I was blog hopping and reading everyone's great ideas. It was interesting to read about Christmas. I have 2 students who celebrate Eid and the rest celebrate Christmas. YES I PUT UP A CHRISTMAS TREE in my classroom! YES I DO! It's 6 foot, nothing fancy...adorned with ornaments that don't quite make my home tree and any ornaments the students make me. I'm so disappointed that everything has to be so "PC" around the USA. Even though I put up a tree, I still acknowledge Eid, Hanukkah, and any other holiday the kids want to briefly discuss. I find it fascinating to learn about other cultures and religions...even if I don't agree. I don't preach anything and don't even bring up God or Jesus in class...unless it's an open discussion that involves all students. SO YES! I WILL PUT UP MY TREE!
So, we had P/T Conferences last week. Monday and Tuesday. I had EIGHT students/parents go on vacation. Now, I'm all for family time and family vacations and thankful they didn't take time out of class time to take vacations...but that's OVER TWO MORE HOURS of conferences I'll have to "make up". Granted...they will be phone conferences...but that's MY time and I don't have enough time as it is! AND this is WAY TOO LATE to have the first conference. I was handing out 2nd quarter midterms at conferences! Insane.
Secret...we're not "supposed to" give food treats of any sorts in class. But how can I not? Let me briefly explain...So Hostess shut down (I'm sure you all heard-it was all over the news) and Hubby worked there...He brought home lots of stuff when he went to clean out his locker... I have those cute Hostess cupcakes to hand out to all my students! And guess what? I'm having them eat them in class. YES IN CLASS. I have no nut allergies this year...so we shall eat the last of the Hostess Cupcakes...the ones with the little white swirly curly design! That's right...I'm such a rebel. First a Christmas tree and now an unhealthy fun treat!
Hi Big Kid! I know you are stalking your mom and reading this!
Little Kid has made me giggle this past week... I woke her up before I went to bed to make her go potty... she finished... then climbed into the bath tub to go back to sleep. So cute, I snapped a pic. THEN my kids slept over at grandma and grandpa's house so hubby and I could Black Friday shop... Little Kid woke up and went to go potty...well my mom shut the bedroom door which has a full length mirror on the back of it....and Little Kid saw her reflection and thought it was Mid Kid! So she kept trying to dodge "Mid Kid"...BUT IT WAS HERSELF! OMG. So funny. I don't know how she finally figured out it was her and not her sister and made it to the potty.
Enjoy your week! I will have something of interest soon..