Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Little Late to the Party

Okay, so August snuck up on 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?


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!


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