It's my anniversary weekend - long ago and far away, I married this crazy guy - why is he crazy? Because he listens to all my jabber-jawing about school and kids and co-workers and kids and kids and kids and kids. So I took a personal day Friday and we went to the big city (ha!) and had a wonderful time. But when I was telling my class on Thursday that I would be gone, one of my little stinkers - I mean, sweeties, said "I hate subs." And I thought, I've never looked at it from their point of view. I was just all excited to be out of the classroom for a day and get a break from them (plus spend the day with my hub-bub, of course!).
Saturday after we got back, I ran up to the school because (typical of me) I had forgotten to grab the Scholastic Book order I needed to place. And of course, I can't help myself, I look at the sub note and she says she can't get the VCR to work. So I try it, and the TV was on like channel 8 instead of 3. And I put it on 3 and It Works! Um, maybe you need to try to figure this out before you actually need it! Like I put in my plans! Hello! Aren't sub plans so much fun - and then if you find out they didn't follow them - well, fun, fun!
So, Courtney at Swimming into Second is having a Linky Party about End of the Year gifts. My gift is nothing fancy - I buy a bunch of books (or use my points) from Scholastic and I lay them out on the table. I draw sticks and the kids get to come pick a book. Then I write something like, "Have a great summer, from Mrs. Sanders."
I realized a couple years ago (when I did a reading log) that many of my students didn't have One Single Book at their house. A tragedy, in my opinion. So I give them a book at Christmas and a book at the end of the year. It isn't much, it isn't fancy, but I like it. So if you have a fun gift you give, share your idea at:
It is a beautiful Sunday here in western Kansas. Not too hot, not too much wind. Just wonderful. So I'm spending part of my day outside and NONE of it on school work :)