Hey chicks and peeps!
Today was wonderful!
Let me rephrase.
Today became wonderful when 12:30 hit.
Until that point, my kids were basically unraveling. I’m pretty sure these half days make my kids think we’re on vacation. Or headed in that direction.
Or they’re just taking advantage of me because they’ve clued in to the ear plugs I’ve started wearing because I’m too worn out to go through my bag of tricks and make them stop talking.
And, anyhow, I can’t find my bag of tricks.
So . . . it was a bit of a rough day, but nothing that ear plugs, sunglasses, and wearing a hula hoop (You can’t get any closer than this hula hoop – don’t even try, I said a million times) can’t take care of.
Besides the kids acting like a major holiday is just around the corner (I sure haven’t told them so I don’t know who did!), the Curriculum Cops have been out in full force.
As in, every single day this week. Like clockwork.
Today, we were just about to
stomple all over each other to get back to our seats while talking to one another at the top of our lungs to transition to our seats when I saw a cop through my window.
Rather than show off how wonderfully managed my transitions are, I thought I should show off some Heidi songs.
Heidi songs have saved my life.
I put on a sight word song (“have” to be exact, from the cd below) and we were singing when the cop entered.
The cop smiled. The cop was IMPRESSED. I could tell. I know these things because I’ve been pulled over a lot.
So I had to play another one.
We sang “come” from this cd:
That one’s kind of long which is why I played it.
It worked – the cop left.
I have Heidi’s cds on my iPod which makes it super easy to find the songs I want. I alphabetized them and also put them in weekly playlists to match our curriculum words . . . I’m telling you, Heidi is BRILLIANT.
She has all kinds of cds – not just sight words.
She sent me this one to try out: