Welcome to my week!
It was a tad crazy with Picture Day and Indoor Recess and subs (oh my!), but I smile thinking at all the progress we've made since the beginning of school.
Progress, not perfection, friends!
(See the post HERE on my Instagram - let's be friends!)
In my effort to continuously strive to recognize all the AMAZING things happening in our room, I started a VIP table this week! I bought some cool supplies (like, smelly markers and twistable crayons) and some seat cushions for the table before talking to the kids about expectations.
We talked about if you have a love letter written to you at the front of the room, you have access to the VIP table for that class period. My two classes loved it! And I loveeee spending the first few minutes after school writing my love letters for the next day. It ends the day on SUCH a good note!
Plus I've already had kids talk about how they hung their note up in their room. :)
Snag the freebie printable I use to send love notes to my kids HERE!
All I'm going to say is it's October, and this freebie has been saving my behind making test prep more, ahem, disguised.
Anyone else do this activity?
So much fun to introduce that "strange word schema," as my fifthies put it.
We talked about Pioneer Woman cookbooks, five chapsticks, a Sonic receipt ("Ms. L asks for extra ice!!"), a University of Texas dog jersey, and swim equipment.
Buuuuuuuuuut, it's all fun and games until you find the pictures of you setting up for the lesson.
Regrets: teaching the fifthies how to use the class camera.
I totally plan ahead on food.
It makes life that much easier for me.
And easier to avoid daily Sonic runs.
(Picture from my Instagram - let's be friends!)
I love making my adult "lunchables" on Sundays.
Like, every Sunday.
And I love planning my weekly meals for the week. I document it online, if you want to peek. I find that I'm much more chill if I make time to cook and eat good food.
It's my favorite way to decompress from school.
Except for swimming, of course.
Because sometimes, not even food can get that one thing out of my head.
It's my continuous quest to be that balanced teacher. ;)
And lastly, my drawers wanted to remind you --
(Bottom six drawers are how I organize my copies. The top two drawers are how my Morning and Afternoon class turn in assignments. Labels found HERE. Full classroom tour HERE.)
Happy weekend, y'all!!