well, this weekend was not all work there was a little play
had some time to find a couple new additions to the home
found an awesome lazy susan that is now displaying my teacups
a ridiculously cool table runner
some earrings I plan on using on a homemade sweater chain
and finally some shelf liner from the 70's that had my name written all over it
this week also brought family life I got our boys, and yes, they are where this week's "so they said" comes from
in order to try to cut down on their nerves
I gave them notecards where they could write down a question
and it would be answered anonymously
well, after going through many blank, folded notecards
I found my favorite
A simple white notecard with the work "AWKWARD" written on it.
And yes, I started to laugh a bit.
Talk about breaking the tension.
So now, I will spend some quality time with some state reports.
Hope you have a happy long weekend.
I will be productive.
I will feel better by Tuesday. The final two weeks of school. I can't believe it.
monday - teaching and then air band tryouts, which are exactly how they sound tuesday - teaching and our last after school outing with youth power kids - a lot of jumping on trampolines wednesday - teaching and part two of air band tryouts thursday - said goodbye to my last equity day - no teaching friday - 5th grade wax museum - open house - evening performance of wax museum - then open rooms!
so, after all this, I don't have much else to say, but here is my one "so they said"
after walking in the room before school I heard one of my students say
"the room, it just looks beautiful, amazing, almost magical"
yes, I love her. I love her for noticing all my hard work from the sunday before. I love her enthusiasm for our classroom.
Well losing class size reduction means us upper grade teachers lose our equity days. Those magical days we get three times a year to get caught up on our work, grading, planning, etc. since we have 11 more students. However next year things will be all "equitable" and I will have to find some other time to get caught up on my stacks of papers!
This week brought just an outpouring of LOVE from my kids due to the whole pink slip situation. My favorite comment though came from one of my students who actually will be going on to middle school next year. As of now, my kids have the choice to stay at our K-6, or move on to the big bad middle school campus! Of my 33, only 3 are leaving!
Anyways, after we came in from lunch I was asked:
"Mrs. Lewis, could you please step outside the classroom for just two minutes? And I promise, it is completely school appropriate!"
So I did, I'm not sure what they are up to, planning some type of madness for sure! My favorite part of the comment though was "school appropriate", you can tell this is something they have heard me say before!
I'm able to post yet again because I am sitting in crazy traffic. And I am very tired of being in a car. It has taken over three hours to get home from s.f. which should take just over an hour, and we are still not there. I mean I have a date with making some rainbow cupcakes, and a pretty cool couple too. I want my home, now.