I’m in a terrible mood.

A.L.I.C.E drill didn’t go well at all. Our 8th graders are just so impulsive and loud. They wouldn’t be quiet, they wouldn’t help each other out, and all I could do at the time was stand back because I wasn’t supposed to help on one of the drills. Then, students wanted to argue about what they’d do if we had a shooter in the building.

I’ve tried for months to find this class to finish my language arts endorsement. Every time I submit a class, it’s denied. I’m to the point the point where maybe I wasn’t meant to be an 8th grade teacher because I can’t find the right class! Ugh!


I’m not in that bad of a mood that I won’t write about my new babies! We’ve got eight baby chicks that hatched over the weekend! IMG_2138

Aren’t they cute?

If you read this blog, we’ve got a new calf on our place too, so all of a sudden, spring has spring has sprung in Northeast Iowa!

The fun thing about these chicks, we gathered these eggs and put them in an incubator and hatched them ourselves! They are a breed (Buff Orphington) that are pretty docile, so this should be fun to replace some of our flock, then to be able to sustain new birds going forward.

And when you find something as cute as baby chicks, you love them and hug them and squeeze them and call them “cute!” 🙂