I think my brain is *starting* to get back into school mode...at least I was up half the night the other day thinking about classroom layouts, it that's any indication...yikes! I spent Monday at a Common Core math planning day with my new teammate.
I also finally made it into my classroom! Much to my dismay, when I showed up Tuesday the previous teacher's million boxes and pieces of furniture were still taking up the whole room! GAH! Thankfully, one of my WONDERFUL teammates offered to help me, and we singlehandedly moved every single item out into the hall. Fire hazard much? Oh well, at least I got the room clear! I made a huge dent in unpacking and setting up in just a day and a half of work! My new room is way more spacious than the old one, but was a bit of a puzzle to set up. Sneak peak:
If only I didn't need to bring in those pesky student desks and could have the room wide open like this... ;)
I had a BEAUTIFUL 6 mile run last night in one of my favorite forest preserves. I brought along music for the first time in over a week and was amazed at how much I enjoyed it. A couple months back I was so sick of the exact same playlist that I was ready to throw my ipod against the wall. Amazing how taking a break makes it feel fresh and new again! I am 99% sure I even set a PR for that particular distance! Can't remember the last time I ran 6 miles so fast. After my run, I realized I didn't have any cold chocolate milk boxes (I keep them on the shelf and stick one or two in the fridge at a time) or any frozen fruit for a smoothie. I threw a handful of ice, one regular banana, a scoop of PB, and 3/4 of a chocolate milk box in the blender to see what would happen.
I'm jetting off to BOSTON tomorrow! I *may* have over-packed for my 5 day trip...
Happens to the best of us, right?? I'll see you guys back next week with Management Monday and a Race Recap for the Triple Threat Half Marathon I'll be running Saturday!
Favorite smoothie recipe?
Have you started working in your classroom? Having school nightmares/sleepless nights yet?? (tell me I'm not the only one...)