So, what better time to jump back in to the blogging world than a Five For Friday with Doodle Bugs?
1. Math textbook adoption committee meetings, [insert deep sigh]! Oh my word, why is there not a button for us to slap down on during sales pitches? You know, like the one they have on America's Got Talent? A big giant X? One that will make them stop talking? Forty-seven million meetings later (I might be exaggerating a tad), we finally have it narrowed to to 3 textbooks and we are starting to pilot. I won't say anymore, because I don't want to be hauled off by the Textbook Adoption police.
2. We started our trial run of something that is very stressful and something that I signed a legal document swearing not discuss [insert deep sigh]. I never thought I would say this, but I miss the old one. This new one brings stress to a whole new level.
3. I finally managed to physically finish moving my office furniture out of my living room - where it had been since right after Christmas, where I had moved it before going to workout and falling headlong into a mirror and hitting my chest on the ballet barre...I am so graceful. My office and sewing room is almost ready to take pictures of and share. I just have to set up the closets. It is so nice to not have furniture stacked in random rooms of my house! I want to have it all picture perfect before I share it...so exciting, I have a worktable/cutting table at standing height!
4. My kids and my teaching partner's group rocked the SRI out of sight! Our average growth for 80 kids for the year was 195, and we still have one more to go! The bar graph comparing the other schools in the district came right before we went over to take the Language Arts portion of the very stressful thing that I am legally not allowed to discuss. I was able to share it with my kids, and it really helped pump up their confidence for the thing that followed. As one of my kids said, "We totally beat those other schools!" I know that learning is not a competition, and that I am supposed to be the grown-up, but we totally "won" the SRI, again:).
5. Since my beloved Hank puppy dog is being fostered by my brother and sister-in-law, I have been trying to drive up most weekends to visit and bond. During our Spring Break last week, he came down and stayed with me! Oh joy! It was so nice to be a two-dog house again. He and Lucy did great together. She jumped up and hugged me when I brought him through the door. She has been one lonely little fluffy dog. He has grown, just a little:).
I promise to post more often, but this year is kicking my butt! 8 more weeks for us, and I might survive them.