So, dear friends...I really have had every intent on blogging more during the week but it's been C.R.A.Z.Y. That's really no excuse...many of you are able to juggle teaching, family, blogging and creating amazing products! How do you do it? Is there a secret that I haven't discovered?
This week we celebrated our district's Homecoming. Each day had a theme and the kiddos were able to dress up to match the them of the day!
Monday was Dress to Impress Day and also our Picture Day...so everyone came to school picture ready.
Tuesday was 80s Day...There was a lot of hair! Me? I found a Pac Man shirt in the men's department at Target and sported it for the day! I was going to feather my hair but after doing a little research I found out that the feathered look was more in the 90s. :)
Wednesday was Olympic Day...We were able to show our pride in our country...or our favorite sport! Again, Target saved me...I found a USA t-shirt on clearance!
Thursday was Disney Day...Tons of princesses and lots of Disney t-shirts! I got to wear my Pirate themed mouse ears!
Friday was Black Out Day...Our school colors are red, black and white so everyone wore black. Almost everyone headed to the Homecoming Parade and then to the football game after school.
So I don't know what dismissal looks like at your school, but ours is a little crazy and it always takes the first several weeks to get the kids in the groove. Let me try to paint you a picture...everyone has been dismissed from their classrooms. The cafeteria/gym is filled with kids sitting in their bus lines. One hall is filled with our friends who are walking home and another hall is filled with those who are being picked up by their parents. The back parking lot is filled with cars waiting (maybe 4 rows deep) and more cars are lining the streets waiting to enter the back parking lot. Busses are lining up in the front parking lot. The kids are a little more than excited...it's a Friday, the day is over, and the Homecoming Parade starts in about 2 hours. Then it happens....the fire alarm. It's totally unexpected and very loud...at this point I'm in the gym with all of the bus riders. After the initial shock of "Is that the fire alarm?" "Is this a joke?" and yes....embarassingly...."What do we do?" I looked around and said, "We need to evacuate." Each teacher grabbed a bus line and we made our way to the nearest exit...which just happened to be down the back hall and into the parking lot where all of the parents were waiting in their cars. Oh. My. Gosh. Once we got the all clear, we went back in the building and it was dismissal as usual. All of the teachers pitched in and stayed around until all of the kids were out the door and on their busses...the teachers at my building really put the kids first. Love it!
Okay...so share your secrets on how you manage your blogging and creating on top of everything else! Maybe it's because I'm still getting my school groove on, but I really want to learn how to make time for everything...and do it well too!
Hope all is well with everyone!
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