It's been a long while since I've linked up for Inspire Me Monday, hosted by Create With Joy. It's a fun linkup, because people share so many different types of inspiration.I was asked to be on the Guest Creative Team at Katie Pertiet Designs, so I've had lots of GORGEOUS digital scrapbooking goodies to play with. I'm here to share a few of my creations.
Monday, October 12, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Happy Wednesday! In case you were wondering, I've disappeared because I went back to school! I'm so busy! And tired!
I have 11 students who come to school and 9 full-time distance learners. I feel as if I'm doing 2 jobs at once, and I have been logging the hours to prove it. But having real, live students in the room is SO GREAT.
This week I am joining up with Joyce from At This Side of the Pond for the Wednesday Hodgepodge. She is amazing at coming up with questions for us. Click over to her blog if you'd like to join in the linky fun.
1. When is the last time you experienced nostalgia?
I just experienced nostalgia on Saturday. My family and & I were out for a drive. Damion & I bought some sugar pumpkins and garlic. At the shop, sitting out on a shelf, there were some Hubbard squash. Near them was a sign that said, "Perfect for Pies". My dad ALWAYS bought Hubbard squash. I don't really remember for sure, but I'm fairly certain he used Hubbard squash in the squash pies he made each fall. I went through my old photos to see if I had a picture of a Hubbard squash, and I came across this gem from 2011. Seth is pointing at the Hubbard squash (the large gray one). 😊
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Happy weekend! Thank you for visiting to read about my week.
We started with our convocation on Monday morning. Usually, all three schools meet in the high school auditorium after a continental breakfast. This year...our meeting was in Google Meets. NOT the same, but it was nice to be in my classroom. A silver lining was that I could prep writing folders during the meeting.
The school has been readied. There are tents set up outside for mask breaks and outdoor lessons. Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and a few desk shields have been delivered to each classroom. There are social distancing spots all over the floors to help kids know where to stand. There are sanitizing wipes near all the copiers. My principal bought lots of cute signs to make all this craziness a little easier to handle. Our PE teacher dropped off recess supplies for JUST my class. My class is a cohort, and they are not allowed to mix with the other classes at recess.
I wrote plans for the first week. It was weird. Trying to plan for teaching in-person kids and distance learning kids at the same time was tricky. I figured it out though. (I think so anyway.... Next week will be the real test.) This image that my friend sent me sums up my feelings!
My cat missed me this week! She is always glad when I get home.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge, which is hosted by Joyce at From This Side of the Pond. Joyce is a master at coming up with great questions. I encourage you to join the fun by hopping over to her blog.
|This was taken in 1989. I was 18. Do you like my big poofy 80s hair, my rolled jeans, and my snazzy sandals? That's my first car, a 1984 maroon Ford Escort station wagon. |
I was SO THANKFUL to have it. It was an excellent first car.
|Here I am with Scruffy in 1980 or 1981. I was 9 or 10. |
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Welcome! Thanks for visiting today to read about what we've been doing lately.We continue to have outdoor, socially-distanced worship services. Here, my friend Janet and I got a bit closer than 6 feet so we could get a photo of the two of us with our matching masks. Speaking of masks, here are some new ones that I bought from my friend. School starts soon, and my classroom will probably be very hot and humid for at least the first couple weeks. I want to have enough masks so that I can switch out the sweaty one midday! (Too much information? Sorry about that. 😏)
I spent quite a lot of time in my classroom. I needed to pack away many, many books since there just isn't room for them this year. Currently, the plan is that I'll have 11 students in the room Thursday & Friday. I'll also be supporting 10 distance learners who will be learning from home full time. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays all 21 of my students will be participating in distance learning. I'm still a bit fuzzy on how to support distance learners while simultaneously teaching the kids in front of me. I guess I'll learn as I go. This is uncharted territory! I feel a little bit like a first-year teacher, even though this is will actually be my 23rd year of teaching.