Posted on March 11, 2009 by thereadingzone
As I perused the rack of sunglasses at TJMaxx, I was shocked with what I found. A gorgeous pair of Coach sunglasses……for $15! I immediately snatched them up, thrilled with my find.
TJMaxx is one of my favorite stores. I have to do some digging, but I always find great deals there. Today, I spent a few minutes exploring the shoe section, housewares, bathing suits, dresses, and women’s clothes. I ended up leaving with a pair of Coach sunglasses, Lilly Pulitzer sunglasses, and a peacock Vera Bradley 3-ring binder for my new desk.
Some days I spend 30 minutes digging through the racks at TJMaxx and come up empty-handed. But today was a great shopping day! I left the store, bag in hand, thrilled with my purchases.
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Posted on March 10, 2009 by thereadingzone
As I cleaned my room, I scanned it quickly with my eyes. Anything that would stand out to a parent? I looked over the bulletin boards, made sure I had the chairs set up in the hallway, and the table set up for conferences.
The memoirs! I had forgotten to put them out! I paused for a second, trying to remember where I had put them. Oh, that’s right! I made my way over to my desk and grabbed the large, bound scrapbook. As I walked out to the hall, I flipped through the memoirs. My students did a great job! I was so proud of them and couldn’t wait for their parents to read their published memoirs, mounted on scrapbook paper, and bound in the class memoir book.
I glanced at the clock as I walked back into the room. Only 5 more minutes until my first conference!
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Posted on March 9, 2009 by thereadingzone
As I sat with my current teammates, I realized I was starting to get anxious. For the past 4 years I have worked with the best team of teachers. Now our school is the victim of restructuring and all the teams are being mixed up. Besides one of my best friends being my special ed teacher next year, I will be working with a whole new team! It’s a scary thought.
Today was our first team meeting. As we introduced ourselves, I slowly started to feel at ease. These girls (and one guy) seem like they are fun, down-to-earth, and passionate about their subject areas. I have three of my favorite special ed teachers with me, we get to name our own “houses”, and I get to teach a 36 minute enrichment period each day. That means I can teach my monarchs more in depth! And maybe even hold a mock Newbery Award! This is shaping up to be a better year than I first though it would be…
Change is hard, but sometimes it can have unexpected positive results!
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