Before I start babbling about my day, I have to sing praises to God for the success of Amy Lemons' surgery. She was on my mind all day yesterday and I just kept declaring her surgery would be without complications.
God is good! :)
Now praying for a speedy recovery!
So, I'm back on the sub list. I've been subbing for the past 4 years but this summer I had some plans, that didn't work out so here I am.
(I'll bore you some other time with the story.)
I was called into a 3rd grade classroom today. I wish I had lots of fun pictures to share of all the cool activities we did but there were none. Only worksheets. Boring worksheets.
I did enjoy this during my lunch break. :)
I always have a little back up plan because there have been times when teachers have left insufficient work or they leave something the students have already done and they breeze through it. I hate when that happens! So I remembered Farley's RAK and decided to get these kiddos going with some handmade Christmas cards. It's the best I could do on the spot and with the materials I had. We listed people in the school who don't get thanked often for the work they do. With a nudge from me, they came up with the following:
2. Custodial staff
3. Cafeteria staff
4. PE coaches
5. Computer lab manager
I cut up some construction paper, glued white paper inside and ta-da a card! I had them decorate the front, draw a little something inside, and write a two sentence thank you. Of course I forgot to take a picture. They were so into the cards that the dismissal bell rang and they were still working on them. We had to clean in a hurry and pack up for the day. Some even said they were going to finish them at home and deliver them tomorrow. :)
I'm going to be helping out the P.E. coaches tomorrow for half a day so I get to wear sweatpants! Perfect because it's cold and I get to wear a hoodie. I've never been in a P.E. class before so we'll see how it goes.
Before I go here are some giveaways I think you'll want to enter:
Kim from Finding Joy in 6th Grade is all about spreading joy this holiday season. She's giving away a $25 giftcard to the store of your choice!
Jennifer over at Herding Kats in Kindergarten is giving away a $50 Kohl's gift card!
The sweet ladies from Primary Possibilites are having a sweet giveaway over at their blog!
Katie from Teacher to the Core is having a HUGE giveaway with over 33 bloggers!
P.S. It's 41 degrees outside right now! :D