I apologize for being MIA, but I've been busy!
Christmas break had me like
and this week back at school had me like
so I had no time to blog. Really.
I spent my Christmas break traveling all over the Southeast to see friends and family and spending all of my free time catching up on my sleep or Gilmore Girls.
I had every intention of doing some school work, to at least get planning done for the first week back, but I did nothing.
Not a thing.
It was great.
NEW YEAR, NEW ME
Just kidding! I like me. My only resolution is to make more time to read.
In other words, books > Netflix sometimes.
However, 2015 will be bringing some major changes!
This happened today!!!!
I loved meeting everyone so that we can be friends in real life now!!
I am terrible. We did a whole Flat Stanley Christmas project (blog post coming soon) and to wrap it up I promised my students that I'd take Stanley home with me. The plan was that I would return from winter break with pictures of Stanley and I on vacation, yada yada.
I'm ridiculous, I know.
WELL, I accidentally forgot him at school. I don't think Stanley's feelings were too hurt (nor were mine) but I knew that my kids would hold me to my promise. So instead of pictures of Stanley and I on vacation, I showed my students a slideshow of pictures of Stanley making himself at home at school since I left him there on accident.
I wish I could go swimming in a pool of candy.
Stanley's living the dream.
We started letter writing this week. It has been so much fun and I love how our writing program (Being a Writer) has organized the unit. Students' first assignment was to write a letter to the teacher explaining what could make our class better.
7-year-olds are SO FUNNY.
Then the kids had to write letters to each other.
Watching their excitement reminded me why I do what I do.
Enjoy your weekend!!!