Hi everyone!! So...*sigh*...I was a little bummed this week. My parents took my twin girls on a mini vacation to Dutch Wonderland in Pennsylvania and when they first planned this I thought, "GREAT! Yes I will miss them BUUUUUUT I can get SOOOO much done in the classroom without the constant interruptions!!" Well...all was well with the world until....the dreaded email from my secretary..."Teachers will not be able to work in their classrooms until the 17th..."
WHAAT?!?!?!?!?!!?!? But, but...that was NOT in my plan AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was mad, sad, devastated, crying, you name it! I was NOT a happy camper!
Before you say it, I know that there are teachers in predicaments worse than mine but I am still mad!!!!!!! (To those teachers-I hope that all goes well for you and that the PREPPING CLASSROOM FAIRY visits you and grants all of your preparation wishes!!!!)
Ugh...so now what?
Well, while I miss my girls, I was able to get a lot done and finish daily errands in less than 5 hours!
It is awfully quiet but I went to the beach today ALONE!!!! It was relaxing!! Music in my ears and of course, a PD book in hand!
Only on the 3rd chapter but so far, what a great read!!!!!! I wish I found this book sooner!!!!
I was also able to complete a project without too much mess (let's just hope the cat doesn't jump on them and leave little red cat footprints everywhere)
I purchased the original letters to spell READ in my library from Michaels and I was hoping to find the word LEER in Spanish but every time I went or no matter which one I went to, I was always short a letter. So next stop, Joann's Fabric! Bingo! Cardboard letters that I painted RED (Red is my Spanish language color). Yay!! I was able to create this for about $14, including paint and brushes. While it doesn't match my color scheme, it is something that I can use for YEARS so that is why I chose the red!
Also, on Periscope I watched Aly from Just a Primary Girl make crate seats!!! She is so creative and great at explaining things for the artistically challenged, such as myself. (I print out pictures for my anchor charts-can't draw *hangs head in shame*) Check out her amazing blog by clicking the link above to see pics of her classroom!!!!! I LOVE her colors!!!!!! =)
To those teaching already-You are amazing!!!!!
To those planning or prepping-Good luck!!!!!!!