Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Still Busy!

Until further notice, this is my "home away from home." With 26 second graders to keep me busy, I feel like I'm not seeing much of my real home. After 10 years without my own classroom and then moving into a new classroom with an entire curriculum that I have never taught (except for a lesson here and there in another teacher's classroom) it is expected.
I'm sure it will get better and the planning and organization of all of the materials will fall into place soon. Then I may be able to have my old life back. You will probably see me then!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


My Workspace
 I'm sitting here at the Ford dealership waiting while my car gets serviced; with my laptop. I have so many things on my mind that I want to create for my classroom that I think I caused the service assistant's joke to sink like a lead balloon. He "jokingly" said that he could get me out of here in 3-4 hrs. And, I said with a smile, "Okay, I have my laptop along. I'll just work." From his expression, I guess that wouldn't be the usual response!
Free wireless, free lunch, giant diet Dr Pepper, 70's music, comfy chair, big table... Who could ask for more on the Saturday before school starts?
"Sir, please don't call me too soon. I'm busy!"

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Journey's Journey

This is Journey. Judy, one of my long time teacher friends who retired this year, got him for me for my birthday. The plan is for him to travel home with a different child each weekend. He will have to return from his latest trip before he can get to know my class. Today he embarked on an exciting adventure to the Philippines with my cousin, Glenna, who will be teaching there this year. As I write this, he is somewhere over the Pacific keeping Glenna company.

When he comes back I'm sure he will have lots to tell us!

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