Saturday, August 13, 2016

ACK! Already Saturday! And still August.

Behind. What a surprise. I'm sitting in my study hiding from the current chaos for a bit. On the plus side I did get

  •  three doctor visits (:P bum leg and allergies whatevs, fine, no worries);
  • a car inspection (why is it so hard to find a place that actually DOES those?); 
  • a visit to the tax office for new plates and car registration;
  • a bunch of stuff back to school out of my laundry room and garage;
  • one long hallway bulletin board covered and bordered (thinking I might do a grade level 40 book challenge and have them tell me books or articles they've read and post mini covers or screenshots? Would that work? Points for not having to change it out); 
  • a long inside the library bulletin board bordered(LOVE THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE COVERED though no idea what will be going on the board ... I've done a word wall and an electronic resources wall-cause it's behind a wall of computers);
  • another smaller board pinned together ... waiting for it to actually be hung on the wall to staple and take pics cause I like it ... BB a GR8T Reader!;
  • printing and cutting for some of the computer lab bulletin boards (I don't do it and it won't get done. No one has time. I'm just making it this year because it hasn't been done in too long. :/);
  • a little organizing at school;
  • a full day elem. library PD downtown (where I managed to lose my car at the park and ride and since my Tile just died about two months ago and I haven't gotten a new one yet ... that was fun);
  • five nieces and nephews under five (and one 2 weeks away from 9) visiting, along with my siblings and inlaws;
  • college brother home for a visit after a cancelled flight adventure;
  • and the biggest barbecue ever (poor college brother missed the first round but will get the leftovers).
Next week is a day of Leader in Me, a day and a half of the new teacher evaluation system (that will not be used to evaluate teacher librarians so that will be super interesting), a day and a half of working in the classroom (though have you found they still tend to hold meetings in the library during that time? A little frustrating with no office), a half day of data, and ... I cannot remember what the other half day is. Kona Ice will be there on Friday! I suppose to make us feel better about having getting to stay for a long Meet the Teacher night.

I don't drink coffee or touch anything with banana. Otherwise these look tasty.

Maybe something like this. Only ... it would be awesome if it were something that could stay up longer. Fun stuff for a little while, sure. Long term more informative or instructional (though it is on the other end of the library from the teaching area).

Cause it's kind of funny.

No more hiding out. Family fun time. Loud but awesome. Missing the other half (I have eleven nieces and nephews. And five siblings total).

Friday, August 5, 2016

And It's Already Friday AGAIN

Last one of the summer. Insert sad face here.
Once the kids get to school and we get started it will be OK. There are just a lot of ... meetings to deal with between now and then. That only about 20-25% of which will be applicable.

Well. Enough of that. Click through for original sources.

I tried drawing a BB8 and R2D2 last summer. You did not see a picture of that. There is a reason why. So ... this is not my library door.

Leafy green (Yoda?) is one of my favorite colors. Even though leafy green comes from plants. That produce pollens. That are my nemesis (had to stop taking meds for retesting next week ... summer is usually my easiest time because it is so all fired HOT even the plants wish they could stay inside but this summer ACHOO-ing all over the place!). Also I imagine we'll all be feeling much like this red panda the next few weeks until we get back into the swing of things.

Last holiday season I took pics of Yoda on the Shelf. Purely pictures, no behavior tie-ins involved. This one is funny, though. Not sure why it showed up in the middle of the summer but oh well.

Excuse me for just a moment because I do not even really know the story behind it.