Monday, November 2, 2009

Go ahead, make my day.

Things that made my day:
1. I sent out an email to parents asking for donations of cups, napkins, juice, and donuts for our Egypt Placemat Breakfast on Thursday (they had to read a book about Egypt and make a placemat with five facts from their book On Thursday we are going to circulate and read each others while eating breakfast). I have had seven parents volunteer to bring items. Love it!

2. The kids did a decoding Hierglyphics activity that was actually pretty challenging. I was going to go over it at the end of the period and half the kids who hadn't figured it out yet yelled, "NO!!!!" because they wanted to figure it out themselves. The room was abuzz and they were SO into it.

3. I was getting observed by one of my assistant principals today, and I coughed, like once. He asked if I was sick and if I was drinking tea. He then left my room, went to his office, and made me a cup of tea and brought it back. Seriously.

And it's only 11:15am. :)


  1. Hi, I just began reading your blog and it's really great so far from what I've read. I'm actually still in college, in my final year, and majoring in Elementary Education. I just began my own blog, and would love if you could check it out. It'd be nice to get feedback and tips/advice from an actual teacher.


  2. The placemat - breakfast idea is just so inspired. I'm in awe.

  3. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting the other day! My husband works for a company whose global headquarters are located in Germany. I'd like to say I ended up teaching here because I was so inclined to seek out a position in another country, but I was just lucky to find a job when my husband got transferred. I am at an international school so all of the instruction is in English which is great. I am really enjoying the middle schoolers so far. I always pictured students at that age to be difficult and sullen with raging hormones, but I have met some very polite, very intelligent and well spoken teens!

    Nice to "meet" you!