Saturday, June 22, 2013

Let's Get This Weekend Started!!

This is the view I plan on having this weekend.  If not this view, then from one of those floaties inside the pool.  

Don't ask me what's up with the foot photo bomb.  I've been seeing a bunch of people post pictures of the their legs looking in to the lake or a pool - and I tried it, but realized that no one wants to see my legs.  So my foot sticking up in to the picture it is.

Of course, before I can frolic and play in the pool, I have a list of chores that need to be done.  I have to do laundry, sweep and mop all of the floors, vacuum, clean our bathroom, go the grocery store, and get the oil changed in my car.  

And thankfully, I have two days in which to spread all that stuff out.  Today is house stuff, laundry, and oil change.  I'll probably hold off on the grocery store until tomorrow.

I was up at 7am this morning because I passed out around 9pm last night.  Not surprising.  It was another long and crazy day at summer school.  Super fun, but super exhausting.  

Once I got home last night, I quickly put on my bathing suit and jumped in the pool.  After a relaxing for an hour or so, I got out and soaked up a little sun.  Not that I really need to.  I'm getting quite the color to my skin from all the time I'm spending outside during the week.  I even managed to catch a good picture of myself...which is pretty rare...

It really doesn't look like it in the photo, but my arms and face are super tanned.  I even have those awesome "raccoon eyes" from wearing my sunglasses all of the time.  

I'm pretty sure I haven't spent so much time outside - and actually enjoyed it - since I was young.  It's no secret that I'm not a fan of hot weather.  I'm one of those people that want to be inside, with a good AC, if it's higher than 85 degrees.  The only time I'm willing to get out is if I'm going swimming, and even then I'm not a fan of spending too much time in direct sunlight.  I have actually uttered the words "it's too hot to swim" many, many times.

But, for the past week, I've acted like a big kid.  I've enjoyed spending afternoons running around, getting hot and sweaty, and laughing more than I have in a very long time.  I just know that my goofyness is probably going to be detrimental to my reputation once the new school year starts.  All of the kids that have watched me act the fool for the past week is going to be expecting that teacher in August.  Unfortunately for them, I don't mind acting the fool during the summer - but it's business as usual once I'm being paid to be a 4th grade teacher again.

I actually got the chance, yesterday, to spend the entire day teaching the Jr. High kids.  The morning I was covering the science class, because the regular teacher had called in.  I got a quick glimpse at how distorted my image can be.  All of the kids were super excited to see me as their teacher, but they expected to go outside and play frisbee football.  It took a little while to explain that I was a different teacher in the classroom.  Luckily, we all still had a great time.

In fact, another class has been putting together a newspaper as their summer school project.  One of the articles was based on a vote for the best summer school teacher and best summer school class.  Guess who won both?

Oh, yeah.  Me.  I got the best teacher because of how much fun I have with the kids, and Frisbee football was voted most fun class because they were able to go outside and play a game they enjoyed.

Unfortunately, by the end of the day, Frisbee football had been axed.  My principal got word of the game, and she quickly sent me a friendly email advising me that tackle football was not a good idea and that it was no longer allowed.  So, now I have to come up with something just as fun for the kids to do next week...that just doesn't involve any form of contact.  

But, right now, I need to get to getting so that I can get all of my errands and chores done.

Have a great Saturday!!



  1. What a great opportunity to get the kids to analyze (what was it that caused the principal to nix the game) and synthesize (what new game could we create that would meet the principal's criteria?) :)

    1. That's right. I explained more about that in my other blog... but it's now an opportunity for us to find a game that's just as fun without the danger aspect. What I learned is that my kids are just happy being with me...even if the game they love so much isn't a part of our class. That was a huge ego boost for me. I've already received a suggestion about what they want to do instead...and it received two thumbs up from my principal. Now it's going to be tweaking it a little to get everyone on board. :)


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