Hello! Happy Saturday!
I did a little work this week for school! I know, I know. I’m sorry to all of the teachers who turn their brains off for summer. I can’t help it. My brain never turns off. I’m pretty sure I still think about school, and ideas, and activities when I am sleeping, although I haven’t yet had the scary back to school nightmares this summer, thank goodness.
Anywho, my teammate, Laurie, came over and we made some letters using my Silhouette Cameo. I am getting pretty darn proficient at making letters on that machine, but that is all. And I mean THAT IS ALL. I have also only used card stock. I bought vinyl, but I’m sure it will be another couple of years before I try making anything with vinyl because that’s just how I do things.
She made some phrases such as “DREAM BIG” and “BE KIND” and then I finally finally finally re-did “YOU ARE LOVED” for my classroom. I already had it, but when I went to hang it up in my classroom, the letters were too big for the space and it wouldn’t fit. Don’t you just hate that? It would have fit, but the darn EYESORE in my classroom got in the way. If you don’t remember my EYESORE, please read THIS BLOG POST. You will feel better about yourself because I literally LOST MY MIND over an EYESORE and I still feel a bit traumatized from the entire thing.
Back in April, when I tried to hang up “YOU ARE LOVED” and it didn’t fit, I measured the space so I would know how much smaller to make the letters. And I had every intention of re-doing it right away and getting it hung up before the year ended so I wouldn’t have to do it over the summer, and then the end of year craziness began and never stopped until the last day of school, so here I am. Believe me, I also know how fortunate I am to be able to leave up all of my bulletin boards over the summer. I really don’t understand why people have to take everything off the walls for summer. A wall that is staple-able just doesn’t seem like a wall you could actually clean with cleaners. I’m just saying. Maybe I shouldn’t be saying it. Maybe you want to come in and inspect my walls for germs. Er.
Here are my other phrases if you need a reminder! 🙂 These all fit PERFECTLY. Except I still need to lower an R and maybe a T, but that’s just me.
I started working on Listen and Learn Activities for 3D Shapes this week! I finished up 2D Shapes before I went to Florida, and had all these grand plans of working on the printables for 3D shapes whilst in Florida, but then hello? I was in Florida. I was way too busy sleeping, eating, beaching, walking, exploring, eating, floating, and vacationing to do that. I don’t know what I was thinking. I brought my laptop and only opened it twice. Once, I opened it to blog, but the Wi/Fi was slow and I gave up. The other time I opened up my laptop, it was to prove to my mother-in-law that she is, in fact, on my Christmas list, and I don’t know why she isn’t getting my Christmas cards, only to discover that she is NOT, in fact, on my Christmas list at all. To my utter horror and embarrassment. Don’t even ask me. I don’t even know. I DO NOT KNOW, I said. Stop looking at me like that.
So with all of that said, here I am, ready to work on a couple of more 3D printables today. On a Saturday. Because I already have the picture idea in my head for cubes and rectangular prisms so I feel compelled to make them. It’s a thing.
I am SUPER excited to be working on more Math Listen and Learn resources because they are going to come in so handy this school year!! Plus, my kids absolutely LOVE math every single year so I know these will be a hit during centers, whole group, small groups, etc. I will post the link when these are ready. 🙂
Julie, Christina, me
Christina, of Mrs. Winter’s Bliss, was in town this week so we had our annual Glen Ivy Spa Day! We have kept up this tradition for at least ten years now and it is always one of the highlights of my summer. Christina and I have been friends for 17 years, long before TpT was even a thing. Christina and Julie have been friends for even longer than that, Julie lives down the road from me, and now she even works in my district. These girls are awesome friends!
We always start out by eating breakfast at Panera. And by breakfast, I mean a Cinnamon Crunch bagel with Honey Walnut cream cheese, of course. Then we head to Glen Ivy where we float in the shallow pool. It’s only a foot and a half deep, and when I told Steve this, it led him to make a joke about how I can stand up in it and have my head above water for once. Oh ha ha ha, I’m laughing so hard.
We then order a peach Bellini. It’s what’s for brunch, people.
After talking and talking and talking, we take a break for lunch. The food tends to be a bit healthy (it’s a spa, I guess) so we always share a cookie and some sort of candy that they have available at the check out for some sort of expensive price because they are not stupid, and they know we need something sweet after a healthy lunch of kale, and that we will pay an exorbitant price for that something sweet.
Then we get back in the shallow pool and continue on with the business of talking.
Afterwards, Christina and I usually grab dinner or hang out at my house so she can avoid traffic. This week, we hung out at my house and I got provisions for some cheese and meat and stuff. When we went upstairs to shower and rinse off all the sunblock and chlorine, Steve got down to business and prepared . . .
THIS!!! I KNOW!!! Not pictured was a super delicious honey that a student gave me (his uncle owns a bee farm!!) and some stone ground mustard. Steve encouraged us to slather a cracker with mustard, honey, a slice of cheese, and a meat . . . and I am here to tell you that it was HEAVEN! I ordinarily don’t even like mustard, but the combination of the honey and the cheese – I think I need to eat some for breakfast today!!
Cheese, meat, crackers, wine – it’s pretty much one of my favorite dinners. I love it on Friday nights.
And how great is my husband?! I am so thankful for that guy! I have no idea how my cheese platter would have looked, but I’m pretty sure I would have put the blocks of cheese out with a knife and left it at that. I am not domestic. Nope.
So, I’ve been thinking.
I know, watch out!
And I’m really trying to figure out a way to blog more often. Or about just one thing.
For example, if I took each of these five things from this post, and blogged about each one separately, I’d have five posts for that week.
Sometimes, one of my five become super long. And I feel like it needs to be its own post.
And other times, I don’t even have five things to talk about for the week. I might just have three.
I don’t know.
I’m just thinking.
If I changed things up, would you still come and read my posts if you knew that it’s still just me sitting here typing out a bunch of words? Would it bother you if it was a shorter post? Or a longer post about just one thing?
I have been doing Five for Fraturdays for so long that I feel nervous about changing it up, but in all actuality, it used to be a link up with Doodlebugs Teaching, and she doesn’t even do the link up thing anymore.
I really don’t know. It’s just sometimes, I want to blog and tell you something on a Tuesday, let’s say, but I make myself wait until Saturday. Which seems dumb when I think about it.
Thoughts? AND BE HONEST.