Well, I made it through my first week! Even though it was only a three day week with the kids, I am EXHAUSTED! Just getting up at 5:00 in the morning is enough to kill me. Plus I haven't been sleeping very well since I have had so many things racing through my mind. I hate when you are so tired, but your mind won't settle down and cooperate with you!
My class is precious, just like I knew they would be. I already love them all. They are some of the cutest, most polite children from sweet loving families. They are nice to each other and so respectful to me. I hear lots of "pleases" and "thank-yous" from them. I have so much fun getting to know them and learn about their individual personalities. For example, I was sitting outside with them on the playground one day this week and one little girl said, "So...Mrs. Maddox, do you like spinach and artichoke dip?" That made me laugh, but I told her yes I do! Then she said, "Well, I brought that and tikka masala for lunch today if you'd like to sit with me and share it!" Haha! Really?? Wow...that is a gourmet lunch she had there! Oh my gosh, they are so funny.
Then when we had to think about ideas for a story, I told them sometimes thinking about a memory from long ago is a good start for a story. And one little boy told me he had a memory of chasing a road runner when he lived in Mexico. It was too fast for him, so he couldn't catch it. (Okay...that WOULD be an interesting story!)
Anyway...they are cute and I know it's going to be a good year.
Here are some pictures of my classroom...
This is my reading center...
Of course, I have to have family pictures!
This is my desk...
I had little goody bags for them at our Open House. It was just a new pencil and bookmark and a Tootsie Pop inside.
Mark got his wisdom teeth out this week. He did so well! He got them out on Monday and by Tuesday, he felt perfectly fine! He even went to the gym to work out and was eating kettle cooked chips by the third day! I thought he might be pushing his luck by doing that, but it was fine. He had to wear this bandage with ice packs in it to keep the swelling down.
Lindy got some medicine for her allergic reaction and now her face is all back to normal again and she is so happy about that!
We have a fun weekend planned. It is Steve's Fantasy Football weekend. He has been hanging out with about 10 guys doing his draft and eating steak and playing basketball, etc. So I am planning on getting some errands done today and getting a much needed manicure and pedicure. Mark, Ashley, and I are also getting breakfast at Cracker Barrell this morning. I haven't done that in such a long time! Then tonight Steve and I are meeting my parents for dinner at PF Changs. They wanted to take us out for our anniversary and this was the first chance we have had to do that.
I hope you have a great weekend!