Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!

That should say....I'm having one of those months!!!

Busy doesn't even begin to describe life lately! I am so ready for my 4-day weekend coming up...:) I love this time of year....4-day weekend on October, then Veteran's Day in November along with a whole week off for Thanksgiving, and before yo know it, it's Christmas break and two weeks off! It does make for a long spring though, especially April and May with very little time off! None the less, I am totally ready for some time to chillax!!! How about you? Anywho, random is what this post is today....I think I just needed a few minutes to de-stress before I resume grading papers and entering grades....BTW, I strongly dislike report card time and parent conferences! I especially dislike it right now since literally everything is happening at once and I have no time to complete it all. I love sponsoring my son's senior class, however, it takes an enormous amount of time during certain times of the the next 2 weeks...homecoming! 
We are doing a "Back in Time" overall theme and our seniors chose Stone Age. We are going with a Flintstones theme and it is super cute, but man is it a LOT of work! Skit practice, banner, and float, not to mention, my Dakota made the Homecoming court as a King nominee! That means a new outfit for me since I escort him during Bear Growl the night before the big game! I'm also a glutton for punishment and am doing after-school tutoring 2 days a week for an hour and a half. I have 7 4th and 5th graders, and although they are good, it is just more to do and keep up with. I know this will all calm down soon, but right now, I feel like I am going to spontaneously combust! 
I think I need to read this.....LOL!

Well......if you're still with me, I am sorry about my rant! I'm just soooo tired, but it's all good! I will make it through...:) So, I thought I would share some pictures of some new things in my classroom and a few changes since the year started. The first one is a picture of my Class DOJO reward system. My kiddos absolutely love Class DOJO and in all honesty, so do I! It has been such a positive addition to my classroom. Sorry about the glare!

Next up are some pix of my room....

Well, you aren't going to believe this, but on top of everything else happening, we got a call late evening yesterday from my husband's aunt saying she thought we needed to take his mom to the hospital. She was having some pain and tightness in her chest and her blood pressure (usually normal) was sky high! I was literally in the middle of this post when I got the call! So, needless to say, we rushed to get dressed and go get her and take her to the hospital. We spent a looong and miserable night trying to sleep in uncomfortable, hard, little chairs. I had to find some things online on my phone to e-mail to my fellow 5th grade teachers this morning so they could have copies run for the sub to have something to keep the students busy today today. I am so thankful for awesome lessons and worksheets found online in a pinch! I am so mentally and physically exhausted, but I still have to finish putting those grades in that I didn't get to put in last night! My hubby brought me home a short while ago. He got a shower and went back to be with his mom while they continue to tun tests and try to find out what's going on. I have got to work's our long day....parent conference night. I feel like I have been hit by a truck! daughter and mother-in-law are ok, so life is good and I am blessed! 
Hope you are too....:)


  1. Love the graphic! I just e-mailed it to my teammate. Every Wednesday we have no planning period (we get 2 on other days instead) and every Wednesday we feel like that cat looks. :) Happy Fall Break to you!
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

    1. LOL....I've definitely been feeling like this cat looks lately! Have a great weekend!



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