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Crazy + April= Cray-Pril 
(I stole the term from my college advisor, who has a blog [Queen of the Kings] and cutest children ever, thanks Katy--both for the cute kid pics and phrase) 

I really really really love my job, but as a teacher April can be challenging. Spring fever is hitting, standardized testing is in full swing-- which is a lot like trying to heard cats, and summer is right around the corner (and they know it). April is a trying month.

This month is almost over, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I can barely see it through the stacks of "The Outsiders" books and stacks upon stacks of root word activities, but I occasionally am reminded that the end is drawing near. As I reflect on this April, which seemed to last 2 eternities, I am in awe of how the Lord provided and blessed when, if we are being honest, I wasn't always the most trusting and faithful.

Cray-Pril will probably extend for the entire month of May but with this simple prayer (above) a whole lot of faith and my sparkling wit (hair flip, hair flip) (<< I always say things like this accompanied by hair flips in my class, my students roll their eyes, but I know they love it)  I know how ever long cray-pril lasts I will survive.

Also I dont want to whine but to top things off I left a brand new bottle of shampoo in Louisiana and my hair dyer broke while my hair was still wet. Come on MAY!
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Amanda* said...

CRAYPRIL indeed!!! I'm not a teacher, but things are cray-cray around here too!!

Meg O. said...

We were looking at the calendar this morning and we only have two weeks of true instructional time left. Next week is STAAR and then we have a week of reviews and a week of finals at the end of the year. I'm like.... "chawwww yeaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

So there's that!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

What better way to celebrate than with a ballet date and H&H picnic-style? ;)

Ari @ The Pace of it All said...

Cray-pril indeed! I'm so looking forward to the end of May... although I feel like that's going to be cray-ay too. :p

Jess said...

Seriously. would've been my favorite teacher EVER if I was one of your students.
I would've appreciated (and copied) your hair flips ;)

Yay summa is so closeeee!

Kati - Incorporating Color said...

Jealous that you guys get to read The Outsiders... Our selection of eighth-grade novels is AWFUL. We're resigned to Call of the Wild (gag me). Awful awful awful.

Katie said...

april does seem to go quite slow, in terms of school for sure! hoping may goes quickly and summer is here soon!

All My Happy Endings said...

Hi there! I have ventured over from another blog which linked me to you. Thrilled to be connecting with a local Houston blogger!

XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings

Whitney said...

I know you can do it! I'm cheering you on!

Darby Hawley said...

You are such a good teacher and students are so lucky to have you. But I have to agree, april was "Cray-Pril" So can May just be "Cray"?