Monday, June 4, 2012

i CURRENTLY can't please everyone.

You can't please everyone. I need to tell myself that. I'm ridiculous. Someone left me a 3.7 rating on the quality a product of mine at TPT. And it made me mad. The preview clearly shows what the product is. And it's of good quality. And cheap. Real cheap. UGH. I think it's just because I'm annoyed with just about everything right now today this week. This annoyance is probably going to continue until approximately 3:40 on Friday.


Took some pictures of my research project today, so the post will be up soon! I got so many compliments on my bulletin board with the craft on it! One of my kids literally brought in 100 TP rolls for the project. I wanted to keep the extras [youneverknowwhenyou'llneedthem]. But I'm pretty sure my new teaching partner [whocallsmeahoarder] wouldn't approve of large bags of TP rolls in the closet. So I sent my student down to the art teacher with them. Sigh.

Currently time!

I used a new font that I gathered from the last linky party that I joined! Not much explaining needed for this currently. Because I went to Jamaica over spring break, not much traveling is going to go on this summer. So I need to catch up with my college and high school friends. For my sanity's sake. I hate that I had to move away, and I truly feel like a piece of me is missing without my friends being close.

Go link up with Farley! I actually think that this is the quickest I've gotten to it! Probably because I'm avoiding the EOY stuff I lugged home in my bag. Que sara, sara my friends.


  1. Don't let it get you down. Your work is fantastic :)

    The TP rolls had me cracking up. It's hard to let TP rolls go, isn't it?

    Fun in Room 4B

  2. Ha, I totally get you on the Tp rolls. I had been saving a bag of them all year last year, and then when I was packing up my room (I moved), I decided to just chuck it. It was definitely a decision made after careful consideration, though!


  3. Haha, it took an army to get my room ready too. Note to self: next year, don't wait until the very last second. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  4. I must tell you that I also received a low rating on a TPT product. I think the person gave me a 3.5! I was so upset. As teachers, we are by nature perfectionists and we want to please everyone. Anyway, this product received about 5 4.0 ratings along with some nice comments prior to this low score. What really made me upset was that the buyer never wrote a comment explaining why he/she gave me the rating, so I never knew how I could improve the item. It was so frustrating! I ended up pulling it off of TPT because I was so upset. I also emailed TPT suggesting that they make it required to leave a written comment if they give the seller a low rating. I would have loved to have known what I could have done to make it better for that person. I hope my experience helps you feel better. Don't let it get you down. You sent me a place value task card set that I won from your blog and my kids LOVED it! :)

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  5. I don't get why people do that on TPT! If they have a problem, why don't they just email you first & give you a chance to explain what is confusing them or let you fix a problem. That's just not right. Keep your chin up! I have seen your work & I think it's great! :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. I know what you mean about being a hoarder. My best friend has to control me whenever I see things laying in the hall that someone is throwing away or giving away, I feel the need to go through it all. She carefully steers me away and repeatedly tells me that there is nothing there that I need! I am so very bad about keeping things, thinking I might need it later! No travel plans here either, just wishes! Don't let that one low rating from one person get you down. You know you have quality work!


    2nd Grade Pig Pen

  7. I do try to think really critically about my TpT ratings and not give all 4.0s. Because, let's face it, not every thing I download is perfect! Plus, as a TpT shopper, I like when even slight variations help the very very best stick out. But if I don't leave a 4.0, I really try to leave a comment so that the author (and other shoppers) know what the issue was. I think that's only fair, both to the author and anyone else looking for the best products to buy!

    Still- I know that would completely bum me out, too! (And none of your TpT products look low-quality to me!)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  8. Don't let it bother you too much. We have all had low ratings. It's really frustrating when you have tons of 4.0's then you get a lower score. I really can't stand when I get comments saying the download doesn't work when it's worked for 24,000 others.

  9. I'm your newest follower-I found you through Farley's linky party! :) Love your blog!

  10. I want to tell you not to let it bother you and just forget about it but I CAN'T because the same thing bothers me too since I am such a perfectionist!! I have received WAYYYYYY more positive and encouraging comments than negative comments or ratings though, so I'll just advise you to focus on your positive ones. That's how I get through it, hahaha. :)