Sunday, May 20, 2012

Great News!

Long time, no post-I know! But, I have a good reason...the Monday after testing, I got engaged!!!  My boyfriend popped the question a few weeks ago, right in our living room! It was the sweetest, simplest proposal, and I LOVED it!  So, as you can imagine, I haven't really had my head in the bloggy arena-let alone on teaching.  But, I'm back in my head again, so I'll try to focus on the task at hand-finishing up the last 4 weeks.  Yes-4 weeks left!!  It's going to be the longest 4 weeks, too.
We have Open House this Thursday, and as usual, I'm scrambling to get stuff up.  I am just NOT into work lately.  Does anyone else feel this way?  After testing, shouldn't the year be OVER??  Anyway, I'm going to try and enjoy the end of the year.  What do you do the last few weeks of school?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Testing Begins

So, as I had said, we started our state testing today.  I totally flailed this year, (not that I've done anything before), but I had this great idea to give my kids a little something to "pep" them up.  As I was in the check out line at Trader Joe's, I saw their Organic Pops, just sitting there, screaming at me, "You can do something with us! Buy us, lady!" So I grabbed a container, and went home. Hmmm...what to do with these things? What little saying can I put with 'Pops'??  I wracked my brains, and it wasn't until this morning at 5:00 AM, that it hit me! "Stay calm, the answers will POP into your head!" But, how to give this in a cutsie way? Ladybug's Teacher Files to the rescue! Thank you Kristen! She had mentioned on one of her awesome files, so I went there, downloaded oodles of borders and clips, and I can up with a cute little idea for my little darlings! And they loved them! Here's a picture of what I put on each desk before they came in to class this morning: