This was a week.
A WEEK, I said.
This post will be slightly different from my other Five for Fraturdays.
That is because nothing happened and because everything was due yesterday.
So I do not have five pictures to share because most of my week was confidential. It's like I'm a secret agent or something. Except I am not.
But sometimes I pretend I am and I try to eavesdrop on my kids' conversations to find out what's cool these days because I want to be in the know. You know?
Friday was the last day to submit supply orders for the year. FOR THE YEAR.
Which means I had to start thinking about August now so that I could have the supplies I need before school starts. That, my friends, is nearly impossible because I can barely think of what's happening tonight much less what's happening in AUGUST.
And, when I think too much about AUGUST, I start to get a sick feeling because it will be a new school year, and the summer will be over, and my kids will be babies who don't know my routines or my schedule or anything, and then I'll see my firsties walking all-straight-like in a line in second grade and I will want to cry.
So thinking about August is just not healthy for me. I doubt my doctor would recommend it.
But I did it. First, I had to figure out how much money I had left in my supply budget because I didn't keep track. I intended to, but things like live, actual children got in my way and took priority. It just couldn't be helped.
Luckily, I'm as sweet as pie and candy to our supply secretary (who also has other jobs but, clearly, supplies are the most important) and she was more than happy to tell me that I had $129 left in my supply budget.
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINE DOLLARS!
EVERYONE! LISTEN! GO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET!
I am sad to report that after I added and subtracted and regrouped and erased and started over and finally totaled my order, I had nine cents left over from my $129. Nine cents! That's a travesty, I tell you.
I should have planned better.
My Reflection of my Professional Teaching Goals was also due on Friday.
This is where I reflect on the goals I made way way way back in September.
Of LAST YEAR. I mean, it was 2013 for heaven's sake.
I was pretty sure I'd met all my goals.
And it didn't mean a thing that I couldn't find my goals or remember the tiny details about them. I knew the gist.
They were all about the Common Core.
And by golly, I met them.
So I wrote a bunch of flowery stuff about how I basically just rock.
Our pinks and blues were also due yesterday.
Do you have pinks and blues?
Sadly, it has nothing to do with Cadbury mini eggs. :(
It helps us build the classes for next year. Each student has a pink or blue sheet that we fill out with pertinent information. Pink for girls, blue for boys. Isn't that so cute? Isn't it even cuter when you write a girl's name on a boy's sheet and fill out the whole kit and caboodle with reading, writing, and math grades, as well as behavior and parent volunteer information, and language levels, too, before you realize it SHOULD HAVE ALL BEEN WRITTEN ON A PINK SHEET?
Yes, that's just so cute, too.
Well, as you can imagine, it is a labor of
hate and procrastination and thistakestoolongkillmenow labor of love and takes a long time. It takes an even longer time when you had over a month to complete them, and you wait until Thursday. Night.
But I wouldn't know a thing about that. Nope. Not me.
And then, when you think you're done and you're ready to turn them in, you're told you have to add the little pictures that generally go into the cumulative folders.
But now they're done.
Ain't no big thang.
Awards for third trimester were also due yesterday.
I told you.
I told you everything was due yesterday.
Who feels sorry for me? Raise your hand.
I agonize over our awards. AG-O-NIZE.
I want every kid to get one whilst in first grade.
It's much too complicated now that we have 32 kids and not enough awards.
Don't get me started.
And yes, I do class awards and all that jazz, but it is not the same.
It is not.
Wait. You got me started.
I said not to get me started!
The best news of all about this week?
Absolutely none of that matters.
Yesterday was Good Friday.
We have the hope of Easter.
I am so thankful.