Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The one with no snow day

Today we awoke to sleet pellets. By the time we got to school they had turned into big fat snowflakes. And a few hours later it developed into a lovely winter wonderland. Check out the view from classroom. Yep, my classroom. Because I'm in school today.
Cause my district is cool like that and we're trapped in a middle school with snow on the ground and children in our classroom who rarely see snow. It's the perfect combination.

And so it goes, my life with no snow day :(

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Funny Valentine

If you've ever shopped for Valentine's for your child's classmates, then you know that the manufacturers rely on the power of cheese. I have been informed that in 4th grade it's especially important not to give out cards that contain any type of statement which might result in your friends teasing you about girls.

So with that thought in mind, I was thrilled when I stumbled across a super cute and creative idea at 24-7-365. Alissa is a genius!

1 hour (thanks Walgreens!) and 20 minutes later, we have embarrassment-free Valentines!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Are you ready for some Football?

Growing up in North Louisiana and Central Texas, I don't remember a time in my life when I didn't know football. And while pro-sports allegiances in the north part of the boot state were hard to come by, I've been a Saints fan for most of my life (I will admit to a brief fling with the Cowboys in the mid 80s). Yup, a brown-bag-wearing 'Aints fan.
Being a Saints fan as a kid was a lot like being a Cubs fans...if you set low expectations for them, they couldn't let you down. But today. Today is the day that the rest of the nation is invited to join the Who Dat Nation and learn what we've always known.
If you believe, it will happen.

Laissez les bons temps rouler boys!