everything here… can I… so
click on any of the pics to head on over there to check it out

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day…
because of my 8 year journey through numerous valleys and hills
I have come to realize Mother's Day is a celebration of
living moms
angel moms
birth moms
adoptive moms
moms with fur kids
step moms
grieving moms
those trying to become moms
and those that care for kids like a mom

everyone's path through life leads them on a different journey
as some may be on a mountain… others might be in a valley
but both travelers need LOVE!!!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone
you may not hold the roadmap to your life but
remember to count your blessings along the way, follow your heart,
and always look for a sliver lining.


oh my goodness…
what a long day…
we had our school carnival tonight
and as much as I love the sights and sounds
AND the happiness it brings to our little school and community
it wipes me out…

and not to mention I am one finger typing with my right hand
because of a fight I got into with some ninjas…
my hand is in a cast… YAY

which is making this whole blog post thing

super slooooow

alrighty because of my extreme late night shenanigans, limited movement in the right hand, and I am barely keeping my eyes open… I will get to the point of this post….


this month's sponsor is

thanks so much!!!

most are understandable
and easy to understand…
so I'll move on to the LAST ONE…

SUMMER is soooo close
what is one thing that YOU are DOING
one thing you hope to do
and one thing you are wishing you can do

almost your turn….
and it is soooooo late here
and I am soooo sloooow on typing this