I know it’s not Talk About It Tuesday but holy cow, did you see Part 3 of the Real Housewives of Orange County!? Oh my word. I tried to watch the Miami Housewives after that, but it just didn’t compare. At all.
At all, at all, at all.
Today was a good teaching day. One of those days where you feel like you actually taught. And the phone didn’t ring and the door didn’t open and you didn’t hear stories about how this girl’s mom’s ring is lost and they’re in trouble because it’s always in her jewelry box, but it’s not her fault because she’s pretty sure it was a different ring that she brought to school to show everyone.
That’s what I’m talking about. Just a good, no interruptions type of day.
Anywho, I’m coming to you tonight from the kitchen bar. However, there is no alcohol in front of me so the bartender is either late or fired.
I’m coming to answer some questions I received about my Classroom Tour.
1. Where did you get the stools?
For the love of Pete! For the LAST TIME, I got them at . . .
Just kidding! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my stools and I could talk about them all day.
Except there’s one problem. I don’t think they’re available anymore where I got them. I got mine from School Outfitters, but they’re no longer on the website which is really quite strange and makes me feel uncomfortable because maybe I took the last ones and I am a Greedy Gus.
2. Can I bribe you to make me a banner with my name on it?
I’m up for anything. Money, Nutella, wine . . .
3. Where did you get your cubby liners from? (and) Where can I get or make some like that?
Well, I got the construction paper from the supply closet at school. Although we are NOT allowed in there so I had to place an order for it. Some months we get 50 cents per kid and some months, we get a WHOPPING 75 cents per kid and then I go hog wild and order construction paper AND pencils! Man, I feel like I could do a whole post on our supply budget, but I will stick to the topic. Unless you ask me a question about our supply budget and then I’ll be happy to answer.
As far as the labels on my cubby liners go, well, I created those. I opened up Power Point and created some shapes and inserted some digital papers and viola! I had to cut it all out and glue it on and measure properly and laminate. And don’t ya know that I made two sets? With the first set, I told myself not to wait for a class list. Just make them and then sharpie the names.
But I couldn’t do it. Even though I like my printing, I just couldn’t do it.
So I typed the names and remade them. Because I am a Loony Tune AND a Whack a Doodle.
4. I love your white curtains. Where did you find them?
Well, if this question doesn’t beat all.
I obsessed over these curtains, people. I used to have yellow but I was told they didn’t really “go” with my lime green/blue color scheme. Okay, not told. Just hinted at. Just heads tilted to the side with a concerned look and a maybe not face.
So what color? Lime green? Blue?
I searched. And then I stood in the fabric aisle of Joanne’s for about an hour or three and took pictures and sent the pictures to my friend, Heather, who tried to help me.
And then I left. Empty handed. Because the lime green fabric was so . . . it was so LIME. And not in a good way And the blue fabric was so dark. And I like cheery! I AM cheery, goshdarnit!
So Heather and I went back TOGETHER and we got white fabric. Plain white cotton fabric from Joannes. And you don’t need to know how much it cost because that is neither here nor there.
I took the fabric to school. Measured the height of a window. And cut.
I was skerd.
But I cut.
And then I stood up on a stool or a counter or a desk or whatever was near and I stapled the fabric AS IS to the top of the window. I just folded it over every so often and made pleats.
I don’t sew. I don’t craft. I was lucky to tie the ribbon on those bad boys.
And that is the story of my curtains.
Four questions? That’s all?
I thought there was more. Shoulder shrug. Maybe I had no clue what to blog about tonight and I made this up.
I don’t know. I’m not saying.
PS My favorite comment of all was from Kristina Armstrong:
“I mean what the hello kitty do they think is going to happen with something hanging is going to spontaniously combust while we are teaching that great unit on FRACTIONS!!”
That’s been my new saying the last couple of days. What the hello kitty?!
I cracked up!!!! 🙂 Thanks, Kristina!