7.24.2012

Updated School projects

In mid-June, I started worlking on my "to-do" list for school.  See that post here.  So far, I've worked mainly on crafty projects but I'm getting down to the nitty-gritty and need to start working on big things.  Here's a updated version of that list...


There are some things crossed off the list!  Whoo Whoo!

I've spent the last couple of morning working in my classroom.  I feel like I have soooooooo much more to do and I'm going outta town next week for a 1:1 conference.

Here's some pics of projects in my classroom. 

Turn in Table: I changed this from trays to drawers.  I like this idea a lot more.  The bucket is for highlighers.  I will be throwing all "NO NAME" papers away this year.  I have a stack of about 100 papers as an example of why my old policy didn't work!


Pen and Pencils containers: I need to get pencils still but you can get the idea. The drawers below are for extra paper, notecards, and other supplies like scissors, and glue.


I totally redid my board and I love it.  The words "agenda" and "assignments" are hot glued to the vinal tape. I think it looks neat and tidy.  The students will look here everyday.

Completion of this project... I finally found some magnets that are strong enough.  I still used a suction cup for the remotes holder b/c it's stronger. 

We are required to post objectives for every class.  This is the other side of the board. Along with the date and time.

 A look at the board area.

This is on the bulletin board as the students walk through the door.  The different class holders will hold agends and objectives for the week!

It's slowly coming together.  I am glad to have time to do all this.  My husband is amazing. 

God Bless!

7.19.2012

23.5 Weeks

I've been so super busy this past couple of weeks, I haven't much thought about posting to the blog. 

We went to Disney World at the end of June....and I promise to post about the trip later.  There's 250,000 pictures to go through so I'm trying to figure out how to deal with those first.

Last week was dedicated to 7th grade girls' basketball so there is that.  Yes, basketball has already started, although, I don't have to do anything else until after school starts in Septemeber.

Now, to the task at hand....baby #2's pregnancy.  I told a friend today that if this had been my first pregnancy, Justin and I would only have 1 child.  Please understand, I'm not complaining.  I understand that there are those that would take a bad pregnancy over no pregnancy at all.  I'm blessed beyond belief, but I'm being very honest.  It's my blog, for goodness sakes.....this pregnancy has been hell.  I know it could be worse, oh so much worse, so I'm not complaining....I'm explaining.

I'm blaming the testosterone that the little man is producing....but along with the constant headaches, cramps, hip and back aches, acne worse than a teenager, and lack of appetite, I'm so super emotional!  I mean, like, constantly in a state of wanting to cry or yell at someone.  I'm typically a pretty postitive person, (I know that some who know me and are reading this would totally disagree) but I'm struggling.  I'm not talking about depression but sometimes I wonder.  I know that Justin is concerned and I've got it under control but it's going to be a long 3.5 months if it continues like it is now.  (And I fully expect it to)  Add onto all of that lots of other things going on with my work and I am one stressed momma. B

But like I said earlier, I'm so super blessed!  I wouldn't give up anything actually.  This little boy is going to be great and I can't wait to meet him....although, he needs to keep cooking for a while longer! 

Now, a picture: this is the 23 week bump.


And a survey:

How far along? 23.5 Weeks


•Total weight gain: 15 lbs. (as of a week ago tomorrow)
•Maternity clothes? Oh of course. I tried to hold out as long as possible but before we went to Disney, I broke down and bought a few pairs of shorts.  I got all my maternity clothes from the last time down from the attic and washed and hung up this past weekend, so I'm so ready for the fall and for work. 

•Stretch marks? I think I have one little one on the right side of my belly. I'm still taking precautions this time though, in that I'm using some strong lotion 400 times a day.

•Sleep: Awful....hips hurt, and I have to pee about 5 times a night.

•Best moment this week: We got to hear the heartbeat last week again and that's always a great thing. 
•Miss Anything? Don't judge me...beer. Yea, I miss beer. And am actually craving it. Oh, and SUSHI!!!

•Movement: Quite a bit.  I'm starting to see him move sometimes.
•Food cravings: Ice cream, although I'm trying to keep that at bay.  I have indulged a couple of times, but not as much as with Molly.  I'm trying to eat healthier. And I do love a mean turkey sandwich. I could eat one every meal if others would agree to it. (hint, hint)
•Food aversions: Not really.  Greasy food doesn't sound all that great. 

•Gender: BOY!

•Labor Signs: I don't think so....I'm stretching and pulling so much that it's sometimes nerve-racking though.
•Symptoms: See list above. :)
•Belly Button in or out? Pretty flat

•Wedding rings on or off? On.

Oh, and in other baby news: we bought little man's nursery furniture last week and BRU called and said it was in.  We don't have his room painted yet, but will be completing this task this weekend and getting the furniture in.  I also decided on a color scheme....it's a bit different than planned originally. 

Madras Blackout Panel, 44x84", Blue

These curtains are from Pottery Barn kids and are serving as the inspiration for the nursery. I think we are going to paint the room a light tan/brown or maybe a grey. I'm hoping it goes well with the curtains. Agree? I have yet to buy anything yet but once the bank account evens out a little, I fully intend to.  I'm still trying to stick with animals like elephants, giraffs and lions too.  I was able to get this gem half off at a local store!!!  I was EXCITED!!


We also got Molly's bedding in this past week too....although, we are still waiting on her bed rails and dresser hutch to come in.  We ordered it 6 weeks ago!! 


 I'm planning to use the quilt as inspiration in her room: painting the room a light yellow and these ruffled pink curtains (also from PBK) with accents of dark lime green, hot pink and red. 

Ruffle Blackout Panel 44 x 84" Pink

I've also been working at getting some other home projects done this summer too.  Once those get finished, I will update the home tour pictures.

Hope your summer is going well and that you are staying cool.  It's hot here in SW MO with no end in sight.  Pray for rain to refresh us. 

God Bless...
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