What a whirlwind!
I sure can tell that we are getting ready for a break, and I am glad it isn't just me!
It's like the minute Thanksgiving is over, they are in CHRISTMAS MODE! I think if you have an elementary student, it should be a law that you cannot decorate your home or talk about wish lists, you may not send out Holiday Greetings, and you cannot DVR ANY Christmas shows until your child is home for the Winter Break!! And they must go through "Holiday Detox" before they can return!
Now don't get me wrong, I have 7 and 10 year old sons, and a 15 year old daughter- I am not a Grinch- although one of my girls actually "told" the Tattle Monster that "Mrs. Quarles was bossy today!" -did she think I wouldn't recognize her handwriting?!??!?!?
I am just a little grumpy- which is totally not me.....ok, maybe I get a little grumpy sometimes, but normally not with my class.
There is just so much going on in our building right now- we've got Secret Santa, Dibels Benchmarks, AR kick off, Penny Wars, T-shirt sales, Super Sentences, evaluations, and oh, yeah....we do this thing called "teaching" sometimes!!!!
We did have a great time with Leslie Ann's Elf Pattern (from Life in First Grade) the last two days. I have had a mom help me out. They all wanted to take them home, so I made a deal with a few of my girls and asked them to make another for me to use outside the door during recess.
That is another thing that is killing us- INSIDE RECESS...with the way the weather is, they could be in the 2nd grade before they get out there again!!!
Many of them LOVE anything that they can make, so that keeps them busy. But they need to run and play- (I know, I am preaching to the choir here).
Oh, and then the rolling croc bag that I really really really want from Franklin Covey is on backorder til March!!!! Boo hoo!
My evenings have been consumed with getting quiz #s for AR.( Our school hasn't had it in over 10 years). I have all of my 942 books logged and categorized in librarything.com....was able to export into an excel....but I still had to look up the quiz numbers...and now I am trying to remember how to merge doc and excel for my labels....I am almost there...I have to do some cleaning up on the Excel.
I don't know if you can use it, but I will put the EXCEL and the Labels up here this weekend. I just think it would be easier for them to type in the number to take a quiz vs typing in the title.
I need something good to happen~ but I better not get my hopes up- because I agreed to go door-busting shopping with my mom and sister this Saturday....it is over 48 hours away and I am already bummed about having to wake up early! I better get AWESOME thank you notes for whatever I buy on Saturday! AND they better let me pick my present out! (Do you ever do that with your family, and then you say "Oh, just wrap it and I'll act surprised!")
On a happy (funny) note, we went to O'Charley's for dinner tonight and we have to pass the Waffle House to get there. The u and the e were out....So yes, there was a building full of Waffle Hos! ha ha! I said it out loud before realizing that the only hose my boys know about is the one we hook to the sprinkler!!! So they didn't get it, but we laughed. And then my youngest said, "What if the W was out? Then it would be the Awful House!!" hee hee!
Even funnier, my daughter had to get these stoppers put behind her front teeth with her braces.....and she can't say anything with an "s" without sounding like Sylvester the Cat!! So of course, we have been asking her questions where the answer includes "s" words!!! It's the small things, really....
I leave you this evening with another happy thought:
Tomorrow is Friday!
Tomorrow is Friday.