Friday, May 11, 2012

Checkin' in, Achin' and Winnin'

We're trying to get planned and copied to the end of the year. And PACKED. One of our permanent subs taped up a wall of boxes that are used up. My grade switch is sinking in, so I've been busy trying to find the differences in curriculum since I left four years ago. Our county is only adopting common core for math in k-2 next year, but the following year we all switch, so I've been looking for resources and creating some of my own to meet the new standards.

Last night I noticed a strange pain in my ear. When was the last time you had an ear infection?  I haven't had one is decades so I had forgotten. I slept last night keeping my ear warm, but I thought the pain would be gone in the morning. WRONG!! We were already short on subs, so I knew there was no way I could go to the doctor.  During planning I sat in the teacher's lounge and cried because it hurt and because if I sat I didn't have to worry so much about my equilibrium. It feels like someone just stopped the roller coaster. If any of my students complain that their ear hurts, I will now instantly write their pass.

I am a confirmed winner at Teacher's Notebook. I've known this whole post but I waited this long to tell you. I am trying to go through the third grade stores looking for wonderful things that I need. Does anyone have any suggestions of what they can't live without? If you want your chance in the sweepstakes, you've got one more day to enter. Good luck!