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Sunday Post #62 – Another Semester Down

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, post a recap for the week before, showcase books and things we have received, etc.

This past week has been bitter sweet for me.  On one hand, I’m finishing all of my classes and I have nearly a month off from school.  After such a long and hard semester, this break is exactly what I need to recharge before I plunge into my final semester of graduate school.  On the other hand, I had to say goodbye to my class on Friday and it was harder than I ever thought it would be.  As a thank you to my cooperating teacher and her class aide, I had the art teacher and the class create these paintings for them.

I spent most of the week trying to hang back so that I could help prepare my students for my departure.  I used the time to work on final papers, blogs, and to read.  It’s been a calm week, but I can’t tell you how bored I was getting by the end of the day on Friday.  Since I was leaving early, I received my birthday and secret Santa gifts early.

Now, it’s on to bigger things.  I would say better, but I loved that classroom and if I could have afforded to do it, I would have volunteered to stay in there for free all year.  So far, I’ve received one job offer.  It’s a part-time position at a school, just one day a week.  They’ve also offered me the position as the school sub.  It’s not much, but it’s something for now.  I still haven’t heard anything for other positions I applied for but one application window closed on Friday, so I should hear something this week.  The other closes next week, so hopefully I’ll hear something after that.

Book-wise, I’ve made a dent on my year goal of 25 books.  Originally I had planned for 100, but school and work definitely got in the way of that goal.  I still have some book reviews I need to knock out, but that leaves me with a few more books to finish before New Year’s Eve.

 

I found this adorable pajama at Walmart yesterday!  My son loves grumpy cat and I think he’ll love this!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that this week is full of great books!

All book covers are linked to my personal review of the book or it’s Goodreads or Amazon page.

Last Weeks Posts

   

Blog Tours

Book Blitz

  

Cover Reveal

Excerpt

   

Giveaways

   

Guest Post

Q&A

Trailers

What to Expect

I’m a bit behind on reviews, so here’s the ones that will be coming out soon:

  

 

Here’s my (general) upcoming TBR list in no particular order:

   

Library Loot

ARC Corner

 

Stacking the Shelves

As you may or may not have realized, my school and student teaching has completely taking over my life for the past eight months.  So much so that I received my November order for Scholastic last week and realized I still hadn’t unboxed October’s order.  Last week, I unpacked October’s Scholastic order.  This week, I’m going to go through November’s box, which has lots of goodies for this bookworm… Continue Reading Here

  • Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis
  • The Ninjabread Man by Katrina Charman & Fabiano Fiorin
  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro
  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat by Lucille Colandro
  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books by Lucille Colandro
  • There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey by Lucille Colandro
  • There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
  • The Pigeon Wants A Puppy! by Mo Willems
  • The Duckling Gets A Cookie!? by Mo Willems
  • The Pigeon Find A Hot Dog! by Mo Willems
  • Don’t Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
  • The Pigeon Needs A Bath! by Mo Willems
  • Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! by Mo Willems
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers
  • The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • The Jungle Book retold by Rudyard Kipling
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #1: The Class Trip from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #2: The Talent Show from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #3: The Class Election from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #4: The Science Fair from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #5: The Halloween Party from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #6: The Field Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #7: The School Carnival from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #8: Valentine’s Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #9: The Christmas Party from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #10: The Little League Team from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #11: The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #12: April Fools’  Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #13: Back-to-School Fright from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #14: The New Year’s Eve Sleepover from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #15: The Spring Dance from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #16: The Thanksgiving Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #17: The Summer Vacation from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #18: The Author Visit from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #19: St. Patrick’s Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #20: The School Play from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #21: The 100th Day of School from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #22: The Class Picture Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #23: Earth Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #24: The Summer Camp from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #25: Friday the 13th from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #26: The Big Game from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
  • Black Lagoon Adventures #27: The Amusement Park from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
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About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

4 comments on “Sunday Post #62 – Another Semester Down

  1. It was hard when I left my coop classroom too. My coop teacher was the head football coach, and that semester his dad had died. The kids and I really bonded and they LOVED him. It was hard to leave. I found out when I accepted my teaching position the next August that his partner was retiring and the principal had wanted to hire me for her position but never made that known. I was really bummed when I learned that.

    I hope those other positions come through!!

  2. I love the Grumpy pajamas. Saying goodbye is hard. Hopefully you will have books to fill your time 🙂

  3. Enjoy your break! I love the grumpy pajamas. Have a great week!

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