Well, in the case of my classroom it's more like "Latitude Flatitude!" This week it's back to the grind! I actually worked all of last week, but it was just in-service days except for Friday and even then the students only came for two hours.
Maybe I should back it up a bit! I had a great weekend for my last big bang before getting back into full swing with students and all! Friday night was "Poker Night" which usually happens about once a month at my friend Rob's house. I am frequently the only female player, but I enjoy going and trying to work my magic and my cards to my benefit! Ha! This time, no such luck... I lost two games in a row (we play tournament style Texas Hold 'Em). But at $5 a pop, there was not much lost!
Saturday was a great day too! I got up bright and early and went to work like a mad woman on my house! I cleaned and cleaned - whew! Saturday afternoon I made all kinds of yummies including hot ham and cheese rolls, bacon-wrapped little smokies, and Kelly's AMAZING spinach dip (see her recipe blog linked to the right for the recipe)! Moo brought yum-yum dip and it was... YUM.. YUM! Saturday night I had some of my favorite friends over for a little munching, a little pre-season Titan's game, a lot of laughing and a few games! We had a blast!
Sunday was low key saving energy up for Monday, the (unofficial) first day of school. I did manage to sneak out to meet Rondda and Kristah at Olive Garden, but didn't manage a picture.
Now, that brings us back to "Latitude Flatitude" (aka "latitude lines run east to west and are measured north and south of the equator")! Do I sound like I am back in teacher mode yet? This is where I will spend copious amounts of time for the next several months:
This is the view of my room from my desk...
I like my classroom, it is pretty roomy, I am on the first floor again this year, which I like, and the benefit of an old school building (which is my favorite part) I have a wall of windows looking out onto historic Main Street! I'm just sayin' if you have to be inside all day, you can't beat the view I have from my "office" Ha!
Now, for those interested... there are ONLY 178 days of school left until summer break! LOL!!!! Teachers are wore than the kids! Don't be fooled, I do actually enjoy it very much!
That's about it for tonight! I will post one more picture. I decided I would get smart and try to design my own blog header. I googled something like "create your own blog header" and wound my way through links and landed on scrapblog.com. Where I made this fabulous creation that is SO me!
UPDATE: Obviously I am working on setting this as my header... also Obvious is that fact that IT IS HUGE! If you have any tips, please feel free to share! :-)
UPDATE 2: Okay no longer HUGE but not just right either. Tell ya what... I am going to keep working on it and stop with the updates. Eventually I am sure I'll land on the right combo! :-)