Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
2.) Relay an entertaining conversation or string of emails you recently had with someone.
Hee. Hee. As soon as I saw this prompt, I knew it was the one for me.
As a teacher I frequently collaborate with others in my school including our media specialist and our technology integration specialist. Which are just fancy ways to say our librarian and our computer guy.
A few weeks ago we were busy preparing for our 2nd graders to present their Rise 'N Shine assembly. They were presenting our new character word of the month to the school and giving away all the fab.u.lous prizes to students who won for demonstrating our previous character trait. One of my jobs was to work with our computer guy, we'll call him "Herbert", to make sure he had the PowerPoint to show and all the information we needed presented on the big screen.
What follows is our actual email exchange. At no time has this been altered by me... no matter what "Herbert" claims.
Me: Here is the information you need. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks!
"Herbert": Perfect. Spatterdock. Do you have the agenda yet?
Me: What does spatterdock mean?!?!?!
"Herbert": Apparently it is a flower of the lily family or a housing addition on Caddo Lake in Texas (Google, 2010). Good thing you didn't ask me why in the $%@# it is in the middle of my email message, 'cause the answer to that would be, "I don't have a $%@# clue." I have never heard of it until just now. Clickin' around too fast I guess. ??????? Sorry.
I know this is definitely one of those "had to be there" moments, but we just have laughed and laughed about this so much since it happened!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
After making it out of pool play, they played great and won their next couple games to make it into the final four! Way to go Hawks! We're so proud of how much the boys learned and progressed throughout the weekend. You could really see the difference in each game as they figured out their offense and how they could score on these giants they were playing against.
Payton did very well overall. He averaged about 12 points per game (most games had final scores around 30) and was a good leader for his team. He helps to keep the other players calm when they begin to lose their cool.
Here's a video I got during the first game. It's not very good, but all the pictures I took were even worse. So this is the best I've got. Payton is #5 on the white team. Watch for #12 on the blue team. This was our first game and this kid was soooo tall! He looked like he belonged in college. He was seriously the tallest 6th grader I've ever seen and he was a great ball player as well. One of my favorite quotes from the weekend was when one of Payton's teammates was talking about how this guy's armpit hair touched his arm when they were going for a rebound. He was so grossed out! Ha!
Monday, February 15, 2010
If something needs to be said, SPEAK UP
If you make an appointment, SHOW UP
If you make a mistake, FESS UP
If you’re overstepping, BACK UP
If you get behind, CATCH UP
If they knock you down, GET UP
If you’re out of line, STRAIGHTEN UP
When your boss instructs, KEEP UP
When your elders speak, LISTEN UP
When your teachers teach, SIT UP
When the fight is over, MAKE UP
If you’re being hard, EASE UP
If your heart is closed, OPEN UP
If you want to buy something, SAVE UP--
If you make a mess, CLEAN IT UP
If you drop trash, PICK IT UP
If a car is waiting for you to walk across the street, SPEED IT UP
If you’re cold busted, GIVE IT UP
If people fall down, HELP THEM UP--
If people start fighting, BREAK IT UP
If the music is wholesome, TURN IT UP
If the message is poisonous, THROW IT UP
If your words are vulgar, CLAM IT UP
If your words encourage, KEEP IT UP
If your pants are baggy, PULL THEM UP
If the belt’s too loose, CINCH IT UP
If you’re dressed half naked, COVER IT UP
If you can’t afford stuff, PASS IT UP--
If you made a promise, you BACK IT UP
And you can take your whining and PACK IT UP
It’s called personal responsibility, so TAKE IT UP
When life gets boring, you SHAKE IT UP
When life is good, you SOAK IT UP
When life’s unfair, you SUCK IT UP
When life is funny, you can YUCK IT UP
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Soon, ladies and gentlemen, you will see me and Haley on The Amazing Race. Very soon. Really. We're workin' on it.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
1. Chicken Parmigiana from the Pioneer Woman. Yum!
2. Crawfish Corn Chowder. This is a recipe that I got from my friend Jennifer. It is heavenly! Not very healthy, but heavenly!
3. Snickerdoodles. This is my favorite kind of cookie but I hardly ever eat them. When I saw this recipe on This, That & My Blog I had to give it a try. And boy am I glad I did because they are sooo good!
I am seriously. seriously. seriously. going to have to start running more because cooking = eating. And that is definitely becoming a problem for me!
Monday, February 8, 2010
And best of all we get to laugh and guess what our hero, Lincee (www.ihategreenbeans.com), will put in her recap. And this recap, my friends, is exactly why Tuesday is the second best day of the week!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Please, please...no more snow days for us!!
Payton or Payton?!?!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
One big reason I think I'm so bad at it is because I just can't seem to go beyond second grade words. I guess all this talk of "vowel-r", and "vowel teams" during our word study time has left me literally unable to spell any words that contain more than five letters. It's kinda sad really.
Yet I still keep coming back for more...
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Here they go! Hold on tight!
It was a miracle no one got injured. These boys were fearless!
Sledding with daddy.
I really thought Elyse wouldn't last very long outside since it was so cold, but she had a blast. Finally we had to drag her inside kicking and screaming. I think she could have sledded all day long!