Last week marked the first week of school and also was the time that we celebrated both my birthday and Joseph’s. Everybody had a great first week back (even though Abigail has had some days where she’s been testing the boundaries, but I was not too surprised, seeing as we’re back to structure after so many unstructured days). Paul brought in cupcakes on my birthday for me to celebrate with my class, I went out with my friends for Indian food that night, and we ended up the week with a trip to Main Event for Joseph’s party. We basically had him invite a few friends and we paid for wristbands and game cards for them. Overall it was a pretty stellar week!
This week was craaaaaazy. I had teacher trainings and work days all week. Paul took half-days for the entire week so that Joseph would only have to be watching Abigail in the mornings. We had Meet the Teacher, Paul and Abigail built a volcano (and did all sorts of other fun activities), and we ended the week with savoring the last moments of summer. It’s crazy to think that school starts on Monday. Here’s to a new year!!
She was super-excited to watch it erupt. She also insisted that she and Paul wear safety goggles. 🙂
This past week was pretty much just as busy as last week. I had a two-day training to attend and then it was a mad dash to get my room as done as I can get it for the first day of school. I also took Joseph to his new school to pick up his schedule and find all his classes. It’s crazy to think that we have a kid in middle school! Yesterday, Paul and I got a sitter and made our way over to the McNay to see the Tim Burton exhibit before going out for dinner. Our anniversary isn’t until next week, but we’ll both be working and then it will actually be Abigail’s turn for Meet the Teacher that night…and I need to be in my classroom to meet my students and parents, so it made more sense to celebrate early. I chose the title for this post because yesterday, I finally checked off the last thing currently on my to-do list for my classroom. 🙂 It feels good to see it empty, even if it will probably start filling back up soon. I go back to work tomorrow and the kids start on the 28th. It’s getting closer!