Today I can be found at the local middle school. A school that serves over 1500 students and has more portables than I thought possible. I am smack dab in the middle of that sea in Portable 16 and apparently the heating system from the main building doesn't make it out here because my classroom is currently a breezy 61 degrees. Some of my cute little sixth graders are wearing gloves while they take their Social Studies test.
Note to self: stock up on fingerless gloves for Spence for when he walks these halls next year.
Um, yeah, about that? My babe will be here next year among the ID badges & Aeropostale sweatshirts and iPods and can I just say? The whole thing freaks me out. There is definitely a palapble difference between 5th and 6th grade and I can't imagine my boy out here in this portable jungle. I've got some growing up to do between now and next fall.
While my freezing students are making sense of their chapter 3 review, I am compiling the world's largest grocery list. I was asked to be in charge of the food for a stake dance this Friday night and I've been scouring recipes for weeks. My trusty partner Cindy and I formalized our plans yesterday and are preparing for our grocery shop Thursday morning. Did I mention I'm to prepare for 300 guests? Food for 300? No problem. I'm excited about what we've settled on and am anxious to get cooking. I may have mentioned it here a time or two before but cooking for others is my very favorite thing. We'll see if I still feel the same thing after prepping for 300.
While I'm exicted about my Friday night plans, I'm bummed because my little family was offered up lots of fun for the exact same day and I'm bummed to miss out. One of our favorite families invited us over for soups and s'mores and we love anything that involves them. Their home is so warm and inviting and she has the greatest fall decor around. I'm always excited to see what she's come up with. Another friend is having a baby shower for her first born son and I'm itching to get away and see some old friends. She has waited for this little guy patiently and I would love to celebrate her. And finally, the kid's school is hosting Monster Math Night, a night that I used to be in charge of as PTO Pres. I was secretly looking forward to enjoying the evening without any responsibilities! When it rains, it pours I guess but I wish I could make it to all four events with time to spare.
Oh, and one more thing. One shallow, ridiculous, completely non-important thing. Would you be so kind as to become a follower of this little bloggy? I look over at my sidebar and see the 10 who will claim me and I have to say, it depresses me. I know you're out there, my SiteMeter tells me so, so if you can stomach it, take a moment and come follow me. My self-esteem and I would really appreciate it.
My fingers are beginning to turn blue so I'm off to run some laps around the classroom with my students. Happy Tuesday to you!