Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Letters // NF Text Giveaway

Happy Monday teachers!

With report cards around the corner, the classroom stresses get a little more overwhelming.  I'm definitely feeling it, as you can see from my desk this week!  

Anyone else feeling like this is your life right now?
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And of course, it's time for our Monday Letters!  

Dear Classroom Floor, I apologize for all the crayons that were ground into you today.  It was apparently the only thing that calmed our sweet friend whose anger was off the charts.  Thank you for providing a calming, therapeutic effect... Even if the beautiful crayons had to suffer.  {Time to repurpose some crayong pieces!!}

Dear Beautiful Weather,  I am looking the cool/warm combo we've got going on.  Scarf and boots in the morning?  Please!  Short sleeves in the afternoon?  Bring on the suntan!!  Please don't go away Southern Fall :)

Dear Bottle of Wine, Big Bang Theory, and Purple Pen,  You're about to make a daily presence in my life as report cards come tumbling up all too soon.  Thank you for always being there for me as I grade 3,928 pieces of paper that I've procrastinated over for the past few weeks.  

Dear New Mac Book, WHYWHYWHY did I wait so long to make the switch to a Mac?  5 minutes in on my newest TpT product and there's no going back!!  Have you made the switch?  What did you think?

Inspired by Elle & Co., Monday Letters is a weekly installment where I write four letters each week.  Two letters are to my classroom or are school related.  The other two are for anything else in my world during that week. 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday Letters... on Tuesday

Happy Monday Tuesday y'all!  I'm really feeling down with a case of the "Mondays" today.   I'm not sure if it's the gray weather or the lack of a break in our midst- but I was definitely struggling today with my kiddos.  I made a few adjustments this afternoon, rearranged a few desks, and googled new transition ideas, and am ready to go into tomorrow with fresh eyes and a bushy tail.   *I hope*  How are y'all holding up?

Last week was an exciting one in our classroom- full of earning rewards, sailing to China, and exploring the power of magnets!  For 4th graders, magnets are pretty much the coolest thing since sliced bread.  Seriously.  "Do they stick to our desk legs?"  "I don't know!  Let's find out!"  "AHHH they do!!!!!"  Who knew?  But life in 4th grade is going full steam ahead and I'm embracing every crazy second of it!  How's your year going? 

Dear Classroom... Why oh why would you allow paper airplanes to fly through you this past Friday?  Just because there was a substitute in there does not mean it is appropriate to have these guys fly through the air... No matter how impressive their designs were.  (And they were impressive).

Dear Target... I am in  love with your beautiful home items.  Can you please have a sale so I can finally afford them? 

Dear 24 thumbtacks that were in the hallway holding up papers... Which 4th grade boy placed you in the urinal?  Please tell me before recess is lost for good.

Dear hubby... I am ecstatic to not even think about school this weekend!  I can't wait to take my Fall Break and spend it exploring through the woods with you!!  Let's pitch a tent, unroll those sleeping bags, and make a smore (or ten!). 

Have a wonderful week friends!  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fab giveaway!!