Sunday, August 29, 2010

Here's My List

I can't believe we have been in school for two weeks now!! It's funny how I seem to be getting in a grove, but instead of leaving at my targeted time everyday, I am usually staying 1 1/2 to 2 hours after school!! And I don't see that changing much in the future. There just seems to be a lot to do right now.

I thought I would use bullets to show a few highlights of my week.

- Survived the first 2nd grade birthday of the year. I never knew cupcakes could be so messy!!

-Attended my first F.A.C. meeting. Lots to learn.

-No recess for two days. We had an excessive heat warning.

-Dunkin Donuts taste really good at 7:30 in the morning!

-Slowly but surely I'm getting better organized at school.

-You never really appreciate air conditioning until you don't have it!!

-Attended the fall women's kickoff at church.

-Five Guys has replaced In -N- Out as my favorite hamburger.

-Literally found $20 outside my front door.

We have had a pretty good weekend. Yesterday I ran several errands before having dinner with my brother. I stopped at Bath and Body just to buy some soap and found they had all of their fall scents out. Oh my, they are wonderful! I truly believe that fall is the best season. There was also a freak rain storm last night in Phoenix that caused a 69 car pile up. We can upon it about 10-15 mins. after it happened. I have never seen anything like it. I'm just glad we were not part of it. That would have really dampened the night!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. September starts Wednesday!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week One is Done!

I had a great first week of school! I'm really loving 2nd grade. I just hope I get to stay in this grade for awhile and not be moved around. I guess time will tell. One of my lovely homeroom mothers came in on Friday to stuff our Friday folders. It was a huge help for me. She was so sweet and brought me in a lemonade from Starbucks and a homemade goody. I really appreciate her kindness.

The MOTH (man of the house) treated me Friday night to some delicious pizza from Streets of New York. It was so good. I was either really hungry or that was the best tasting pizza I have ever had! Either way the leftovers tasted pretty good on Saturday too! We walked around Desert Ridge for awhile, but I was so tired I could not wait to get home. I'm hoping that is not a sign of my age, but rather completing the first week of school! ha

Saturday morning I went with my brother to take his new cat Marco to the vet. If anyone has cats only, I can not say enough about taking them to a cat only vet. We have found a great place in Scottsdale that we feel does an excellent job. Marco is a very sweet cat that seems to adjusted well to his new home. He is one lucky cat!

Last night we had a wonderful dinner at our friends Jason and Laura from church. I'm going to have to get her recipe for salmon. It was fantastic! We had a great time playing games and enjoying each other's fellowship.

And added bonus to our Saturday evening was a very nice rain shower. I'm not sure at this point if it cools things off or not, but at least the plants had a nice drink.

I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday. I need to start getting ready for church.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Survived the First Day of School!!

Wow!! I can't believe it has been over a week since I blogged. I guess school has kept me pretty busy. I have had a great start in 2nd grade. I was wondering if I would remember how to work with 7 year olds, but I guess it's like riding bike. You never forget. I have 23 students which is very nice. I realize how fortunate that is. I can only hope it stays that way. They are very sweet and excited to be at school. Tonight was parent orientation. My 2nd grade team is so prepared. They already had a power point presentation prepared which made it very easy talking with the parents. One parent told me that their daughter said this was the best start they have ever had in school (Ok..I know they are only in 2nd grade, so they have not had many first days, but still).

I think I will sleep good tonight. It's raining!! I love the sound and smell of rain. And when you have not seen a drop in months it's pretty sweet thing. Hopefully it will help cool things down.

This is all for now! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Last Weekend Before Heading Back to School!!

I spent a few hours here on Saturday cleaning my room. It was totally a family affair!!

Can't pass up on great sales!!

Seriously the best salsa ever!!

I got a chair and a little table for my room here.

Looking forward to a busy week! Just have to remember to set the alarm!!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Let the Countdown Begin

Let the countdown begin. I'm down to my final days, hours and minutes before I go back to the life known (at least from August to May) as teacher. This last week of summer has been very busy, but fun as I have been able to spend time with friends, work in my classroom and watch few good movies.

This morning I dropped off a load of supplies at school before heading out to have lunch and watch a movie with a friend. I'm meeting with the 2nd grade team tomorrow and didn't want to make tons of trips from the car to my room. After spending about 45 mins. at school, I headed over to Laura's house. We watched Anne of Green Gables and enjoyed a yummy lunch of roast beef wraps. I really thought I was at the movies. She had all the snacks you could imagine (of course without the movie theater price)!! Thanks Laura for a fun afternoon.

We saw the movie SALT last night. It was pretty good. I'm not a big Angeline Jolie fan. However, I would see a sequel. And yes there will be one! I think I have seen every movie I wanted to this summer. We love going to movies in the summer!

My cousin posted some pictures of her classroom in Kansas. She did a really good job putting her room together. In fact, I like it so much I asked her to run by the store where she bought a few particular items and get some for me. I told her I was not above stealing or I meant to say borrowing some of her ideas. I can't wait to get them in a few weeks.

I guess it's time to go to bed. 7 will be here before I know it!