Sunday, September 29, 2013

Where did September go???

It seems each month is busier than the previous month. There's no slowing down in sight. I've been so incredibly busy at work lately. A lot of my home life has been neglected the past 4 weeks. I decided there is only so much I can do in a day and when it's time to go home, IT'S TIME TO PACK UP AND GO! The worst part is, I'm so exhausted when I get home I have no patience with the people that mean the most to me!

 I went out for Dim Sum today and here's my fortune from my fortune cookie - you know I only keep the good fortunes!
It's a keeper!


I was introduced to this Ipad app Thinking Blocks recently, which is also available online.


 It reinforces building models to go with word problems along with labeling items correctly. I find from working with students that a lot of the time they aren't even reading the problem at all. 

I'm hoping that now that October is around the corner some cooler weather will soon follow! 



Monday, September 2, 2013

Currently September

Happy Labor Day! I'm joining Farley's linky this morning from Oh' boy 4th Grade!


My teenage daughter has been watching BBC Dr. Who since Friday night on Netflix. It's been a Dr. Who marathon all weekend! I just love those British accents!

Last night was the first night I slept 8+ hours straight in I don't know how long. It felt good! So far this school year has been one crazy school year! I feel like the minute my feet hit the school parking lot grounds, I'm off and running and I don't stop until I force myself to go home. The past four days have been the first four days since school started that I've been healthy! It started off as a cold and turned into a middle ear infection. I've never had a middle ear infection EVER! I never took any time off from work during the whole illness and I've been one tired puppy!

So the first long weekend with no plans other than some R & R and I get home from work Friday and the air conditioner in my house is BROKEN!!! I live in Sunny Arizona, remember?? It's HOT here! Thankfully a family member has a portable air conditioner not being used and my parents live near by. I've been hanging out at my parents house until night time and all of us are sleeping in the living room with the portable air conditioner. It should be fixed tomorrow!

My love yourself spot is self explanatory. I really need to work on the sleep one!

Wishing everyone a restful day off!