Back To School Bonanza!

I’m going back to school.  There.  I said it.  The time is coming.  My first official meeting is next Thursday evening–a week from today– and then the week after that I am in meetings for my high school teaching job, and Grand Rapids Community College actually starts class, so I will be teaching there.

The summer has gone so dang fast.  I feel that way every year, but this year it’s different somehow.

Usually by this time, although I hate to see the summer go?  I am ready to get back on a schedule and get to the business of being productive.

But this year, I don’t really feel that way.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my job!  But I fell in love with being a mom this summer.  Even though Cort’s being unemployed has been a strain on the family budget, it has been such a blessing being home as a family of three this summer–especially after our tumultuous spring with my PPD .  We have had so much fun together these past couple months!  We have really bonded as a family and I am forever grateful for that.

However, I am DETERMINED to have a super start to the school year!  I have a new teaching assignment this year:  Full time Spanish teacher at WPHS instead of English.  I switched classrooms and am starting completely fresh!  I also am teaching at GRCC again this fall.

So to kick off all this excitement?  Next Monday Sluiter Nation is bringing you FIVE great giveaways!

And because I know homecoming and lesson planning and just the whole back to schoolness of it all will suck up a TON of my time, taking me away from you all?  I have NINE guest bloggers lined up for the month of September!  They are my VERY FAVORITE bloggers of all time and I get to share them with you right here!  They will all be writing on the theme of school…so get ready!

Is your mind blown yet?  Good.

Stay tuned!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Maureen @Tatter Scoops says

    Awww…this is a sweet post, Katie!I bet it's gonna be a bit hard for the first couple of days but I'm sure you will have fun with your new class. 😀 You'd still get on Twitter won't you, lady?!

  2. And here I am at Mott Community College, waiting for school to start back up. No, I don't teach, but I work in HR at Mott.

    Is WPHS Wyoming Park? If so, I grew up in Wyoming and went to Rogers for a year before moving out to Caledonia.

    The world just keeps getting smaller and smaller. 😉

    I hope all things "back to school" go well for you!

  3. makemommygosomethingsomething says

    Totally. Blown.

    LOL. I hope that this year is great for you Momma!!!

  4. You crack me up. Can't wait to see who you've lined up…

  5. Sippy Cup Mom says

    Good luck! You can do it!

  6. Yup. My huz is a teacher and we were home together a lot this summer. Starting to feel the Sunday night blues creeping in, but also excited about the fresh start.

  7. Mungee's Ma says

    I hope your return to the classroom goes well! I'm looking forward to your guest posts (and giveaways, I'm not gonna lie 🙂

  8. I am SO ready to win some Gussy.