Monday, November 5, 2012

The One With November Currently

I'm a little behind on doing this but I didn't want to miss a currently.  Here it is:

LISTENING:  I love listening to Pandora Radio.  I have it currently on my quick mix so I get a good variety of music to listen to.  I have the Pandora app on my iPod, Droid, and on my blue-ray player.  I love it!

LOVING:  The weather is finally cooling and the leaves are changing colors.  What's not to love!  Plus, Starbucks brought back their Salter Caramel Mocha Frappacino... Yummy!

THINKING:  I have so much stuff to do for school but I keep getting distracted by blogs and Facebook.  Luckily, I will be off Facebook until Thursday.  I'm tired of the politics and I  will be off of it on Wednesday because I won't be able to deal with the complaining about who ever becomes president.

WANTING:  I need someone to clean my house... but for free!  LOL  I don't have the time really to keep it clean.  I love cleaning (I'm weird like that) but I'm so exhausted at the end of the day.  I just want to relax... in a clean house.

NEEDING:  I need a new phone.  My phone SUCKS!  I hate it.  I really want an iPhone.

MUSIC:  My class is hooked on this song.  We have been learning about telling time to the hour and half hour.  I give them all clocks and they watch the video (can be found on YouTube  and match their clocks to the time the song specifies.  They love it.  We listen to it everyday!

Okay, I guess that's it.  I probably should get something else done.  Have a great night!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The One With Halloween

Man, this year is just flying by.  It has been a crazy time in Mr. Michelbook's classroom.   We had a district inservice on Monday, our district walk-thru on Tuesday, and Halloween on Wednesday.  I, of course, get majorly sick on Saturday and so that didn't help with the crazy week.  One Wednesday, I started losing my voice and didn't want to call in sick so I suffered through it.

Let me tell you losing your voice makes teaching extra difficult.  On top of it all, the kids were wound up because of Halloween.  Glad to report that I got my voice back today so everything is good again.  I slept with a humidifier and gargled with salt water.  Oh, and ate Ricolas like crazy!  I still have a slight cough but I can deal with it.

We don't allow our students to wear costumes to school (not sure if everywhere does that now) on Halloween.  We decided to make it our Red Ribbon Week so we can have spirit days for the kiddos.  Wednesday was crazy hair day and I was still feeling poopy so I didn't get my hair did for it.  Most of my kiddos did, though.  Here's some pictures of the cool things they did with their hair.

 The student with the clock (toward the back) had his hair in spikes and it was green and black.  His parents then stuck different foam stickers to each spike.  It was really cute.

The one above is actually one of my former students but I loved his hair that I had to take a picture of it.

One of my students' parents also gave me this cool Halloween gift.  She took a Diet Mt. Dew and a Hershey bar and put a Halloween dish towel over it to make it a ghost.  She then added eyes.  I thought it was really cool and creative.

For a non-school related update, my significant other and I have finally started the house shopping experience.  We applied for our mortgage last Saturday (still waiting to here back on approval) and are looking at a bunch of houses tomorrow with our realtor.  Wish us luck!  Maybe you will see us on House Hunters!  LOL

Well, just thought I would give you all a quick update.  I need to get some stuff done for school and continue working on my Dossier (which not much has gotten done with it).