But that's kind of boring. Although, my kiddos LOVE it. They are dying over it. Math is so fun and all that. They love this math and I'm the best teacher ever. I know, I know. I've heard that before. You can continue reading about non-teaching stuff or skip to the bottom and grab the lame freebie I have for you (lame in my opinion, anyway. It's nothing fancy).
Or, stick around with me and let me tell you the GREAT news!
We got new neighbors! Next door neighbors! RIGHT NEXT DOOR neighbors! And they are normal!
We bought our house twelve years ago and had the BEST neighbors. They became our best friends. And then they moved. Around the corner and down the street, but far enough away that I cried on their front porch when their house finally sold. We had the best times with them . . . like getting the mail, and waving from the driveway, and taking out the trashcans.
Just kidding! We did EVERYTHING together! Lots of meals in our pjs because they were my kind of people! We still see them, but not as often. :(
When they moved out, we had all kinds of various people move in. And then out. And then in. And then out.
We'll call them interesting people. Or just people.
One day, I'll tell you the story of how a toddler came through my doggie door and into my house. A toddler I didn't know. And he didn't call first, either.
But, today, I finally got to introduce myself to the new neighbors. They moved in over the weekend, and I saw their car, and their stuff, and their moving van, and their stuff, but no people.
Today was the day! They were in the front yard!
AND THEY'RE MY KIND OF PEOPLE!
Her name is Lindsay and his name is Jeremiah and they are really down to earth.
Get this! Lindsay used to be a teacher and now she's a stay at home mom of three little ones. Her oldest is in kinder. We talked and talked.
Jeremiah does what my husband does, more or less. They talked and talked. They're going to fix the fence.
Lindsay gets freaked out if he has to travel.
Plus, I let her know it's a really safe neighborhood. It's a gated community (yes, ooh-la-la and lah-di-dah)! I didn't tell her about the time we were burglarized when we were out of town. I won't tell you about it, either. I need Lindsay to stay.
Lindsay thinks we should exchange numbers.
I can already see it. I have a new best friend! Her name is Lindsay and I'm going to be writing on here about all the shenanigans we get up to. We're going to get the mail, and wave from the driveway, and take our trashcans to the curb together. I can't wait!
Also, listen to this! My cardiologist wrote me off jury duty. This is no surprise --- he knows how I am. It's also much better for the judges, attorneys, and people on trial. Because I'm not really sure that I'm allowed to sing "Jesus Loves Me" while I'm nervous on the stand.
Completely random. I think this is where Farley would say squirrel, but can I just say that I don't really get that?
Anyways, completely random, but look at this page that we're doing next for our Pioneers unit.
I can't take any credit. My teammates did this (holla!). I'm in love with it. Here's the stationery for the writing portion of this, in case you missed it.
And for those of you who skipped all of the above nonsense, here's the graphing paper. It's lame, I know. But we're using it during centers and they can't get enough of it. I can't tell you how many times I have said dog. Well, yes, I can. Four times a day.
Surveys With Tally and Graph Animals
I have some more, but I can't find them all. And I'm too excited to look. I am going to
See you around the