Friday, 30 October 2015

Five for Friday

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Happy Friday!

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Clouds



I actually made my giant cloud and sun with my class as part of our weather unit way back in March... But it still makes me happy.  Reality is that it is just too big to get rid of until the end of year clean up when the school has a skip bin handy! But everyone who comes in to visit LOVES it!

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Appreciating the world we live in




 
 
I did something really unusual and actually went through the photo album on my phone. There are so many beautiful places around where I live.  Feeling very blessed to be here.
 
 
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right brained people
 
I myself, am mostly an analytic list making lefty, with some aspects of the righty thrown in. Things like big picture and holistic thinking. NOT the creativity. I really appreciate the creative people around my life and the way they can bring to light so many other possibilities than my if...then.. programming can deliver.
 
They make life more colourful and interesting :)
 
 
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Good friends
 
A friend of mine is going through a rough time right now. I hadn't been very great at keeping in contact this year and we've not spoken in several months just because of the business of life.
It's always good to know your friends are still there when you need them.
It's even better when time passing doesn't change things.
 
 
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THE WEEKEND IS HERE!!!
 
Sorry, I had to.
 
My class are a particularly interesting brand of difficult this year.
Today, I not only head to do a headlice check (Why are you checking my hair Miss? Oh you don't have to do that. I have Tonnes of them! I can feel them running around up  there! SUPER GROSS!),
 but we also had to do a buttcheck. Yep. I made that word up.
 
There was a smell. An Awful smell. Worse than the Bog of Eternal Stench (anyone whose seen The Labrynth knows what I'm sayin!). The kids noticed. Every now and then the aircon caught hold of it and it would literally smack you in the face. A few times I had to stop teaching mid sentence just to recover from it. No one wanted to own up to it.  I had not only one, but TWO messy bottoms!
 
Oh, but that's not all!
During this process we also discovered someone had wet themself. It went in my socks and cooled my feet down Mrs T! I didn't know it could do that! Yep. He was wet and loving every minute of it.
 
It couldn't possibly get worse you say?  oh but it does.
 
Enter kid vomiting in the bin. Exit stage left.
Enter kid with fist sized hole in his uniform over the belly button area. Look Miss! I can put my hand straight through! I made it bigger with scissors!
Enter kid crying because he got in trouble for hitting someone. I thought it was someone else (the vomiting kid) I said sorry when I saw it wasn't him! Why is it ok to hit him? He doesn't know he can hit me back! Everyone else whacks me!
 
 
And to think I had 5 kids away today.
 
Still. It wasn't as bad as the time I sat in kids wee and had to sit through a staff meeting in a wet skirt.
Or the time my entire class watched me vomiting in a garden on our way to the pick up area.
Coulda been worse.
 
 
 
 
Cheer me up! Tell me about your worst day!
 
 

Friday, 23 October 2015

Five for Friday Linky Party

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1. My first linky :)
Not gonna lie. Kinda excited. Maybe a lot.

2. Best kid quote of the week?
Me: Ooh what's that smell?
Kid: Victory. *sniffs air* Yep. That's the smell of victory.
It turned out to actually be deodorant, but hey. It's better than the usual smell of armpits that follows the lunch break!

3. Fruit muesli yoghurt.
Our tuckshop has the BEST fruit muesli yoghurt. I may be a little biased because my sister-in-law makes them... but they are seriously amazing. It makes Friday oh so much better!

4.  Biggest face palm moment?
When the kid who has been acting out all week is 'punished' with a fishing trip and an 'early' bedtime of 9.30pm.  Oh come on, he's 5!

5. That Friday after school moment when you realise that you can sleep in tomorrow and enjoy your own kids for a change, and then you discover a colleague has left a little happy gift on your desk for you!

No, it wasn't chocolate (although who doesn't love that!?), it was actually a cute little elf with a really long nose. She used a permanent marker and wrote JOY ELF on it, and made sure to leave a happy little note to let me know who it was from.

I must admit, the note is actually a necessity in our school. We have a year-long secret santa type activity the women run, so gifts can be easily mistaken as being from our secret heart sister! Wish I took a picture. I left him on my desk to brighten my day on Monday morning. Some mornings coffee just doesn't cut it to bring that joyful smile to start your week out the right way!

How do you start your Monday's off?

Thursday, 22 October 2015

New Blog... and a giveaway YAY!!



Design Infusions has done an incredible job of making my blog look spectacular! I just can't believe how absolutely perfect it has turned out. It's better than I had hoped!

I can't believe there is only about 5ish weeks of school left... 29 Teaching Days left!! Exciting, but still oh so much to do in the meantime!

Anyway.. In celebrating my brand new blog and my re-connection to the world through social media (I am now officially no longer a snob!), as well as opening a new TPT store, AND my ten year anniversary next month, I am going to be giving 5 amazing people (because hey, I might not even have 5 amazing people read this... or even 5 normal people) my new vowel sorting packet for FREE!

It will include:

Short/long a picture sort
Short/long e picture sort
Short/long i picture sort
Short/long o picture sort
Short/long u picture sort
Short medial vowel picture and word sort
Long vowel picture sort

Silent e word sort (long a)
Silent e word sort (long e)
Silent e word sort (long i)
Silent e word sort (long o)
Silent e word sort (long u)

Long vowel alternative spelling word and picture sorts (ay,ai)
Long vowel alternative spelling word and picture sorts (ey,ee,ea)
Long vowel alternative spelling word and picture sorts (igh, ie, y)
Long vowel alternative spelling word and picture sorts (ow, oa, oe)
Long vowel alternative spelling word and picture sorts (ue, oo)

Yep. 23 vowel sorts. For Free.

The best part? You will have them before I even put them for sale in my store! I haven't finished making them JUST yet, which means that if you have any requests for design themes, I may be able to accommodate you!

So what do you need to do to get hold of this awesome giveaway?
It's so SIMPLE!
Just leave a comment below before November 25 with:
  •  your email address and
  • your top 3 time saving tips for getting everything school-related done before the Christmas holidays sets in

That's it! I will pick the 5 most helpful or creative tipsters to be the winners.

Happy Friday everyone!
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