Hooray for a THREE DAY WEEKEND!!!!
Who’s excited? I am SO EXCITED! I feel sort of like a puppy running around just for the heck of it without a care in the world. But let’s be clear. By running around, I mean sitting on my couch and watching the hubby make me some coffee and cinnamon rolls while I peruse Pinterest and blogs and all other manner of social media.
Disclaimer: I did not take a lot of pictures in my classroom this week. That does not mean I didn’t teach.
It means the opposite.
It means I taught so hard that I could not take pictures. It doesn’t mean that practicing lining up quietly and closing our textbooks quietly and learning how not to add one more sound effect after we have stopped a Dr. Jean cheer isn’t exciting.
I painted that.
And, NO, it wasn’t Paint By Numbers, thankyouverymuch. My husband actually asked me that. When I said no, he said, “WOW!” and was quite impressed. To which I replied, “I KNOW!”
This was a fun Girl’s Night Out (except we were IN at my friend’s house) and there were 15 of us. We each brought an appetizer and a bottle of wine and we had some non-alcoholic drinks for the pregnant peeps, too.
And then some professional artist man taught us how to paint this. It’s called Tree of Life.
However, I call it I Am An Artist Even Though I Was So Stressed The Entire Time And Wanted A Pencil In Case I Made A Mistake And Why Can’t We Have A Pencil And This Is So Hard And Wait! I’m Behind! You’re Going Too Fast! And Can I Please Have A Refill?
It was so much fun. I highly recommend it. Stress and all.
I started the week with a doctor’s visit. Except I never got on the bed with the yucky paper.
Instead, I sat in a chair and learned that I have osteoporosis.
Excuse me? I said.
Say what? I said.
Of course I do, I said.
Yes. It is true. I am, in fact, a little old lady which is what I’ve been saying all along.
Don’t even ask. I have no clue.
I am taking calcium pills now. With Vitamin D. Except they are not pills. I am taking caramel chews which taste just like candy and I have to be very careful not to have an overdose.
Miss Murphie. She was stressed over how to play with both the yarn ball and the basketball. It was definitely a predicament.
I just love her.
She is such a good good girl!
We had a Staff Development Day yesterday (no kids) and our principal took us on a Field Trip.
I love my new principal!
We went on a trip in order to see where our kids who ride the bus live. Would you believe that some of our kids have to board the bus at 7:20am and are on the bus for more than an hour before they get to our school?
It was eye opening. I won’t say too much else because of confidentiality and all that.
Then we went to BJ’s for lunch. Provided by our principal. We had pizza, salad, and soft drinks or tea (as much as we could eat or drink!) and then went back to school for some SIOP training.
SIOP. Which means something super important. Like Seriously In Over my Pretty little head or something like that.
Today, the hubby, my parents, and I are heading to San Diego to see a baseball game! GO DODGERS! We are spending the weekend there and I cannot wait!
Have a safe Labor Day weekend and be sure to check my Facebook page . . .
Mrs. Mody says
Have fun in San Diego! That's where I live so if you need any restaurant recommendations, let me know!
You crack me up! We are currently practicing not adding any extra step to the GoNoodle brain breaks… because, well, if GoNoodle thought that move was necessary they would have added it in 😉
Angela Furgal says
Very cool of your Principal to take your peeps on that field trip. "You don't truly know someone until you know their memories." Your crew has a much better idea now.
Tell Murphie that our lab can put both his frisbee and his tennis ball in his mouth…Jealous much?!
Glad to hear that your meds are tasty. Just keep poison control on speed dial in case of overdose.
Enjoy the 3 day weekend!
You are such a great lady! I'm sorry about the news from the doc! But I'm glad you have a great principal! Keep up the great work!;)
Miss Kindergarten says
Have so much fun at the game!!!!
Miss Foote says
Oh SO jealous you can just drive to a game:-) I like your acronym for SIOP better than the original!
I like your disclaimer. I should have put that on my blog too! I'm so busy teaching, running around, and trying to keep everything together that I don't have time for pictures. That is awesome that your principal took you on a field trip. Our principal always says "walk in someone else's shoes" and this is a great way to do that. Side note-I would fall asleep every day on the way to and from school if it was an hour long bus ride. That's tough on those kiddos. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Rambling About Reading
Lovin' the way your principal thinks! Awesome idea!
Jen R says
I know…. hardly any pictures now that I teach 1st grade!! this is NOT like teaching 2nd grade. lol
Amy Mello says
Love the painting party! Might have to try it. Also love the field trip. We have a new principal too. I am sure it helps with perspective.
Ms. W says
We were at the Padres game last night for the Trevor Hoffman induction into the Padres Hall of Fame 🙂 Such a great game!
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