I got a new student (very sweet and smart!!) whose father has an awesome accent and possibly a glass eye.
Someone stole my granola bar from my lunchbox in the teacher's lounge fridge. Please.....feel free to dig through my lunchbox and HELP YOURSELF. It's not like I planned to ENJOY THAT or anything. If you know me, you know that I enjoy snacks VERY MUCH. I accused everyone on the hall and still haven't found the culprit, but I did get lots of laughs.
The next day I started keeping all non-refrigerated items in a safer top secret location instead of in my lunchbox. Y'all don't even know how serious I am about my snacks.
Thanks to my friend/coworker LaTasha, Matt and I became obsessed with an app called Ruzzle. It's like a timed word search. I'm ashleyh31 if you wanna play....but be warned that I just got a score of 1028 IN ONE ROUND (and totally took a picture of my score and texted it to Matt....because we're awesome like that).
Matt sent me a video of a creature who apparently visits our outside trashcans at night. Late last night, he heard noises out back and peeked out the window with his gun ready (you never know!) and there sat the cutest little guy nibbling on some chicken. I named him Randy the Raccoon. Matt prefers to address him formally with "Randall." He said he acted just like a little person....using his hands to open the lid, propping it open with his shoulder, picking up various items, and eating the goodies that he found!! Hilarious!
On Tuesday, right as my peer observation was about to start, a student raised his hand and sounded worried. He showed me his finger, which was attached to his shoe. He had somehow gotten a plastic tag twisted so tight around his finger that he was losing circulation. All the kids gathered round as I attempted to slide it off his finger. Meanwhile, my friend/a teacher down the hall came in to observe my math lesson. AWESOME. Our new K teacher ran in and said my name, and I looked up and said, "We're having an emergency here!" so she left. (I found out later that she was trying to tell me about ANOTHER emergency on the hall). Finally I was able to get some scissors and managed to cut his finger free without actually cutting him. WHEW. Right about that time, LaTasha came running in to announce that 2 of her students threw up at the end of lunch and one of them has Spanish-speaking parents and could I please call his mom when I got a second? HAHAHAHA. A day in the life! Thank god my friend Mary was observing me instead of an administrator (Hi Mary!).
I walked around for an entire morning still wearing the "Medium" sticker on the front of my brand new shirt. Nice one, Ash!
On Wednesday, I had my last first day of school EVER (hopefully.....unless I get crazy and get some other type of degree one day far in the future)!!! After 13 years of elementary/middle/high school + 4 years of college + 2 years of grad school.......the end is near!