So, I'm trying to slowly ease back into my beloved blogging (especially because I'm up next on Megan's custom blog design list!!) with Teaching Trio's new and PERFECT Sunday linky
3RW is off and rolling (I'll share some things we've been up to later... hopefully...) and now I want to get partnerships established for read alouds now that we've started our first chapter book of the year. Also, I'm trying to control my control freak nature and allow students to sit around the room during independent reading. I've got enough sit spots/pillows/rugs/bean bags for about half my class at a time to sit on the floor if they wish, so I need to set up a system and intro that this week. Lastly, I've only got 5 hands-free whisper phones and they are a hot commodity right now. I want to get a rotation with that (along with get some more from my EL coteacher) so that I don't have to deal with that anymore.
I hate grocery shopping. That is all.
I like to write my morning messages for the whole week ahead of time and then just tweak them each day if something changes. It really lifts the crazy out of me come 9:00 am. It also allows me to be more purposeful with my morning message, as we've started to learn about the parts of speech through it (again, more on that later... hopefully...)
2I love to take pictures of students to post in our room to remind them of expectations. I've got to make our new take a break signs and turn and talk signs. I also started the Best Part of Me project with them this past week and need to get their photos developed so we can finish those puppies and get them up in our hallway!
I don't know what it is about me, but I suck at meal planning. And unfortunately, my husband isn't any better. This would lift such a burden off of me to have meals laid out for the week- especially lunches. Ugh.
1It's been a very long and hard past week. I've been battling a nasty cold all week and I found out some very heartbreaking news on Thursday about my grandfather and his cancer. When I'm at work, I can often put those things behind me because the kids really do demand all my attention (as they should), but when I get home after a long day and have a pile of things to accomplish, I just don't have the motivation or energy to do it. And this upcoming week won't be any better. I literally have meetings everyday this week either before or after school (sometimes both) including our first ever Parent Night presentation on Thursday. I'm grateful to be able to come home, put on my comfy clothes, and just curl up in this lovely fall weather while I try to calm myself. I'm trying really hard to try to take better care of me so I can be the best for my students, my husband, my family, and my friends... I'm not always the best at that.
I should have put on there that I hope to blog more this month- but if I'm honest, it might not be until later in the month... depends if that thing called time decides to stick around a little longer. :)