Happy Three Day Weekend!
Happy Two and Half Days of School Left! For me, anyways! 🙂
This kind of snuck up on me – how about you?
I’m not Talking About It Tuesday just because summer is coming, and I’ve got family coming, and I’m going places (as in real places, I’m not speaking figuratively), and I just really want to enjoy it without having to take notes while doing so! However, if I end up having any thoughts that I just have to share, you’ll be the first to know!
So far (I mean, it’s only been one episode, but still) I really like JoJo! She seems very down to earth, clear-headed, sweet, smart, and real.
Is her body real, though? Because she looks like a swimsuit model or a Victoria’s Secret model, and I would like to kill her so, even though I really like her, I actually don’t like her at all because I cannot relate to the way she looks in a bikini.
Or the way she looked in the dress she wore on the first episode.
As Andi, a former Bachelorette would say . . . STAAAAAAP IT.
I will say this: the Jake Pevelko portion of the night was absolutely stupid and ridiculous and if I could sit down with Chris Harrison and tell him that, I would.
Give me a break is what I would say.
Who do they think we are?
This week, I was in an All Day Leadership meeting. Our leadership team has a teacher from every grade level, plus our Special Ed teacher.
First, our principal took us on a field trip to breakfast at a nearby restaurant.
I love my principal!! She called it Breakfast Bonding. I don’t like breakfast, as you may remember, so I ordered toast and a slice of ham. Because why not?
Next, we did a little PD on how to help our language learners become reclassified.
Then we went on a Starbucks run.
Last, we calendar-ed our year. What this means is that we map out all of our staff meetings, important events, fundraisers, etc.
Then we are “let loose” to sign up for the multi-purpose room and the school library for those of us who like to have a play or a talent show or a musical or anything requiring a bigger space than our own classrooms.
And “those of us who like to have a play or a talent show or a musical or anything requiring a bigger space than our classrooms” is just about every single one of us.
And we mostly like to use the spaces in May when testing and Open House and report cards and all other mandatory Common Core This and That are pretty much over.
The picture above shows just four out of the eight of us rushing to fill in our names for use of the library and/or multi-purpose room in May.
My hair is swinging in this picture because I wasn’t messing around!! LET ME AT THE CALENDAR! GET OUT OF MY WAY!
The funniest part is that this was on Monday. And most of us hadn’t even had our special stuff in the spaces yet for this school year. And here we are already booking those spaces for next year.
Teachers be crazy. 😉
Speaking of booking spaces . . . we had our Nanny Goats play in the library on Thursday (and dress rehearsals leading up to it — which is why we have to sign up to use the space!).
Our library has this perfect stage . . . plus I feel it’s cozier than our multi-purpose room which has linoleum and it echoes. So I book the library. Plus, the backdrop pictured here is about ten years old and a couple of parents made it for us (my partner and I) and they made it precisely to fit the walls of the stage Perfectly Perfect. Which is how I like things to fit. 🙂
That bridge is about fifteen years old and I inherited it from my friend, Susan, who inspired me to do this play in the first place. Susan moved to Missouri and wanted to take the bridge, but it didn’t fit in her Uhaul. So I got lucky!
You can read more about the play HERE. You can also see where I got the play and pictures of the costumes.
My kids did so great on Thursday! About halfway through, I started getting emotional because they were shining so brightly!!! And my kiddo with special needs (who has an aide) stayed up on the stage the whole time, sang the songs, remembered his part . . . I was so proud of him! And my new student from China that speaks zero English also did the play with us and he even sang some of the words (or pretended to)!!!
It just went off without a hitch and I was so proud of them!
So I felt emotional.
And I was tired.
Or something like that.
Friday was our annual 6th graders vs. Staff softball game.
The teachers won. 🙂
I supervised the students because I am not athletic.
I told Steve that morning that I wished I was athletic because I wanted to be able to play, hit a homerun, win the game, and get carried around on the shoulders of all of my colleagues.
He said he wished it, too.
And I said but you ARE athletic!
And he said I know I am. I wish it for you!
People, I am living with a wise guy.
I made banana bread!
On a Friday night!
Because we had old bananas and it’s a three day weekend!
I added chocolate chips because I wanted to be able to eat it for breakfast and for a snack.
Have a happy Saturday!