Monday, November 12, 2012

One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Hi friends, so I got completely wiped out by the flu this weekend. I mean I haven't felt this sick since I caught the swine flu my sophomore year in college. Luckily it was a three-day weekend so I had ample time to recover. Even so, being bedridden for nearly three whole days is not the business!

FYT tip #3 - take your vitamins, get good sleep, make time to exercise, whatever your body needs, take good care of it!

Anyways this is my lame excuse for missing my LOTW post. I'll get it up as soon as I can. Have a great week and happy teaching! 

February 10, 2012

Below is an informative graphic sent to me by a reader. Attribution to

To be perfectly honest, I am personally quite adverse to vaccinations and medicine in general, but I will admit I did get the flu vaccine this year (Kaiser was out of the shots so I had to take the nasal spray - YUCK!) after a horrible week of stomach flu-like symptoms toward the end of 2012. I will say, I'm quite surprised that I didn't get sick from it AND I'm actually feeling better than ever here in February. So regardless of where your stance is on vaccinations, I think the bottom line is to be informed of all the options out there so that you can make the best decision for yourself and your health.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Little Things

Hello friends, I missed my window of sleep so I guess I'll disrupt the flow of my usual once-a-week updates and post an update tonight as well. The new rug arrived yesterday and it is beyond fabulous! The colors are so vibrant and my room is finally starting to feel and look like a real kindergarten classroom instead of an "Oh crapola, we need to make room for an overflow kinder" after thought.

Me solving the world's hardest puzzle.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

True Story

I can't believe or express in words how accurately this graph depicts where I am as a first year teacher at this very moment. Thus, I shall let it speak for itself. Devastatingly a true story. Bring on the Rejuvenation phase already I say! :)

Letter of the Week: Vv

V is for Vase/vegetables.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lavender Oil and Dim Lights

This story just makes me laugh. I had a sub Monday afternoon so that I could take the time to collaborate with my old master teacher and hash out some things she had observed in the morning that would help with my classroom management. Well long story short, the secretary thought only my master teacher had requested a sub and therefore when I brought it to her attention, she had to find a sub for me last minute, the day of. My goodness! Who knew this would draw out the crazies?!