This is a follow up to the post No Matter What . . . if you haven't read that post yet, you should go read it to put things into perspective. 😊 We just went on Thanksgiving Break. I have the whole week off and I've been so ready. I am ready to spend time with family and friends, rest, and recharge for the craziness that school in December brings. After a long, hard week in which I taught ... Read More about No Matter What – Follow Up
Remember how my house was basically under plastic? And how even our very own bubble wrap and packing materials were under plastic? Along with Steve's iPad and the remote control to the TV? It was ALL under plastic. And do you remember the smell? NO? Well, it smelled like brand spanking new paint and the fumes were killing us. Plus, when we went to sit on our couch, we couldn't. ... Read More about Our House
So I don't know if you know this, but we only have two weeks until Thanksgiving break. And next week, we have Veteran's Day which means we actually only have nine school days until Thanksgiving break. And HERE'S THE DEAL: During parent conference week, when we had minimum days, and a non-student day, and I finished up conferences by noon on Wednesday . . . well, I made GRAND PLANS. I'm ... Read More about What Did I Do This Week?
Well, in case you didn't know . . . it's November. I'm just as surprised as you are. I'm also super happy about the extra hour we are going to get this weekend. I think I'm going to use it to SLEEP. Or eat. Either one. Now that it's November, we've got one trimester under our belts. WOW. And while I have an amazing class (I really do! 🥳), the majority of my first graders are at the ... Read More about Games! Games! Games!
And you know what that means . . . It's time to reread . . . If you haven't read it yet, you're in for a treat. It will also make you feel better about yourself and your life and your teaching career. Plus, you should read the comments because then you'll feel like TEACHER OF THE YEAR. And if you have read it a thousand times already, thank you. You're way too good to me! ... Read More about It’s Halloween!
You guys! You know how I wrote a blog post all about our new (I think this is the third year now, but it still feels new) Benchmark Advance Language Arts curriculum? It's a good read if you like to watch me riding the struggle bus. 😂 Well, when we were in the process of getting our new curriculum (boxes upon boxes upon boxes of stuff), we had to turn in our old Houghton Mifflin stuff. ... Read More about I Predict . . .