Halloween went past with a bang. I’ve been so involved in organizing curriculum for the next unit, I barely noticed.
But I completely lost all sense of the season yesterday. And then I walked into one of my teaching partners’ room and saw her with a paper bag in her hand.
Paper bags are not known for their ability to terrify.
However, it managed quite nicely to strike fear into my heart. How had I gotten to the sixth of November and not remembered our Indian costume? I’d barely touched on patterning!
So, yeah, I may be keeping it semi-together on a level above, but I’ve lost all contact with the real world in the classroom. I’m planning now for late January and beyond, my homework is getting pulled two weeks in advance, and I’m lost in the future. Here and now? Not. A. Frickin’. Clue.
Today we’re dying macaroni and stringing needles. I’m doing necklaces tomorrow and jackets and headbands next week.
Did I mention report cards? And assessments? (My phonemic awareness assessments are done and bubbled. Now I just have to figure out where to scan them. Another email to the DO. Both my principal and the secretary are out this week.)
Best birthday card ever last week?
My daughter won this year.
Cover: You’re not Old. In fact, let’s have a show of hands–Who thinks the person holding this card is Old?
Inside: A group of kinders with their hands up in the air. Below: Oh, what do they know? They eat Paste, for God’s sake.
Just to be sure, I asked a few kids how old they thought I was. I’ve got some new favorite kids: the ones who answered ten and fourteen. ;)
Thank heavens, it’s a three-day weekend. I need it to plan my crafts through December. I’m not going to lose sense of the overall picture again.