Tell Me It’s a LONG Weekend!

Tell me I can sleep until at least…next Friday. This week has been something else!

Exhibit A:

On Tuesday morning, I was admiring all of the student teachers in the building thinking about how nice it would be to have another adult in my room. Well at about 7:30, {as my kiddos were walking through the door} I was greeted by a sweet girl who claimed that she would be student teaching with me. After I asked her a few times {maybe a few hundred} if she was sure that she had the correct classroom, I welcomed her in and bless her little heart…she is now with me…full time…until April! {Seriously…bless. her. heart!} Ha! I felt AWFUL that I had absolutely zero activities planned to get to know her AND I had not prepped my kids….oh dear! I think I was in a slight state of panic, but we made it! She will be an awesome addition to our classroom and I am so, so, SO excited to help her along. Let’s just hope she doesn’t run for the hills, because I am sure that there will be several times that she may think I have totally lost my mind! BUT…I am pretty sure that everyone has already warned her! :)

Exhibit B:

On Wednesday Morning at about 7:40, I get a call from the front office telling me that I will have a new student…in about 5 minutes. Then they asked if I would need a desk…and in my next state of panic, I thought to myself…”No, no, I will just ask her to sit in the floor! YES, I NEED A DESK!” But instead, I said it with a little more class…”Yes, please!” She is another wonderful addition to our classroom and is totally presh! {Thank the Lord!}

Exhibit C:

During all of this craziness, my kids definitely spilt my coffee all over my letter of intent. Do you think they will still give me a job next year…even if it has a HUGE coffee stain in the center?

Exhibit D:

As we were eating last night with friends, one of the precious little babies who joined us dropped my phone behind the booth {which just so happens to be screwed into the wall}. Really? He was so proud! Ha! I may or may not get my phone back! 

So, they say that your classroom is tested in times of change. Well, friends…I am pretty sure that we have had just that! I was super proud of my kids as they helped both of our newbies feel right at home! {Even if they did get a tad crazy here and there! I TRIED to be understanding…this week!}

Did anyone else have a crazy week?!? Just wondering! :)

I will be back tomorrow to share some of the activities that we were busy with this week and to hopefully post two new little units that we will be working through over the next few weeks!

Penguin Writing Unit

Backpacking Through Nonficition 

I don’t know about you, but I am inside enjoying this rain, my cozy fire, and LOTS of movies!

Have a great weekend, friends!


  1. I had a few things to say,but lost then as soon as I got to the end...a fire?? cold weather?? im so jealous!! lol

  2. I totally feel you on the crazy week. It has definitely been one of those. =) Your new units look awesome!

    Ginger Snaps

  3. I had a crazy week too! It's raining here too and I'm LOVING it's Saturday and we don't have be at school with the kiddies! Have a great one!!!

  4. yikes, what a week! I hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend to make up for it.

  5. I hope you get your phone back!

  6. I do believe that the crazy week syndrome is going around! I had a doozy of week too. Can't wait to see your finished units, I always love your work!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  7. Oh my! I had a crazy week too but nothing like your week. I hope you have a restful weekend and your units look amazing!

    Swimming into Second

  8. A student teacher, how fun! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  9. Some weeks are just like that! Not knowing you were getting a student teacher sounds like something that would happen at my school! She is going to learn so much from kinda makes me jealous! Hahahaha! =)

    Come hop on over to my blog if you want some penguin math workstations *freebies*!

    I added your wonderful blog to my blog roll so I can always know what amazing things you are up to! =)

    Heather's Heart

  10. oooh a student teacher! how fun! i loved being a student teacher, it would be fun to have one!

    and your week was crazy! your descriptions of the week were written so funnily , lol. not even a word..

  11. I wouldn't want a ST this year, but next year I'll certainly ask for one. I'd be sick if someone dropped my phone like that. Not sure I wouldn't demand that we unscrew the booth. In the day we're in that's a kin to losing a lot of your personal info.

  12. I feel ya on getting a new student..I've gotten 2 in the past 2 weeks! I even had the principal ask if I needed a desk and that she would get the assistant principal to bring me one asap...I waited. I waited. I waited....the student arrived...and I waited. I scrounged up a desk. It was the NEXT MORNING he came prancing in my room (I kid not) and asked if I still needed a desk. I said that I did not and that I found one myself. Ugh...but yes, I feel your pain about how crazy a week it has been (and it was a 4 day week!!) It can only get better, right?

    Following Optimism

  13. Like always your units look great! :)
    I keep losing kids! I started the year at 22 and know I am down to 19!
    Stories From Second

  14. I would LOVE to have you as my cooperating teacher! I start my student teaching tomorrow.. eeeekk!!