It’s Saturday! It’s Saturday! It’s Saturday!
And, believe it or not, we’re going to a class about living trusts. Yes. Living Trusts. It is official. I am old.
I’m going on record and saying that it wasn’t me who made these Over the Top, Best Saturday Ever, You Wish You Were Me plans. You gotta give credit where credit is due so . . . job well done, Steve.
I wore my cute booties to school the other day . . . and they were cute until about first recess and then my feet started killing me. I made it until about 2:00 and then declared that I couldn’t do it anymore.
I can’t do this anymore, I declared.
These booties are hurting my feet, I cried.
I’m taking my booties off, I yelled.
And, not wanting to be the only one in socks, I told my kids they could take their shoes off, too.
At dismissal, they asked me to wear my booties again soon.
Piles of Paperwork.
(And Girl Scout Cookies and Coke Zero)
Plus snacks in my Lunch.
These pictures were taken on Wednesday. My teammates and I had a long planning meeting. Several times, they asked me if I could grab my Teacher’s Edition or my copy of this-or-that or did I have that thing that our principal gave us . . . and every single time, I couldn’t find what we needed.
As the meeting went on, I felt like I was losing my mind.
Where was my stuff? I always know where my stuff is. I’m on the ball, people. I am organized. I am anal. I have issues, remember?
But now I have new issues and I don’t know where my stuff is. Like, for real. I know it’s in my room somewhere, but I’ve yet to find any of it.
It would probably help if I looked for it.
My teammates said they liked this out-of-control side of me.
Which begs the question . . . what’s wrong with the other me? Hmmm.
I ordered new Converse! Yay! Can you tell which ones are the new ones? 😉
My old pair are literally (I’m not kidding, I’m not exaggerating) my old pair are twelve years old. And please do not tell me that twelve years ago you were in elementary school because I do not want to hear it, thank you very much.
So it was time. Obviously.
By the way, the backdrop in this picture is my wine fridge. This is my most favorite spot in our house next to my office. And my bed. And my couch.
I love this spot.
Doesn’t the wine fridge make my converse just look more classy?
Yesterday was Jon Jon’s birthday. A bunch of us wore our T-shirts and made a video singing Happy Birthday to him. It was a great way to start our day!
I love our staff and our spirit!
Jon has received SO MANY cards and little gifts. The outpouring of love is honestly so overwhelming. If you or your class sent Jon a card, I can’t thank you enough. I am so appreciative and I know Jon and his family are, too.
If you hop on over to my Facebook page, you can grab a freebie from this pack until the end of the day.
Or, if you’d like to win a pack, just leave a comment on this post right here with your email address. What I mean is that you don’t have to leave a comment and say anything meaningful necessarily, but I need your email address in case you win so put it in the comments, and also feel free to leave a meaningful comment if you have something meaningful to say.
I’ll pick FIVE winners tomorrow!
Have a happy Saturday (and I’ll try to be happy at my Living Trust class).
Stephanie Seigel says
What is it about kids wearing socks in the classroom? They LOVE it! We have a "Smelly Feet" coupon they can buy with their pirate coins (our school token system), and it is best-seller every week! My only rules are: they must have on socks and they have to put their shoes on to go to the bathroom, lunch, recess & specials. Come to think of it, I may have to join them, too. I think I would like teaching in sock feet some days!
Have a great weekend- hope it gets better after the Living Trust class!
First Grade Bangs
I love your blog! Allison311@bellsouth.net
No meaningful comment here, but I am impressed with the 12 year old Converse, and the winefridge and what you are doing for Jon, plus would love to win a free pack! Annie firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Marie Basden says
I enjoy your blog. email@example.com
Christine Crimmins says
Twelve years with a pair of shoes??? Impressive!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Emily Hilt says
I always look forward to your Five for Fraturday posts! Love your writing style. 🙂
Emily Hilt says
And I may have been in elementary school when you got your first pair of converse 😉
I had to do a "no shoes afternoon" last week too! 🙂 Love those mini books!
