Saturday, 2 March 2013

March Curently..."I Love to Read" Month...and updates

Wow! It just seems a few days ago and I was doing the February Currently...and now it is March! So, once again I am linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!

The house is definitely quiet and peaceful tonight...hubby had a busy week, between work, looking after me, and running school things around for me. My son just returned from a work trip, and I forgot how much I mis the little things like the sound of him working on his computer in the family room!
I am so glad that it is Friday! It was my first full week back since my lumpectomy three weeks ago (last week was only 3 days, with a holiday and a storm day thrown in), so I was definitely tired by the time I got home today. Throw in a quick birthday party for Dr. Seuss (he was the theme of our "I Love to Read" month, so why wouldn't I decide to bake cupcakes for the whole school?), our last skating day for this year, spelling tests...well,  you get the idea...TGIF!
The next few all fit together...I know I have to get my report cards done before Tuesday, but I would much prefer spending this weekend curled up on the couch with some hot chocolate, my cat cuddled beside me, and a good book to fill my time. Unfortunately, the reality will be many hours curled up with my laptop, typing out reports. However, I know that I need some serious rest...I am not feeling too bad since the surgery...but (shh...don't telly hubby...), I have definitely been overdoing things, trying to get everything done at work, and my body is telling me that I need to slow down. Maybe, when report cards are done...
Like? Technology is certainly an important part of my job, with working with my students, mentoring my fellow teachers, and just playing around with it at home. Love? I love traveling, especially now that the kids are grown up, and we can afford to do a little more of this...I'm just not sure when or where we will head to next. I'm not sure when my radiation treatments will begin, so Spring Break will probably be out for this year. Oh well, that just gives us more time to plan the next trip! Hate? Well, I can't seem to avoid trouble...whether it is with a student, a parent, or even the occasional colleague...but I try. I am learning to let go of the little things, and not worry about the things that I can't control...
As I mentioned above, our "I Love to Read" month was based on Dr. Seuss. Who doesn't love a good Seuss book? We ran a different activity each week, based on one of the books:
Week 1 - "The Cat in the Hat" - We dressed in stripes (or red and white).
Week 2 - "I Am Not Going to Get Up Today!" - Pajama Day (My kiddies were concerned for me that I was not going to get pajama day at school seeing as I was going to be off work, but I promised that I would be wearing my pajamas at home that day!)
Week 3 - "Wacky Wednesday" - Wacky Hair Day
Week 4 - "If I Ran the Circus" - We dressed up as someone or something from the circus.
"Happy Birthday to You" - To end our theme off, we had a Dr. Seuss birthday party, complete with cupcakes set up to resemble that famous red and white hat! Our kids are so easy to please...we sang 'Happy Birthday' and got cake..."It's the best day ever" a few had to say!  lol
Well, those report cards aren't going to get done by off I go. Happy March, everyone! Good luck to all those who are getting ready to work on your reports as well!
Take care,


Amanda said...

I love that you laid out the cupcakes like the cat in the hat's hat. Adorable! I bet your students had a blast with all your Seuss activities! :)

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Confessions of a Teaching Junkie said...

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Amanda said...

Your cupcakes turned out super cute! Hope your report cards are going well... I'll start mine next weekend. Hehe.

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