I am a teacher. And also a nerd. And sometimes I do things in public that make others stare at me.
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I’m in the process of recovering some blue heels in black fabric and lace. My goal is to have them done by opening day. 

I’m facing crippling anxiety about where to put the lace. 

Coming up next in Decisions That Matter…

I’ve been looking high and low for cheap but durable(ish) magazine files. I needed 6- one for each table in my classroom. Everywhere wanted to charge too much or would take entirely too long for shipping. Target had some in the dollar bin last weeks but for some reason I didn’t buy them. When I went back, there were cardboard caddies in the slot labeled magazine files.

Then I realized I could just hang them in the same boxes I use for their writing folders. Duh. The best solutions are the free solutions (especially when they don’t take up any extra space!)

Came home to another surprise in the mail! I’m excited to use the book in my RTI centers and those stickers are pretty fab! 

There was a full name on the packing slip, but no tumblr user. I don’t want to post the name at the risk of making the sender uncomfortable. 

Thank you pseudo-anonymous donor!!

Came home to another surprise in the mail! I’m excited to use the book in my RTI centers and those stickers are pretty fab!

There was a full name on the packing slip, but no tumblr user. I don’t want to post the name at the risk of making the sender uncomfortable.

Thank you pseudo-anonymous donor!!

Le tired.

I made it to school by 8. Puttered around in my class, futzing with supplies, etc for 45 minutes.

Infinite Campus training at 9. It was over by 10, so I hung around to ask some questions. Left for my 11:15 OB-GYN appointment. I was there by 10:35, and was informed that the doctor was an hour behind. Got my last ultrasound, headed out the door by 12:30.

Back at school, I laminated a thousand feet of papers and cut them out during 3ish hours of online training modules.

Got home around 5:30, grabbed Chinese with Mr. Kaaay and licked up 2 days of groceries.

When we got home, we both laid down and forgot to put away groceries. I am so spent! How will I handle an actual teaching day at this rate! (Doing better than the hubs- he’s been snoring since 7!)

Textbooks

I teach 8th grade reading, writing, and math in a suburban/rural Kentucky school. I have a text book for math and I have novels for reading. 

I have nothing for writing. I’m thinking of doing a donors choose project for a textbook or workbook for writing. 

Are there any books/ textbooks/ workbooks you would recommend?

titsandtwosugars:

I’m never taking it off

titsandtwosugars:

I’m never taking it off

analangdon:

Harry Potter graphs/charts

Dear IKEA,

It’s very rude to offer 5 magazine file folders for the VERY reasonable price of $1.49 (yay, I’ll take two sets!) and then charge $15 for shipping. 

I really hope Target still had some of the folding cardboard ones in their dollar bins. 

Sincerely,

I just have so many folders to organize!

Just made meatballs and gravy from scratch and they were delicious, if not very spherical. 

Sometimes I can adult!

I didn’t want to unpack my duffle bag full of flip flops.

So I’ve worn a different pair every day, and put them away before bed.

At this rate, they will be unpacked by 2015.

colouredsounds97:

J.K Rowling added this to the series.

colouredsounds97:

J.K Rowling added this to the series.

hisnamewasbeanni: did you get the reply to your message? I thought i sent it from my phone, but on my computer it said I still had an unread message. Oh the terrible things technology does. 

Big thank you to the person who bought this border off of my wish list! It was a very nice surprise to come home to!

Big thank you to the person who bought this border off of my wish list! It was a very nice surprise to come home to!

me-inmywords:

I feel like that’s what I’m doing..

It’s do-able…I did it. The secret is working your butt off at a full time job while you go to college.

me-inmywords:

I feel like that’s what I’m doing..

It’s do-able…I did it. The secret is working your butt off at a full time job while you go to college.

(Source: starshollowconfessions)