Just a quick update from my windy, snowy, icky corner of the world.... a bustling metropolis and hot bed of innovation in Montana. Ha ;)
I am thrilled to be partnering up with my pal, Tracey, from The Teacher's Chair for her 100 followers giveaway. She's great and if you are looking for new bloggy fodder- check her out. There are lots of great things in her giveaway- including an iTunes card from Your's Truly.
That being said, this girl is also nearing 100 followers- 97 at the moment- tell yo' neighbors, tell yo' friends. 100 is super close! I can't believe that 97 people have already voluntarily signed up to listen to my yammering ;)
Apart from all of the madness of blogging, teaching, and life in general- I am happy to report that I landed a sweet new job with an amazingly visionary organization called CFY. Check them out here. I am looking forward to sharing some neat new things with all of you as a result of my research for my position.
So, launching a business, running a blog, and being a new kitty mom is all quite exhausting. If I am going to go- I am going all out, right? I will be wrapping up the Pretty Much Paperless Planning series on Friday and drawing a winner! Stay tuned...
In the meantime, for some great tech tips, check out the Technology Tailgate:
I am going to go cuddle up with a good book, drink some coffee, play with the kitten, get over a cold, and mentally prepare for my 22 little friends tomorrow :)
Before we part, I will leave you with a gem from Grade 2:
I have one little nugget in my classroom this year that is just a hoot. Actually, I have 22... but this one cracks me up darn near hourly. I'll call him Smalls because "You're killing me, Smalls" is a common refrain in our room- generally directed at this particular friend.
In the computer lab this week, I noticed that he was standing at his computer moving around a bit. This is not uncommon second grade behavior and, frankly, I wasn't too concerned about it. As I got closer, I heard that he was muttering something to himself as he was doing his activity. Turns out, lunges are particularly helpful whilst trying to complete your classwork. As he was lunging, he was whispering to himself, "Just stretching my hammies- stretching my hammies." Totally concentrating, working, doing his thing- all while stretching his hammies. I wish I had half the motivation ;)
This is the same little darling that has informed me of the following this year:
- "Dang girl, for 26 years old, you're keeping it tight!"
- "Is that an infinity scarf? I know my fashion, Mrs. P. It really brings out your eyes."
- "You're so beautiful, you could be on a Christmas card."
- "I love that show- 'Downtown Abbey'- can I call you, Your Ladyship?"
- "You look lovely today, my Ladyship."