Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Little Late to the Party

Okay, so August snuck up on me...as always.  I mean, I was going full speed, feeling good that in July, I was already planning units and BAM!  It's August 8th, my first teacher workday and school starts on the 15th!

So, instead of working on things right now, I sit in my classroom watching the pouring rain and deciding that after a day of meetings, I'd better do my August Currently.  Because, of course, it's already 8 days late, right? :)

So, I'm linking up with Farley instead of getting work done.  (I know, bad girl!).  Hmm...everyone probably wishes for that maid...oh, the 10:45 lunch time.  We got our schedule today.  Second grade gets the first shift:  10:45 - 11:10.  Last year, it was 11:10-11:35.  Not too bad.  Enough in the middle of the day it didn't require snack.  This year, I feel like it's going to in the afternoon.  Sigh.  I know I'll be hungry by the end of the day!!!

B2S:  round sticky magnets:  doing a math focus wall on a metal cabinet....I have learned that the magnetic tape, the one that's in the roll?  Doesn't work too well.  Even after I crushed it with several dictionaries.  So, I need more of the round magnets.  After I've bought about 3 packs from Walmart, a friend of mine pointed out that they are cheaper at the Teacher's Store.  Guess I know where I'm going this weekend! :)

Motivation:  I'm sitting here doing this when I could be working on curriculum.  I mean, it's why I spent part of July setting up my room, right?  Sigh.

Duct Tape:  With the humidity, I swear its the only thing (and cheapest option) that holds things in place.  For some reason, the colored duct tape works better.  I like the purple. :)

So, that's about it.  It's stopped pouring down rain.  We DID do something fun today in our back to school first day meeting - Geocaching.  We broke into teams and went to go find sandwich-sized boxes with predetermined latitude/longitude.  It was harder than I thought, but I think I'd like to do it with my students.  Has anyone done it before?  How did it work?



3 comments:

Fluttering Through First Grade said...

Payphone is Tammy's favorite summer song! Is 10:45 even called lunch? That sounds like brunch to us...that's early! Duct tape is the best. And, purple is a must! Thanks for sharing. :)

Christy & Tammy
Fluttering Through First Grade

Emily said...

Oh girl the humidity in my room is enough to choke a goat! I have to be very creative on how I make stuff stick. =)

Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

Megan @ I Teach. What's Your Super Power? said...

10:45?? That's crazy! I'm a new follower. Glad I found you through the linky!

Megan

I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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