Well, Friday’s already here! I have decided I am voting for the candidate who is instituting a four day school week. Does anyone know which presidential candidate that is? And where I might volunteer to call strangers up on the telephone to support this well-thought-out platform?
Before I left school today, I was gearing up for Monday. As I always do. I cannot leave school without knowing what I’m doing the next day. Or being prepared. This comes in handy on days like today.
Let me tell you what happened.
I sent off my All About Me books to be laminated at our Instructional Resource Center. IRC for short. That’s where I get my laminate for 10 cents a foot that everyone was all abuzz about earlier this summer. We have laminate at our school, too, but it requires a good ironing afterwards, and I’d rather iron clothes. Well, that’s not true, but the one time I tried to “fluff up” unsealed laminate in the dryer, it didn’t quite work.
To make a long story short, (and not longer, as I tend to do) here are the bullet points. Literally.
- I had to drive across town to the IRC.
- Then drive in the opposite direction back to school.
- Before going to my classroom, I stopped to make copies in the workroom.
- I heard my name on the intercom.
- Apparently, I signed up to be on a committee that I forgot about.
- And there was a meeting.
- Right then.
- I went to the meeting.
- Then I had to go to Recess Duty.
- I picked my kids up from the playground and we all unlocked the room together.
- I do not like that.
Hence, I got ready for Monday before I left school today. Hence. What a funny word.
We will be reading the Big Book, “To Be a Kid” in our Houghton Mifflin curriculum.
Not really one of my favorites.
BUT . . . the strategy next week is Question.
First, I will introduce Quincy, the Quizzical Questioner.