Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My Horrible No Good Very Bad Day and What I'm Pinning Wednesday

Oh my! Today was one of those days you need a drink of your favorite sweet tea afterwards. I was running behind this morning because I couldn't get the sandwhich meat bag open, so I gave my yummy breakfast to my puppies and put me in the standard biscuit and sausage in the microwave so I could eat on the run. I got half way down the road and realized I had left my breakfast in the microwave. I decided I'd just starve and not eat breakfast so I could get to school on time. So I got to school with just enough time to spare and found that my cute Bunny Addition hall display had been destroyed. At first I thought the wind had just knocked down a few of the cute rabbits and then I noticed...

One of the poor innocent rabbits had its head torn off... the second one had its arm torn off. I know it was cold and windy last night... but there is NO way that the wind could have done this much damage. Not inside a building that is surrounded by at least four walls. I was devastated and if my students knew they would be heart-broken. I have no idea who did this, so I'm not pointing fingers. But I'm still disgusted at this. I mean come on! Who in the world could destroy student work and live with themselves. I mean I have a hard time even throwing away work that has no name and does not get claimed. They work so hard on their stuff! (The one who did the head-shredded on is a PERFECTIONIST! I mean just look at the cute pocket detail she added! And if you turn it over you'll see the tail she added.)

The day got a little better... but I had another disaster at the end of the day. I just wanted to put my head down and quit the day. Thank God the day was almost over at that point. I mean another teacher looked at me and just said "45 minutes to go. Breathe!" I mean, it was THAT bad! 

Okay now that I've vented (Thanks I needed that!) I have for you this weeks What I'm Pinning Wednesday! So each time I've done this I have had a "theme" for the week. So since the first thing I saw that I wanted to show you was THIS awesome bookcase, I decided to go with a Classroom Organization "theme."
Rosenberry Rooms sales this bookcase which is TO DIE FOR!
Now I don't know if I can afford it, but it is absolutely gorgeous and could be an inspirational starting place.

 Okay... I have to be honest! When I first started teaching I didn't like the idea of "time out." I thought it was too childish... but after I found out that the principals at our school do time-out and other teachers in our building do time-outs... I tried it. And I have to say I think its a good thing. It gives the students somewhere to go to think about their behavior so that they are not disrupting other students anymore. And this chair is just too cute. I let my students know all the time that I love them... even when they do something silly that you can obviously tell they did not think through, I want them to know that I still love them and care about them and their well-being and their learning.

Okay so I'm sure all of you have seen these. I currently use a similar one to organize my junk boxes. But I really really like the idea of organizing all of my smaller desk items in one of these. At least then I MIGHT be able to find what I need, when I need it, without taking too long.

 After today... I need one of these. Maybe I can't implement it at the beginning of the year... since some students don't know how to write their name. Or I could let those that can write their name use it and provide students who still can't write their name a picture or something similar to put on here when they leave- at least until they learn to write their name!

Michelle at Apples and ABC's: Adventures in Kindergarten
This is just simply a good idea. Paint your stick 2 different colors at the end. At the beginning of the day have all sticks facing the same way. As you call on students, flip their stick over to the second color. That way you'll know you've already called on them. That way your questions can be spread out among everyone.

Gotta be honest, not liking my current mailbox/folder system. Going back to just folders and study buddies next year. Also going to put my behavior chart on my newsletter and staple that in the study buddy just like I did last year. (Its my way to save the Earth! Less paper needed!) So gonna build me a new mailbox and I really don't want it to get ruined after just the first year, so using these clips with labels seems like a good choice. PLUS if you have a student leave in the middle of the year you can simply change out the clip and/or label.

Maybe, just maybe, I will get around to implementing some of these cool, inspiring ideas into my classroom next year! Make sure you check out these blogs, if applicable. (Sorry for not having all the blogs, I followed these back to their original place and most were just dead-ends.)

Have a good night ladies. Just 2 more days until Friday!


  1. The only good thing about days like that is that eventually they end! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!
    A Turn to Learn

  2. I am praying that tomorrow will be much better for you! Life of a teacher.. And, I agree-- those jerks! The bunnies looked too cute! Sorry, that happened.

  3. I can't believe that someone would do that to your kids' bunnies!! I hope that tomorrow is a better day!

    First Grade Magic

  4. Hey! I see me!! You just made my day :)!!!


    Apples and ABC's

  5. Sorry about your bad day. That was me on Tuesday. You just gotta thank God that the day is over and pray that you get to see the next one =)

    Kinder Kraziness


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