Sunday, September 29, 2013
Autumn is finally making it's way into the Nation's capitol! I am so ready for big, cozy sweaters and hot cocoa. September has proven to be a very busy month at my school. Things have been mixed up and we are just trying to get a hold of what is going on. My Honors students are just now starting their novels (Fences by August Wilson). I spent about 3 hours today creating reading schedules for them. October is such a great/bad month. I love Homecoming week and Halloween but we have about 4 days that we miss this month. Plus English teachers have the Paced Interim Testing (PIAs) meaning we miss another 2 days of teaching. All in all I am pretty excited about moving onto Unit 2! We read The Bluest Eye and I am curious to see how the students interact with the text. I also can't wait until I try my Literature Circles! I also have to miss majority of Thursday because I am attending the Student Government Leadership Conference, since I am the 9th grade sponsor. I am also in charge of the Pep Rally and I could really use some ideas about what games/events to have at the rally. Please let me know in the comments below!!
In other news, the bf and I might be getting a Boston Terrier puppy this coming weekend!! Look at this little booka booka:
I can't even contain my excitement!! If we get her, I will definitely be posting a bazillion pictures of her next weekend. I cannot wait!!!
I will be updating when Farley posts the next Currently and after my Leadership Conference!
Monday, September 2, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Hi All! These past two weeks have been I-N-S-A-N-E. Pre-service week was godawful. The district had all elementary school teachers in our building from Tuesday to Thursday. This wouldn't been a huge deal if they weren't using our classrooms!!! Every time we were given time to go work in our rooms, we had to work in the teachers lounge. It was just horrible. I refused to go in over the weekend, I needed that time to spend with my boyfriend and just to relax before the craziness of the first week. I stayed late on Friday night and a few nights this past week to get those few last things done.
The first week was pretty good! I was more nervous about meeting my 12th grade class then my 9th graders. They are so much older and so much closer to my own age :-p. I turned out well though and I am really excited to dive into some of my favorite books with them.
I wanted to link up, a day late, with MIss Nelson's "Saturday Snapshots" party. I really like this idea and I hope that this can be a linky that I use every Saturday. Check out my snaps below!
Did some pilates, took a shower and then looked in the mirrow...HOLY CROW IS THAT A CYST?! I am pretty sure that is either a bug bite (ew) or a huge pimple (double ew). I even had to call my mom to ask her, that's how freaked out I was. I have never had a pimple that big in my entire life, if that is what it is.
I created some mailbox labels for my boxes. Last year I had little ones and I really wanted them to stand out and be cute. Even our older kids need some cuteness sometimes. I especially love the little monsters :-p. Does anyone else find that making labels for stuff is really therapeutic?!
Classroom labels for myself, my roomie and a friend's room. Going to laminate these on Tuesday and hang them up in our windows.
Please go link up so I can see your pictures!! Please let me know how you like the labels down below :)