Saturday, October 19, 2013

I'm an aunt!! Well, for 5 months now..

Okay so I didn't JUST become an aunt...My sister had her first little guy last May, but my life has been nothing short of busy since then.  Something about being an aunt is super exciting.  It's like being a teacher.  You get all the benefits of being around kids (the fun stuff--get messy, be silly, help them discover the world around them). Then you get to hand the child back at the end of the day and go home to relax by a fire with a good book and a glass of wine (or like my fellow Californians...walk to the beach) :) 

Isn't my little nephew the cutest?  I laugh every time I look at this picture and the look on Josiah's face!

It's now been 2 months since I've seen him (you know how crazy the beginning of the school year is!) and I'm counting down the days until I get to see him next!  (2 weeks!)   So not exactly school-related,  BUT I get one blog post to brag about my nephew right?!

Hope all ya'll's Octobers are going great! 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I'm back!!! with a FREEBIE!

Okay so we all get busy...but I have been EXTREMELY busy!  I think we get a Christmas break just so that we can't complain when we get back and things are hectic, rushed, and full of events, short weeks, etc. (Did I miss anything?)  

Not only does my birthday appear on the list, but I've had everything from preview days (observed by prospective families,  Kindergarten Roundup, Lutheran Schools Week (full of activities and no time to get things done!), Open House, Social Sciences Fair, etc. Whew!! I've also been trying to get services for one little boy in my class and it has definitely been a challenge...especially being in a private school.

My sister is also expecting her first baby and there is a BEYOND ecstatic auntie right here!! :)  I can't help but ask people with babies where they got their strollers, carriers, blankets, etc....I've seriously gone off the auntie deep end!  :) I now am neck deep in planning a shower for her.  Does Pinterest know I have NO time to do creative things for it?!  I seriously think its sole job is to taunt me! LOL.

Okay the rant ends....and if you've made it this far, I also wanted to touch on one thing teacher-y and leave you with a freebie. DID I JUST SAY FREEBIE?  

Our favorite little guy in my room just so happens to be a one-eyed, green jokester named MIKE.  Mike Wazowski that is.  This character from Monster's Inc is one of our "Take Home Friends" (or class mascot as some call it) that the student of the week gets to take home for some mischief and mis-adventures.  My kiddos count the days to when they get to take him home during their special week! :) Enjoy!