Here are my 5 random photos and ramblings for the week:
1. I've had a couple of emails recently about sharing what I send home to students before the first day. I DO send home a note to parents introducing myself, as well as a little note to each new child. I DO hand write the notes to each little sweetie, just because, well, nobody writes letters anymore and its important to do. Here is my letter from this year (on the sweetest stationary that one of my lovely parents got for me last year):
2. ABC Hopscotch anyone? My littles had fun with this outside today. The LMNOP part did trip our sweet daughter up though, and after a few passes she ended up just running through singing "lmnopppp". Way to make it work Reese!
3. Um... can I just say...
Where have you been all my life? Honestly, I NEVER HEARD such a thing as teachers having their own laminator until I began my online blogging life. A laminator? Like you have your own? WHY? ... and then... Hmm... How much are they? And after my first pass through, I seriously fell in love. It's so thick and shiny and sturdy! And while we have a lovely staff member that laminates for us at school, she only does it 2 days a week and sometimes, well, there are times when you just need something laminated NOW. I can't wait to park this bad boy next to my desk. I need to name her. Any suggestions?
(Sneak peek alert at my new product going up tomorrow!)
4. Went to a tent sale the other day with my parents and spotted this. Picking it up today and am super excited! Where is it going? I don't know. I think our hallway. Or our bedroom. Or the living room? We will make room.
5. I also got an email the other day from a lovely teacher who asked if she could find all my anchor charts and ideas in one place. Are you on Pinterest, I ask? You know, the black hole that sucks you in for hours? I pin all of my posts here, so you can scroll through and find what you need. See you there!