Saturday, August 31, 2013

the first five for friday of the 2013-14 school year

I am exhausted!  It does not matter how much preparation I (or any teacher) does over the summer, I can always create a To Do List for the beginning of the year approximately three and a half miles long.  We had a week full of in-service training, meetings and room prep time this past week, and our kiddos start on Tuesday.  While my room looks ready, who knows if I'll ever be ready to begin this new year!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share my Five for Friday this week on Saturday to go along with the busy, busy, busy theme.  And to add to it even more, we're going allllllll the way back to two weekends ago to share!  I have disappeared lately!

On August 17, my lovely, lovely grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  We went to a new casino to eat dinner with most of my family, where I was carded getting in and told I look like I'm twelve.  Anyway--it is such a blessing to have these two in my life and showing Mark and I a grand example of a committed, slightly dysfunctional marriage.  I adore my grandparents--they're a fair mix of loving, crazy, giving, one clown short of a circus people.

Last weekend, we celebrated my Pap Pap's 91st birthday.  I'm willing to bet that my grandpa is cooler than your grandpa.

I've been working very hard at school getting everything ready.  The kindergarten class and my class are going to be doing a modified version of the Daily 5 that we're calling PILOT time--super excited to get this started, but there is so much to get ready!  I also painted a beehive for my new job chart, simply because I was too cheap to buy the $12 one at the teacher store.  I'll be posting a full classroom tour sometime next week--I completely forgot to take pictures on Friday before I left!

We've gone to a couple more Pirate games and have watched quite a few more on TV.  While they're not quite playing well every game, they're doing well enough that we are finally in first place again.  We saw Garrett Jones hit his 100th home run last night!  Scooter and Mattie have been watching a lot of games cuddled up with us as well.

Lastly, I finished C25K again this past week--I started back at Week 4 when we got back from Disney World and now, I'm officially moving on to the 10K Trainer.  I'm running my first 5k race in October and hope to continue my training so that I'm ready to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February 2015!

I hope that everyone has a relaxing weekend and holiday--enjoy the last few days of summer!

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