Oh my Goodness! This week has been the longest week ever! Well, at least it felt that way! Thank goodness it's Friday and thank goodness it's over! Also time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for 5 For Friday!
One reason why this week was so incredibly long was that I was sick most of it :( ! I had a spider bite morph into a staph infection. The bite started to flame up a bit over the weekend, but by Monday afternoon I had a full blown fever. I had a headache most of the day on Monday, but didn't take my temp until I got home. 101.3 - no bueno! So, it was a trip to the doctor for some antibiotics and sub plans for the next day. I must say, my hubby was awesome and went down to the school to make copies for the sub so that I could stay home and rest. He is definitely a keeper!
Anyway, the sub day was a complete bust as I had 5 - yes FIVE parent calls to tell me what a disaster the day was, so I had to drag myself into school on Tuesday because I couldn't subject the students to a second day. I have a few kiddos who are a tad on the emotional side who DEPEND on structure and routine. When I got in that morning the sub left in the note the following quote, "I didn't follow your discipline plan our seating chart - it was too chaotic for me to do anything." - WHAT??? What do you expect if you don't follow the discipline plan??? And changing the seating chart is also ridiculous - I have students seperated for a reason! GRRR! Sorry, vent over... It just didn't start my week well at all! Or my students. Two of them passed by my classroom before school on Wednesday and I heard one say, "She's here! I see her Starbuck's on her desk!" ( I May be a bit addicted...)
This week has also been taxing because it is test prep time. We have our state tests April 8 - 11th so it is crunch time!
Our city received an art grant to install some large art sculptures downtown. One of the artists is making a turtle that will have tiles made by the students in our town. The artists came into our classroom this week to help make ours.
Each student made two tiles - one to represent Nevada and one to represent themselves.
Last week I asked for help voting for my school to win $10,000 to help repair our dire playground.
Well, GREAT NEWS - WE WON! They presented the check to our school this morning.
As I look through my pictures from this week, I notice that my classroom could use a little spring cleaning for sure! If only there was a magical classroom cleaning fairy! Speaking of spring cleaning, my Teachers Pay Teachers Wish List is also in need of a little freshening up - it is getting a bit too large to manage (imagine that!). Luckily for me, a few of my favorite sellers are having a Spring Cleaning Sale!