Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I went to school today. I promised myself that I would not go to school until after July 4, and then I would adhere to when the office staff was in (because Emili took my KEYS!) until I absolutely have to come in on August 1. Well, it's after July 4, so I held my promise! My plan was to move my furniture back from whence it came and maybe unpack some stuff. I got tennis balls put onto the tables in my room and replaced a few on chairs, and moved everything where it needs to go. I have a couple of things that I want to just be rid of because they just take up space.
I'm so thankful that I have Phil around to help me move the really heavy stuff. I very rarely ask, but it's nice to know he's there to help. I have one table that I just. cannot. pick. up. It's awkward and big. Everything else though, I tend to move by myself.
Thursday, the plan is to go back in and unpack. I still have a bunch of stuff here that needs to go away altogether. Maybe that'll be Friday's project.
I did some school shopping, just needed a few supplies and it's looking like I might get under $100 this year! That's never happened!! I spent some time tonight setting up my plan book binder (I went with a binder style this year--still the same layout as everyone else's, but I can put it in a binder and add assessments and other stuff to it for a portfolio) with our standards, my planning templates, professional development stuff (like my PASSING PLACE TEST DOCUMENTATION for my GT endorsement!), and meeting forms. I also set up my class notebook that goes with the kids wherever they go (like to specials) that has tracking forms for behavior in it, job lists, and the emergency plans. I decided to bring back my data notebook too. It was something I had to have when I worked in Hell, and though I hated it, it was nice to have everything in one place. I can put kids' ALPs , ILPs, RTI plans, Dibels info, MAP scores, Math test scores, and Writing/grammar assessments and then some work samples. That'll end up being part of my portfolio as well. Colorado is going to a portfolio based type of evaluation in some areas, so tests aren't just it... Our school is playing around with how we want to do this and still meet their educator standards. I'm thankful my grade book is online. One less binder to have. But I think this will work well this year. And since I have a student teacher (which scares the hell out of me btw.) this will give her some good ideas re: her own organization.
I did do some strength training yesterday...I'm going to run on the treadmill tonight I think. Brad's in Boulder at a Patagucci event and while I was supposed to be helping a friend with his master's project tonight, he cancelled so I'll do that tomorrow.
So to explain my inner Homer Simspon. I was driving home from school today and passed a burger place called "Drifters." It's kind of like in and out burger--as close as one can get here in CO anyway... and oh...the smell...it was amazing. And I was HUNGRY. I had my instant breakfast before I left and it was noon and I was STARVIN like MARVIN (bad south park reference :P). I called my mother to see if she wanted to go get something to eat and run some errands (to get her out of the house) with me and she agreed. We ended up at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. OMG. Best. Freaking. Burger. Ever. Now, I generally don't eat meat. I don't like to COOK it and I try to steer clear of it almost all the time. But today was one of those times... So I had a burger and a few fries, and that took care of the rest of my allotted WW points for the day! But, here it is 8pm and I am not remotely hungry. :)
So, off I go to treadmill it for a while and watch HIMYM on my iPad.