Saturday, March 31, 2012

Look In My Lunch Bag Linky

I'm joining up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics to give ya'll a peek at my lunch

 Here's my lunch box.  I love it, it's cute and big enough to pack all my food in.
I'm trying to "eat clean" and I've started making meals ahead of time and freezing them.  It's so nice to be able to grab something out of the freezer the night before. For lunch this day I had sprouted rice, quinoa, chicken, peas, spinach and broccoli - yummy!

All the extras - an apple, grapes, carrots, rice crackers, nuts and berries and a flax seed/date bar thingy.
Please note - I do not eat all of this at lunch, but I snack throughout the day.  

My "bubble water", I haven't had a Diet Pepsi since the first week of January.

My kiddos go to lunch at 11:20.  My TA takes them down to lunch and then out to recess, so I have a duty free break from 11:20-12:00.  I usually eat lunch in my teammates room.  She has a fridge and microwave (there's no room in my teeny, tiny classroom).  But the day I took pictures, all my teammates were gone (one is on maternity leave, and two were sick) so I was eating in my classroom.

I feel so bad for all of you who have to eat with your kiddos, or do recess duty.  I love my duty free lunch, I need my break in the middle of the day.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Meryl Streep, Miss W and Morbid Kindergartners

Scene: My classroom, 3:20 pm.  Kiddos are busily getting on their snow gear *sigh* and packing up.  Sweet little girl comes up and says "Miss W, you look like Sophie's Mom on Mamma Mia when your face is like that." 

Ummmm, did a 5 year-old just tell me I look like Meryl Streep?

Here's Meryl in Mamma Mia (<3 that movie, I think I know what I'm listening to during pull-outs tomorrow)

. . . . .and me.  I don't see a resemblance, but 5 year-old logic escapes me sometimes.
Last Friday since we weren't in school the week before (Spring Break!)  we did this super-cute writing craftivity from the Teacher Wife.  Most of my kiddos wrote about their family or friends and how they take care of them, or play with them.  Some of them on the other hand were more interesting.

My dog because he is about to die

A bit sad, but a sweet picture and this little guy is very tender-hearted and sweet.

Then there was this one

Aunt Bonnie because she died when she was a kid

And the picture, complete with blood and grass.  (We had a little chat about how we don't talk about these types of things at school, and I had a chat with Mom as well.)

AND, because I don't want to leave you all sad and depressed, a cute one -
My family because my mommy is going to have a baby.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Just when I think life is getting back to normal. . .

it throws you a curveball.  I was all excited to blog last week about the fun things we were doing at school  but I was thrown for a loop with a situation with one of my kiddos.  I can't go into details but we are trying to figure out what exactly is going on, and we can't seem to get a straight answer from anyone.  It's very frustrating.

Here are some pictures of what we did last week,

 Putting sentences in order, then writing them using our very best Kindergarten handwriting.

I wish I could show you this kiddo's face!  His expression is hilarious, he was telling me all about Halo.

 Playing Time Match (matching digital and analog clocks)

 Our Math/Science night was Tuesday.  I ran our Kinder table so I organized my small group area in between the end of school and when I needed to set up.
It's supposed to be spring, but Alaska hasn't gotten the memo.  This was the temperature when I left for work Wednesday morning.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I don't wanna. . .you can't make me!

Well, I guess you can make me. This past week was my Spring Break and I thoroughly enjoyed not having to think about school (although I did end up working at my tutoring gig every day).

I went in for a few hours today. I have a brand new student starting tomorrow so I want to have everything ready for him (name tag, cubby label, journal etc. .) but the name I got in my email is different than the name listed on the attendance list in Zangle (our student records system). So. . . .needless to say I didn't get everything labeled.

This next week is super busy, we have Math night on Tuesday (I'm prepping and manning the Kinder table). My teammate had her baby on Thursday and her long-term sub can't start till the 26th which means a week with a random sub.

I stopped by Target tonight

Metallic sharpies, glittery ballet flats (on clearance!), pencils for my small group table, piƱa colada gum (for me) and gum for my special friend (it helps keep the thumb out of her mouth, and provides her sensory input).

Ugh. . .I suppose I should go to bed, my alarm will be going off way too soon!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Yesterday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  My kiddos are getting stir-crazy and sooooo ready for Spring Break (me too!), my TA is out this week (lucky duck is in Hawaii),  and there is drama going on with coworkers.  I came home after my tutoring gig, ate some dinner and went to bed.  The down side is that I woke up at 3:30 and can not get back to sleep!

So. . . . . . . . . . here's my Currently, I'm linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade