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?