Thanks to all the teachers who linked up last week. I read each of the posts and loved seeing what you were working on both personally and professionally.
Last week I was so focused on blogging, I blogged every day! This week, well other things seem to be the focus! So here’s what I would have said on Monday for Me Time…And it’s What I am Working on personally…
Now to say that I love working out, would be a big lie! As a matter of fact, I kinda hate it! So… many of my blogging buddies have joined this “get healthy” life style inspired by my good friend Rachelle at What the Teacher Wants. She has also started a fitness blog, For Blogness Sake. They are all looking so good! Now they will tell you that they are doing this to be healthy, not skinny, but I bet none of them mind the weight loss they have seen! To be quite honest, I want to be thinner! I know healthy has to be the real goal, but I will take skinny! So….Megan and I have started. We have printed out our 12 week calendar that tells us what to do each day and we are finishing our first week. I know a week isn’t very long, but it’s a start!
So that’s the Me Time that I am working on! Now, what about Family? What am I working on there?
Of course you all know that I am crazy about my Matthew and my Brody! Megan and I keep Brody every Monday and Wednesday while Ginny is finishing her masters! One more week and she will be done! This week on Tuesday I had my 3 littlest nieces and nephews. Who knew that you could have so much fun with some old badminton racket puppets. I sat them out earlier in the week to give to Ginny to put in her Home Living Area for her prek class. It was hilarious watching the girls hide behind the trees and bushes and make their character voices. We had a little play time in the water table and a shopping relay with an old shopping cart from my classroom! They spent 30 minutes pushing the cart up and down the driveway while I told them what to go and buy. I would tell them what to go and buy. They had to push the cart to the car, “buy” the food, push the cart back and tell me what they bought. Could they remember what I sent them for? You can tell they don’t eat Brussel sprouts at their house! When I sent them to buy those, along with a few other vegetables, they came back with “pretzel plant”! We almost died laughing!
And finally, what am I working on professionally? The biggest thing is….I am getting ready for VEGAS!!!!! Can you believe it is in just a few weeks! I hope lots of ya’ll are coming! I have two new sessions that I have never done before: One on Word Mini Lessons and one on differentiating your small groups during math. I also spruced up some other sessions with lots of new ideas! You HAVE to come! It is the best professional week of your life! No kidding!!!
We are also working on getting things ready for Megan’s Open House.
We used the items from this pack to get ready.
We collected all the folders and ran one copy of each of the letters we will need. Megan will wait until she can get in her building to run off all the other letters to go in the folders. The covers are editable, so we will wait until we get her list to type in the names.
We printed, laminated and cut out all the props for the “Photo Booth”. We also attached the sticks to the props with a little hot glue.
We went ahead and ran the copies for the treat bags and the parent treats. We picked up the supplies at the Dollar Store and Target Dollar Spot to stuff the bags. We still need to glue the tags to the scrapbooking paper and add the raffia bows.
We reproduced the pieces to make the craftivity and collected all the parts needed. Still need to pick up some paper clips to add to the front of the scrapbooking paper.
BTW, for those who asked, we are working on making the ABC’s of School and the scavenger hunt editable. Give us a few days and we will have that ready. Then, you can go to your “My Purchases” and get the updates.
So that’s what I am working on. What about you? Grab the button and link up!
Kim is a retired kindergarten teacher! She taught kindergarten for 30 years and now works as a national presenter. Now that she is retired, she spends her time volunteering in Megan's room. When she isn't working at Megan's school, she loves to garden and spend time with her family. She and Andy, her husband, have two children, Megan, who is married to Nick, and Tyler, who is married to Ginny. They also have a beagle named KT Ann. Megan followed in her mom's footsteps and is also a kindergarten teacher. She loves building relationships with her kiddos and their families. When she isn't teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is married to Nick. They enjoy all the GA sports teams! She and Nick have a miniature dachshund named Lily Grace.
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