Christina Peterson says
It's always such a joy to read your posts. Thanks for being so real. 🙂 I love all your products. Christina
I seriously die laughing every time I read your blog. I love it! Thanks for the chance to win. firstname.lastname@example.org
L. Ott says
My class loves your Just Fold It books. email@example.com
Love your blog! I totally had to have an impromptu sock day last week too, it was that or wear my big winter boots all day! (Canadian teacher problems!!!)
Lori Raines says
I think we need to do a funny or fancy sock day!
Naina Sood says
This looks amazing! firstname.lastname@example.org
I saw the video of you all singing, warmed my heart! Hope the class focused on the LIVING part! Miss you!
Your products are always great! I also kinda love your posts….always entertaining 🙂 email@example.com
You always put a smile on my face! Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Penick says
I grabbed your freebie and fell in love with these books! Steffi.email@example.com
PS – Love how honest you are in your blog posts. You make this first year teacher feel better about the crazy I feel sometimes! 🙂
I love no shoe afternoons! : )
I keep good slippers in my desk drawer in case my cute shoes lose their charm. Slippers go with everything – just like my white Vans slip-ons did circa 1980. Yes, Mom, they DO look good with my dress – clearly.
I have been wearing Sketchers Sketch-Airs to school and they are so comfortable! The box claims it is like walking on 27 mini-trampolines and they have memory foam insoles. I feel better equipped to deal with my special ed students in them! My class sent Jon-Jon birthday cards! I am so glad he got lots of them!
Jennifer Katsoulos says
Don't worry, I wasn't in elementary school. firstname.lastname@example.org
annie ramos says
I almost always take off my shoes right after the kids leave. They leave at 2:07 so I can just barely make it. I wear high heels to teach kindergarten students all the time.. crazy. I've walked down to the staff room in my socks before. So, I think that's a good idea. I have thought it for a long time. I would love to have the kids take off their shoes everyday actually. then they would stop trying to tie their shoes/eat their shoelaces/eat their shoe soles during their lessons. I always stop myself from that idea because of fire drills… I love your foldable books. 🙂 email@example.com
~Kristen White says
I absolutely love your blog! It always makes me laugh. I needed a laugh after the week I have had. I also can't seem to find anything this week. Krw107@gmail.com
Mary Bezeau says
I often take my shoes off in my classroom…that's what I get for buying uncomfortable shoes! firstname.lastname@example.org
Love your wine fridge! I want one!!! Love your blog! Always makes me feel more normal in my crazy teaching adventures!!
I'd love to meet you. I'm teeny, tiny too! Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com
Would love to win those! And of course I love your blog! 🙂
Amber Grenz says
This is my first year in first grade. I would love to have this pack!
Rebecca Puls says
You have inspired me to watch the Bachelor.
And now I love Talk About it Tuesday. 🙂
Shannon Porter says
I just love all your stuff and would love to win a pack.
Stefanie Galvin says
I love mini books and your February collection looks fantastic! Would love to win a copy. email@example.com
Miss Galvin Learns
Thanks for showing your piles. I am a pile-er. I *usually* know which book/paper/sticky note/random junk is in each pile…. But sometimes it totally overwhelms me. Hope your trust meeting was fun. (Snacks maybe? A treat afterwards?). Happy weekend!
You will find me most days teaching in bare feet. My principal laughs about it. Would love to win a pack of your foldables. Hope you learned lots at your workshop yesterday. Amy
I'm so glad I discovered your blog. I love your comments and ideas. 🙂
Positively Learning says
Your chairs are SO cute! We have a major chair (the yucky school kind) shortage at our school. They break often and we're always shuffling them around because there's not enough! I'm eventually going to Donors Choose cute chairs! You need to post a pic of the cute booties! Jen
My current pair of black Converse are fourteen years old! I got them my first year teaching. New Converse are just SO WHITE, so I feel like I need to run through the mud as soon as I get them. Are you like me in that you keep your old ones even after you get your new ones "just in case"? Not sure what the "just in case" is for, but I can't ever bear to get rid of them. firstname.lastname@example.org
My biggest fear is that there will be a fire drill while all my kiddos have their shoes off!
Melissa Reed says
I love the converse! 🙂 (and would LOVE this pack!) email@example.com
Jen P says
Love following your blog and your products!!! jmcpang78 at gmail.com
You are such a cutie! And love the converse! :0)