Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blizzard (And not the good kind from Dairy Queen ;)

Having grown up in Nevada, I have a certain expectation to how my seasons should unfold. To my utter amazement, THIS is what greeted me at the front door yesterday! WHAT?! It's only October!!! With several sighs and many groans, I headed out into the whiteness to earn a couple of dollars.
Speaking of work, I had quite the adventure today. We had barely lined up for morning greeting in the gym, when the other 3rd grade teacher ran up to me and told me one of my students was having a seizure. Talk about adrenaline rush! I tore across the room and saw that my amazing aide had her on her side already to make sure she wouldn't choke on her tongue. So, I took off across the school to have the office call her mom and get her back as soon as possible. The other 3rd grade teacher was amazing and took my class, so I could focus on this sweet, little girl. We then moved her into the office and kept her awake by chatting to her about her Halloween costume. I had to go back to class, but I was relieved when I heard her mom had showed up within a couple of minutes. Whew! What a way to start the day ;) Needless to say, it was a crazy start, but I was really grateful that everyone was okay. It's really great to work with such amazing people too. Another full day of hitting the curve balls that are thrown to you as a teacher ;)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Happiness

Probably my new FAVORITE cook book out there is a book I found while wandering the wonderful rows of Borders. I stumbled across this little gem and I have been LOVING the recipes! I seriously get excited just thinking about WHEN I can make them ;) So the big decision now is if I should make spiders, swamp fingers, or peanut butter, chocolate dipped eyeballs for our class party......