I wish I had thicker skin because I got my first unpleasant feedback on my TPT/TN store tonight, just as I sat down to date night dinner with the hubs. Yes, I keep my phone with me, especially since the two year old was at grandma's, just incase. And yes, I am slightly addicted to technology. Maybe instead of following optimism (which isn't working out, btw) I should have named this blog slightly addicted to technology. Anyways, I was just about to take a bite into my calzone when buzz buzz, my gmail popped up: you have new feedback! Wahoo! (or so I thought!)
I have never taken criticism well, especially on something that I have created. Bad grade on a test, eh, okay. A project that I created, not so good. So when I read the words "blah blah blah" (to protect the critic, I'm not sharing what they said) a little bit of me just cringed. Wilted. That calzone suddenly didn't taste so good.
Now for those devil's advocates out there, yes, I understand that feedback does mean that not everyone is going to like what I offer, not everyone is going to like my choice of font or clip art, etc. Feedback doesn't mean I'm going to like what you have to say either. But I did clearly state what was in my unit.
It wasn't a truly horrible feedback, but it does make me wish that I had thicker skin. I think part of me just has a hard time standing up and defending myself. Never have been good with confrontation. Oh gracious, this is turning into Psychology 101 here. But criticism does have a place, and yes, I'm going to go back and look (which I already have, and I'm not changing anything) at my unit and make sure that I have clearly stated exactly what that packet entails and as long as I can be satisfied (and the others who have bought that same thing and left awesome feedback) I can live with that.
My original idea was to post about what I found at the Target Dollar bins. My Target is in the process of being renovated (yay! we even have the cool new carts!!) I found some really cool teaching stuff. No 100 day stuff like I was hoping to find, but cool stuff nonetheless.
These are super freaking cute magazine holders (and $1!) I think they had some other colors, but I was S-O-L-D when I saw the black, pink, and white. I bought 3 of them. Have no idea what I'll use them for, but HAD to have them.
And here's what they look like assembled. :)
They had matching folders (*sigh*) but I needed 12 to go in my new hanging organizer, and the packs in the school supply aisle were actually cheaper than getting 2 per pack from the dollar bin. Alas, they won't match (which is killing the OCD in me) but for $1.50 less, I think I'll get over it.
I saw on Pinterest this pin from Tales of a Teacherista and how her desk/filing cabinets were set up. I've always wanted a hanging file organizer and I finally just broke down and bought one. Mardel.com has cute hanging file organizers like the one I purchased:
and several other CUTE designs like zebra, jungle, wood, and lots of solid colors. They even have cute folders :)
I only wish my desk area looked this neat and CUTE! But I'm gonna give it a try.
Well, back to school tomorrow after a 4 day weekend. I don't want to go, but I just got a call from two of my coworkers and they're not going to be there for family reasons (send up a prayer for them both, one has a sick baby and the other has a brother fighting leukemia and we think the battle might come to an end soon :'(... puts things into perspective...
Thanks for listening as always...