It's August already? Whaaaaaaaaaat! I'm not ready. I'm not ready.
Today I am linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthy CURRENTLY party.
This is what is going on right now...
Listening: My husband is bathing the girlies. I can hear Sponge Bob playing on the bedroom tv.
Loving: Ya'll! Do you know how expensive pointers are at school supply stores? I can afford to buy ONE. Ha! But a few hours ago I saw my girls playing with a cardboard rod from the bottom part of a hanger. You know, the kind you get from the dry cleaner when you get pants cleaned? Well, we have a ton of those because my husband gets his dress shirts, slacks, and suits dry cleaned. It just hit me - there's the pointers for my classroom. I can wrap ribbon around it, or paint it, or whatever. To find inspiration for the actual pointer I started walking around my house and I spotted an Elmer's School Glue bottle. I think I will paint or otherwise decorate empty glue bottles and insert the carboard rods into the bottom of the bottles. Maybe I'll glue jewels or something on the bottles. Who knows. The orange twist top will be the actual pointer. It will look a teacher's wand! This is on my to-do list for tomorrow. I'll post it about for Monday Made-it.
Thinking: I took the girls out of their former daycare for the summer. My neighbor left her teaching job to pursue her dream of opening a childcare center. The original opening date was mid-July. I was going to put the girls in this new daycare at the very beginning of August so I could work in my classroom, attend trainings, go on a few lunch dates with my hubby, hit the gym...BUT...the opening date has been pushed to late August! My neighbor has graciously agreed to keep the girls in her home when I have to go back to work until the center opens. While I trust her completely, I feel a bit guilty about her babysitting so many days in a row. And, I have mom guilt about wishing the daycare were open so I could have a little ME time before school starts back. You know how that is!
Wanting: This is my first year in first grade. I have a trillion questions. One of my fears is that a parent will ask me something at Open House and I won't know the answer!!! I doubt the rest of my team, more seasoned first grade teachers, are in a hurry to start planning and discussing the upcoming year, but I feel the NEED. If I were still teaching sixth grade I could get in my room two days before school started and be ready to go. I'd be totally relaxed and chillin' right now.
Needing: A neck massage is sounding really good right now...and if I win the lotto I can afford one!
B2S Must Haves: Since I've never taught first before, I had to keep my answers pretty general. My bladder needs informed that it will not be going to the potty at will for much longer. And, me and my sixth grade teaching friends really need to get together before school starts!!!
See you Monday,