I needed this weekend! I used it to catch up on...
Today is going to be nuts. But I can do it. Maybe I'll tell you about my nutty day tomorrow...
But for now, here's what was going on with my weekend!
Today was going to be a DAY, but I was mentally prepared! It started with two deck of cards workouts in my carport. I needed to get my game face on!
The morning was spent on a field trip with 103 4th graders and 5 other teachers. We traveled to Harrisburg to see Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet perform George Ballanchine's The Nutcracker. We go on this trip every year and I just love it.
The only part I don't love is the bus ride!
Me and my friend Lauren! She's a 4th grade teacher at our school.
My favorite parts of the ballet are: The dancing soldier Uncle Drosselmeir brings to the party, the snowflake dancers, the Reed Pipes, Waltz of the Flowers, Mother Ginger's children, and the dance the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier do near the end of the show.
The rest of my afternoon was tough. I did not have a lunch or plan. I taught a double kindergarten class, 1st grade, a double 2nd grade class, and a double 3rd grade class. The reason? They didn't get me a sub in the morning and I didn't want to leave teachers hanging with no plan period on a Friday in December! I don't always do this special favor for teachers. For one, my schedule doesn't always allow for it, Second, I don't always have the mental energy to do it. The teachers were appreciative, my principal was appreciative, and I am getting paid for missing my plan and lunch, so it is all good.
That evening, we went to Geoff and Bree's house for game night. As I predicted, we didn't play any games! We just drank wine and beer and talked the whole night! It was awesome to reconnect with our friends!
We had fun messing around with their Alexa. We may get one! I'm reading an article about it now to see if it's something we would actually use.