|My classroom right after I got it set up. It doesn't look this clutter-free now!|
We had family photos taken and this psychedelic picture is one of the "artistic" photos that our friend Tim did. I absolutely love it. I also love that I have a J.O.B. and can afford to have family photos taken. Hallelujah!
Our first "just us" project for the year.... Re-Creation of The First Thanksgiving. I rely heavily on the 5-7 teacher to pull us through all-school projects, and this was our first project that was independent of them.
|We learned that the first Thanksgiving was a political gathering and that the women were not actually invited to the table.|
|The women probably ate "behind the scenes" somewhere, behind the houses or inside, but we just set up a separate table.|
|This is our representation of a Wampanoag shelter, as they built their own shelter for the feast.|
|This is a pilgrim house.|
|Children's activities included leap frog|
|They might have played Blind-man's Bluff also.|
One student researched the men's activity of Log Throwing. He gave a demonstration using a carpet roll cardboard tube for his log.
I guess it is the blog I posted the day that I accepted my job. I am so, so grateful. Read about it HERE.
I've been hunting around and trying to locate a favorite and honestly, it is a waste of time. I am more of a "user" of Pinterest.... I usually go to the site and then download what I want and if I download it, why pin it? Or bookmark the site. I do have some good pins, but there's no one favorite. Most of my pins are education related but I did pin a gluten-free brownie recipe for my gf daughter, which you can see here.
These pajama pants are sort of Seussical and a little psychedelic and super, super soft. My para and her son (my student) gave them to me for Christmas. I have been wearing them all day long.
I give up. I can't think of anything, which doesn't mean that there is nothing new in life or even that I don't have a fave, but my mind is seriously blank. I even did some blog-stalking in search of an answer, but to no avail. I haven't tried Stitch-fix yet. Hopefully soon.....
Favorite restaurant..... we usually go to Applebee's because there are some foods my gf child can eat, but I really like steakhouses. I like Longhorn Steakhouse. Lately I have been enjoying Montana Mike's Steakhouse. Really what I love at Montana Mike's is the rolls.
I have recently given in and started watching Sons of Anarchy and I am hooked. But my FAVORITE is Parenthood. I am so broken-hearted that this the last season. I feel like the characters are real and like I KNOW them, they are my friends, they are like my family.
I don't go to the movies very often, but I did go and see Need for Speed with a friend and we liked it. I think Aaron Paul is very charismatic.
Hmmm.... I don't really adore any of my clothes right now. I think my favorite article of clothing is not a so much one article. I am loving scarves right now. I love how you can take an infinity scarf and add it to a tired, well-worn outfit and it is all new again.
Oh. my. goodness. So many! Here are just a couple!
And a couple more:
"Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
"Not my circus, not my monkeys." and really the way I heard this one first was.... "Just because the monkey is off my back, doesn't mean the circus has left town."
That was my fourteen! Hope you had a wonderful year and don't forget to hop over and read about everyone's year!