Saturday, June 29, 2013

TV - what to do?

This post really could have gone with my toddler dilemas but it's really more about me.  I have a sick obsession with TV.  I love reality TV, cooking shows, Days of Our Lives, and wedding shows (yes I know that I am happily married).  I spend more time that I care to admit watching TV.  With Big Brother having just started, things are not going to get better. 

My justification is that I am so focused the rest of the day - work, P, house, etc - that TV is my escape.  It is the time of day that I don't have to think AT ALL!

Tell me it's okay and that you watch more TV than you should too!?!?  I am not judging!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

STEM stuff

So my summer began in a classroom.  I spent a day and a half right after my work day in an assessment workshop.  Then I started a two week STEM institute.


In case you didn't know, STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math.  It is a movement to help incorporate those ideas into our teaching more to help motivate students to enter careers in those fields.

As with most workshops some of if was not the best but I did get LOTS of work time with some of my closest colleagues and we were able to plan 3 good lessons and we have about 3-4 others that we might be able to use. 

I am glad that I was able to work on some plans and learn more about how to help make connections for my students.  I will also get to job shadow next summer to help develop another set of lessons with STEM in mind.

What have you done recently to inspire your work?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

{Almost} Wordless Wednesday

We live very close to an amusement park and based on how much P likes the horses (merry go round) and LOVES the water park, we will be there A LOT this summer!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekly update

I'm not going to try giving anyone any excuses.  I've been away too much, I know.  I am back - promise!  Summer is now in full swing and I have a lot to tell you all about.  I have some time today and will be writing to get ahead!!

Here is the plan for the week:
- I am starting a new challenge.  I want to share and am hoping that you might join me!
- I have fun picture of P to share on Wednesday.
- I want to share what I have been learning about.
- TV - can't live with it, can't live without it.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Weekly cleaning schedule

With summer basically here (I'm in a 2 week class that is almost the hours of a school day but no homework) I have more time during the week. J still works normal hours so I try to pick up my side of taking care of the house. With P still napping, I decided to develop a weekly schedule to try to get everything done so our weekends are more free to hang out together.

Here is my basic plan:
Mondays - dust and straighten up
Tuesdays - bathrooms
Wednesdays - vacuum and mop
Thursdays - windows/ meal planning
Friday - rest/catch up
Weekends - laundry

I'm hoping to make it pretty like this soon. :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekly Update

I'm so sorry that I have been MIA.  The last two weeks of school turned out to be CRAZY!!!  I worked 4 track meets in 5 days, wrapped up classes, dealt with graduation and graduation parties, AND moved classrooms.  It was nuts!!  I now have plenty to write about. 

I would love to say that now that it is summer that I will be back on track but I am finished with the first day of a 2 week STEM institute.  Yeah, great idea right?  Well, I am hoping for some good ideas for future teaching, but we will see.  Needless to say, I am sticking with my goal of 3 posts a week until it is over.  Then I will try to up the goal!

Here is what is on the plan for this week:
- Wordless Wednesday
- a new cleaning schedule
- graduation experiences!