Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New School Year, New iPad

Ohhhh heyyy friends! Long time, no talk! Remember when I used to blog sometimes??? I do. 
Unfortunately {and I think I can speak for every teacher}, I am in the midst of trying to survive the first few weeks of school!!! Each year, it just doesn't seem to get any easier!

{I am pretending to be "bursting with happiness," but I am actually about to burst with stress!}

{I had these waiting for my kids on the first day! They loved them...thanks again, pinterest!}

First off, I LOVE teaching second grade! I actually feel like a real teacher!! My kids are soooo sweet, and although a bit chatty at times, I can honestly say I have no real behavior problems....or at least not yet (remember this issue from last year?!)!!

A few days ago, I was feeling overwhelmed with school (shocking, I know)...and of course, took it out on Travis! Poor guy. He felt SO bad and wanted me to know that he supported and understood my job, so...... he went out and bought me an iPad the next day!!

Crazy, right?!?!? He said he had been looking online at all of the different ways it would make teaching easier/more fun and since my smartboard wasn't working, he thought it would help me out! What an amazing husband!!!

But then, I felt guilty....I mean, that is a lot of money to spend for no "real occasion" (birthday, Christmas, etc.)! And then my smartboard finally got fixed Friday (!!!!!!! Thank god!!!!!!) so there was that whole reason for having an iPad out the window.

I decided to return the iPad.....and then I cried the whole way home!!! So the next day (and after talking to basically every friend and family member), I decided to go back to the store and get it!!!! {Hi my name is Mindy and I'm extremely indecisive!}

I am so happy with my iPad, I can't wait to start using it in my classroom!!!! If you have any app suggestions (for both classroom and just for me), send them my way!!! (I already have an iPhone, but I'm looking for good apps for the iPad!)

I've already found one that is so fun called Stick Pick!

It's basically "popsicle sticks" that have the kids' names on you can keep track of the questions you ask them and if they get it right or wrong! :)

And if your sweet husband ever decided to surprise you with an iPad (or anything else for that matter), don't return it!!!!!!!!

I'll be back {who knows when, hopefully soon} to post about our weekend, {minus me stressing out about whether or not to keep this iPad, because that did take up a good chunk of my weekend}!!!!

PS-This whole post (minus the pics...still can't figure out how to do that) was written from the new iPad!!!! HOORAY!!! 


  1. Sweet purchase!!! Way to go Travis! I'm the same way, I'd feel bad, but I probably wouldn't have gone all the way to return it ;)

    I'm trying to survive myself, so I can totally relate! Hopefully I'll blog one of these days!

  2. Hi there! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BLOG! Funny thing is I don't normally read blogs but I was doing some type of google search about weddings and your blog came up! #LOVEIT

    Hope you have a wonderful new school year and marriage!! ;-)