I've been really off this week. I've lost papers that I thought were right in my daily files, forgot to pick up my copies that I needed for a lesson and just been generally forgetful this week. I'm hoping next week goes a little more smoothly.
So how many of you out there are the teachers who are still in your classrooms at 4 or 5 in the evening? Yep, that's usually me! But on Thursday, I had to leave right away to meet my hubby at the bank to sign some papers. As I drove out of the parking lot at 3:15 (while there were still kids and parents hanging out in the parking lot), I felt like I was sneaking away, like I was cutting class or something. But, you know - it was sort of nice, to be "free" at 3:00. So I'm wondering - what time are your teachers allowed to leave for the day and how late do you actually stay?
On another random note, we made the CUTEST Abraham Lincoln art projects the other day. I saw these on Pinterest (of course) and knew I had to make these with my class.
Now, I have to admit, when I saw these, I thought, "Oh, I could make those on my own." But, after multiple failed attempts, I finally went ahead and bought them (and then wondered why I didn't just buy them first. I mean, the pack was only $2 and they are super cute). Teri (a.k.a. Mrs. Cupcake) has made these really cute patterns that are easy for the kids to trace, cut and put together. I know, I know...some of you are going to get really upset that I said I was trying to copy this idea without buying the patterns, but you know you've tried it at least once (or am I just a really bad person?). But here's the moral of the story - I've learned my lesson! No more trying to copy ideas. I've discovered that they really never look as good as the original! I know it's too late to use these this year, but you can get a head start on next year by heading over to A Cupcake for the Teacher's TPT store to pick it up. And, for even more wonderful activities, check out her blog here. Hopefully, you'll go and follow her blog, then buy a bunch of stuff from her TPT store and she'll forgive me for trying to make her craft on my own.
Sorry I've been such a slacker on blogging this week. Hopefully next week will be better!