Today was my first full day back working in my classroom. I actually got a lot accomplished! I moved around the layout of my room, and I think it will work really well with our new Reading block. Now that I have gone back to school, Louis has started daycare full time. He is a little stressed to say the least. Poor bebe is so used to being the only child around, and now he is having to share. Life lessons at such a young age. He cried ALL DAY Friday. No lie. All day. I felt so bad for Ms. Patricia. I think today was a little better. He only cried about half of the time. Thankfully, Ms. Patricia is so nice that she doesn't complain. She just tells me that he is a beautiful baby and that that's what babies do, cry. I think once Louis is used to the noise and other kids daycare will be great for him.
I have finally decided on a theme for my classroom this year. Every Monday morning I read "Oh the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss to my class. So, I thought I would do a Dr. Seuss theme this year. I came across some great quotes from his books, so I've decided to make my Friday post this week my five favorite ones:
1. Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
2. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
3. The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go.
4. Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
5. Think left and think right think low and think high. Oh the things you can think up if only you try.
And my all time favorite Dr. Seuss quote: "Kid, you'll move mountains!"
For those of you non-teachers out there- make a point to visit or volunteer in a local school this year. You will be truly amazed at the great things going on every single day. Spending just ten minutes with a child makes a world of difference in their life. I promise. I see it every day.
Today I got to do something I love- have lunch with my friends! I try to do this a lot during the summer because I don't get many chances during the school year. In June and July we attended the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. In June, the author of "Easy Entertaining" gave us some really cute and creative ideas on decorating for parties. Today, the new Miss Mississippi spoke and played the piano. I can honestly say that Mary Margaret Roark is an amazing girl. She is a great speaker, beautiful, and is a very entertaining and talented pianist. Mary Margaret spoke about her platform on Alzheimer's disease. It was an interesting and heartbreaking talk. I really learned a lot from her in the short five mintue speech. She has been to Washington to work with congress to pass bills regarding Alzheimer patients. Also, she has created a jewelry line to benefit her platform. After listening to her today, I think she has a great shot at being our next Miss America! We'll just have to wait and see!
Five Things in Pop Culture That I Totally Missed Out On:
1. Harry Potter
2. Casey Anthony and her trial. Didn't really watch that much
4. The Simple Life
5. Ole Miss winning the National Championship. Oh wait...
Today is Louis's half birthday! It's hard to believe that he is already 6 months old. So sad :( Today, we started eating level two foods. I think he enjoyed his corn and squash mixture. We went to see Dr. Weiland and Shelly Monday. He now weighs 16 lbs 12 ounces. He is 27 1/4 inches. I cannot believe how much he has grown. Still in the 50th percentile for weight, but 75th percentile in height. Go figure. We are still working on the whole tooth thing. You would think that two months of solid drooling would do the trick but nope. Not even close. He is close to sitting up on his own though! Exciting! And...his feet now touch the ground in his walker. It's so cute to see him move backwards and wonder how in the world that just happened. Louis is still loving Elmo and any type of music. His favorite person is Rob. Boo...
Here is a picture from his half birthday party. We got him half of a cake. He ate a little icing. Do NOT tell Dr. Weiland. She would not approve of the sugar...
Five things I enjoyed this week:
1. Rob being off for four days. We had a great long weekend at home with Louis, and cooking out with our family.
2. Rain. Finally.
4. Watching the final space shuttle launch. I can't believe it.
5. Lunch with a teacher from school. It's so nice to spend a long leisurely lunch with a friend. I wish we could do it more often!
During the rain yesterday I discovered something amazing. Wait for it....Netflix. Stop laughing. I know this is nothing new. BUT- it's new to me! I just thought I could get movies in the mail but guess what- since Rob has the PS3 that he had to have we can watch movies and TV shows instantly. Can you believe it? A couple of weeks ago we didn't even have computers at our house, and now we are downloading movies on our TV. Amazing. The cleaners was closed yesterday, so Rob, Louis, and I watched 4 movies. Yes, 4. It was great. Today I checked the mail and there was a movie waiting for me there too!! I watched The King's Speech this afternoon. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. I apparently have a slight obsession with the British royal family. Ever since I read "The Other Boleyn Girl" I have wanted to read and watch everything I can about the British monarchs. And although today's royals aren't descendants of Henry VIII (that's an entirely other blog post), I still am interested. I wonder if the royal wedding had anything to do with that?
PS- Anyone want to go to California and stalk William and Kate on their trip to the US?
You knew it was coming...here is the pageant post.
My top 5:
These are not in order
Mary Margaret Roark
I also think that Elyssa Lassiter will make the top 10- if not higher. I am so proud of our two Vicksburg girls this year. They are awesome!
I love this week so much! Helping with the pageant is so much fun, and I really enjoy talking to the girls. They are so nice and down to earth.
Watch tomorrow night at 8 and see if my predictions are correct!