Happy Saturday!!! We started off our weekend with dinner out last night, and then drinks with friends at a different restaurant afterwards. It was one of those nights that was spontaneous and random and fun — two more couples happened to be there so we joined tables and borrowed chairs, etc . . . we were out on the patio because it was a beautiful night and there was live music playing, too. It was fantastic! BUT . . . it was a Friday night so I was home and in bed by 10pm.
This is my life.
My nephew, Jake, turned 18 last week (I cannot believe it) and he went skydiving! We were told not to get to the place until about 12:30 and then my sister texted about 11:00 and said things went faster than expected and his plane was taking off in ten minutes. So Steve, my parents, and I missed the whole thing!!! 🙁
I think that skydiving expert looks like me so let’s just all pretend it is and act like I’m a daredevil.
We met for lunch afterwards. 🙂 Jake said he would do it again in a heartbeat.
So maybe I’ll get to watch that jump!
Well . . . I am no longer eating Paleo unless you count the ribs and green beans that I’m going to have for dinner tonight.
It was nice while it lasted.
Lori at Teaching with Love and Laughter posted this on her Instagram and I BURST OUT LAUGHING. Which was kind of an inconvenience because I was snacking on Halloween candy at the time.
I added some Just Fold! Mini Books to our Writing Center this week. My kids were all about them and even made some during Fun Friday! SUCCESS! I am not even folding them for my kids — they are doing it themselves so there you go.
One of two complete sentences is just fine . . . right? I mean, it was Fun Friday. I see a capital and a period so I am as happy as a clam. And just look at that phonetic spelling.
We have two outstanding custodians at our school. I mean, we have lucked out in the custodian department. Thursday, our afternoon custodian was out so we had a sub. I walked in on Friday morning to this:
That is trash on my desk. TRASH. I guess the substitute custodian wanted me to see that my first graders did not do such a great job cleaning the floor like I asked them to do.
I showed my teaching partner, Laurie, and we cracked up! She said I had to put this on Five for Fraturday. We laughed and laughed. We’re giving the sub the benefit of the doubt . . . surely, he meant to throw it all away.
I mean, right?
We took our District Math Assessment this week and it was BRUTAL. BRUTAL. And not because of the actual problems and concepts covered . . . just that it was long and then longer and then even longer. I never thought we would finish. So the next day, as a little break and a reward, I busted out Jennifer’s Directed Drawing pack and we had some Skittles and Art time.
Because Skittles and Art go together, don’t ya know.
And that was my week! Next week, I have Parent Conferences. We have minimum days all week (dismissal is at 12:30pm) and no students on Wednesday.
It is perfect for the week leading up to Halloween . . .
And how great is it that Halloween is on a Saturday this year?! It’s just like I planned it!
? I LOLed at the diet thing and my husband is all like "what?" So I read it to him and he LOLed. Good one, needed that, thanks! 😉
Angela Harwell says
I laughed out loud too and then read it to my husband (since this is totally how my diets go!)
Love it Kristin!!
Ha! A (very former) janitor used to leave all the pencils he found on the floor in the middle of my nice clean desk every night. You know, the chewed, broken, pointy-on-both-ends, eraserless pencils. Blech.
The current one just sweeps EVERYTHING out into the hallway and gets rid of it. Puzzle piece? Game marker? Brand new unsharpened pencil? Carefully printed/cut/laminated math center piece? Gone.
I'd almost rather have the trash on my desk in the morning. (Almost.)
Carolyn Kisloski says
Your kids' printing is beautiful!!! And so is their drawing! And I am so relieved about the diet… as I sit here looking at my empty bowl that just had some Wavy Lays in it… fail.
That diet comment was just what I needed and the trash on the desk….. priceless… wonder what he thought you were going to do with it? Totally get what you mean when you see a period and a capital letter… at least he/she only had ONE period.. I looked over one of my little guys writing last week and he had a period after every word… kindergarten, right? 😉
My thought was, "Is that ALL the trash your kids left on the floor?" If so, that is WAY better than what my messy class does. The custodian should thank you! I get my kids to be "human vacuums" sound effects and all, and it still looks terrible. I always apologize but our custodians are so great about it.