Wednesday, June 30, 2010

get off your "ath" let's do some Math!

Math is a wonderful thing,
Math is a really cool thing.

Bonus points if you know what movie that's from :)

Today I ventured into the wide world of 3D shapes and all that it entails: volume, base, area, radius and pi. It's been a long time since I graced a math classroom, and we are not BFFs. I saved up all my "C" hours for my college math courses. I hated parabalas and graphing with a passion usually reserved for the Yankees. I am still waiting for the opportunity to use a proof in real life. Bottom line, it's just not my thing.

Which is why I held on to the teacher's manual for dear life and referred to my cheat sheet for every single question that arose. I can guarantee these kids will be able to find volume, but heaven help us if you ask them to justify their answers!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

six word saturday

Why can't I just do nothing?

Since coming home from vacation last Saturday, I have baked a gazillion cupcakes, packaged and mailed half those cupcakes, banished the sand from all vacation materials, started two 4th of July crafts, cleaned the pantry, cleaned the garage, and today I have promised young un a tie dye extravaganza. Why can't I just sit still and do nothing?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I wanna bake with somebody...

While I was on vacation I took a break from the bloggy world to just relax on the beach. Which meant I had a plethora of posts to catch up on. Which means I quickly fall into some bloggy black hole, clicking through links at every stop.

On one of my late nights journey's I came across this recipe at Joy's Hope. It had everything I love: salted caramel, homemade butter cream and chocolate. *swoon* We were meant to be. I decided these cupcakes would be an excellent treat for my summer school co-workers. Apparently I thought summer school was staffed by an army. I really don't know why I thought I needed 672 cupcakes, but that's close to the number I ended with.

Big cupcakes, tiny cupcakes, cupcakes in a jar. I'm an equal opportunity cupcaker.

I tried to limit my samples to just the minis, and have spent much of the day delivering these little bites of deliciousness to everyone I've ever met. They do not need to spend anymore time in my house. I can not be responsible for the amount consumed if I'm left alone with them. They are that good.

So go ahead. Make some cupcakes. You know you want to.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

On the beach you'll find them there...

I'll be honest, my favorite thing about being a teacher is June & July. (Not August, cause that means back to work). But it takes a lot of rest/relaxation/adult beverages to clear my mind of the previous year's shenanigans.

This week, I traded my desk for a nice sandy beach.
kids running down the hall, for a kid running in the surf.
collecting homework papers for collecting sea shells.

juvenile behavior for, well, juvenile behavior.
And cheesy lectures for cheesy pictures.

These are the memories that get me through September and October and convince me I can survive another year. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a frozen drink calling my name and a mini golf championship to win.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bring the beat back...

I was a little worried when I caught myself singing this while folding laundry.