As far as work goes, I am back at it for four days this week with workshops and staff development. It's nice to get back and see everyone, but very little time is available to get caught up. My room is still not ready for when the kids start, but I am sure I will be ready come next Wednesday.
In hopes to becoming a bit more organized, I was on a quest to find a good planner. I am sure it's not shock to many of you, that I like to keep track of everything (every meeting, every phone call, everything), and I knew what I wanted in a planner. We usually get these free one's from the insurance company, but they are just monthly calendars. I wanted something with both weekly and monthly calendars in it and plenty of space for all my notes and reminders. On my third stop, I found extactly what I was looking for!
Now I didn't want to spend as much on it as I did, but once I saw that each day had a quote, I was excited!
Today's Quote says: "Experts estimate that by not eating a pound of beef, we save more water than by not showering for one year."
The store was full of parents and kids shopping for school. While I was standing in line, I over-heard (some may call this eavesdropping) a mom talking to her daughter. The mom was trying to convince her daughter that when you multiply you have to put the bigger number on top, like 5x4 or 9x6. For reals? Please tell me that you all know about fact families and the Commutative Property? You don't have to put the big number first! (If not, I guess I learned you something, lol).
And then, she proceeded to ask her daughter if she has done any reading this summer. Really? A week before school starts? I swear this mother knew I was a teacher! A week before school starts is NO time to worry about whether or not your child has done any reading over the summer. Cringe.