What a week! My para was back this week (THANK GOODNESS), but this week was still rough. I'm sure it was for all of you whose celebrated Halloween this week! I forgot how EXHAUSTING the week of Halloween can be! As a result, I ended up developing a witch of a cold (teehee), and by Halloween night, I was in full-blown infected mode. I ended up calling out on Friday (which I still feel terrible about) and lounged on the couch all day in and out of a pharmaceutical drug-fueled coma. I was supposed to go to a Halloween Party of a former coworker on Friday night, which I was so excited for! I had my costume ready and everything, even "trying it out" for warmth on Halloween night. But, alas, I hung my costume back up until next year...boo.
Well...that's all in the past. Let's talk CURRENTLY!
Listening: Today is a beautiful Autumn day in Boston! The last few days, though rainy, have been unseasonable warm. Today, we are blessed to have the perfect Fall weather - mid-60s, light wind, crisp air, and sunny weather! Couldn't ask for a more perfect Saturday if you ask me. Well, I guess if I were healthy and able to enjoy the weather by actually being outside, and not just next to an open window, that would be a more perfect Saturday. Still feeling blessed :)
Loving: GRIMM!!!! I'm so excited that Grimm is finally back! I've waited for what seems like ages (really, months -but that's a long freaking time!), and just when I stopped thinking about it, BAM! It pops up on my DVR. w00t!
Thinking: So, all of you have read my rants recently (or maybe you've been smart enough to avoid them). I've come to the realization, last night while laying in the steam of the shower attempting to smoke out my cold, that my situation is not going to change until I do. I've been having a poor attitude about everything related to work lately. I've no desire to be there, and I fear it's obvious. This last week was no different, even having my para back. I was misled into the idea that all would be better once I had my extra set of hands again. Well, of course it's not! It's not her and her absence that was the problem. It's the system in which I am apart of. It's the ongoing lack of support, guidance and compassion. Me complaining about it isn't going to change a thing! I need to buck up, take action, and remember why I became a teacher in the first place!
Wanting: Who couldn't use a new wardrobe? With all of the fabulous colors, fabrics, and styles, I can't help but scrolling longingly through Pinterest, getting ideas for cute fall outfits that I don't own (yet). If any of you are feeling so inspired...take a peek at my Pinterest boards devoted to making me stylish. Christmas is just around the corner...
Needing: I should've changed this to "A kick in the rear!" I have my wake up call - now I need to put it in action! Read "Thinking" for more information.
A Yummy Pin: I blame all of you for my obsession of cuteness! I couldn't just post the pin - I had to create an adorable Recipe Image for you all to have too. Ya know, because I have time for that.
|Fonts: Mrs. Leeby & Fonts for Peas; Graphics: The 3am Teacher, Mr. Magician, The Graphics Fairy, & Angie Makes|
Here's the original link. This is exactly the same recipe - I didn't change a thing. I just like to make things pretty. All the credit goes to theKitchn.
Here's the final product - an entire week's worth of delectable breakfasts!
|Picture courtesy of theKitchn|
I've also linked up with Susan at Thank God It's First Grade! for her What's Your Schedule Linky.
*Note: I teach 2 different grades in the same classroom - so often during academics, I split the groups and work with one, while my para works with the other. Sometimes, I don't have that luxury and we do whole group lessons. Also, notice that on Thursday, I didn't include a time for snack or classroom business (AKA morning meeting). On Thursdays, because we are so jam packed with specialists and specials, we don't have a time in the schedule to meet as a group (bummer). The students do have snack, but they just have it during Social Skills time.
It is certainly an art to schedule a classroom of first and second graders, while making sure to provide Inclusion Time for the students are able to do so during academics. It's an art form I have yet to master...
Oh, and be sure to check out my newest product uploads on TPT! I've been a busy bee!
A compliment to my Winter Synonyms Match-Up... one for Antonyms!
Speaking of Synonyms...I've updated this packet to include a recording sheet, an additional match up, instructions for additional uses, teacher prep, and directions.
And, coming soon...
That's all for now! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!