Did I sound like a first grader?
This week has been full of fabulous little moments! Only partly teaching related…just warnin’ ya!
What have you been up to this Summer?
Here’s my week’s checklist:
- DANCE MOM—CHECK
I am officially a dance mom!
See the cute warm up set my daughter got for dance? It’s official people.
(the warm up set is not so cute except that anything with my daughter’s name on it makes me go,”Aw!”)
I am guilty. I watch. I gape in horror. Then I watch some more. If you don’t watch then you don’t know that I put my face where Abby’s crabby face usually goes…
- GET A LAMINATOR- CHECK
Hubs brought this home yesterday!
I wasted NO time cranking things out…I have already been on amazon ordering more laminating pockets.
- CONTINUE BOOK ADDICTION
Costco has 6 book sets for $9.99. Lots of K-2 Titles! I only got these two because hubs was watching.
This book is for me and I have NO IDEA what on Earth it is about. If it is good I will let you know!
- SURVIVE GETTING DAUGHTER’S EARS PIERCED-CHECK!
Now that daughter is on the dance team we have hair, make-up, and earring requirements! (I am so giddy) Ok so I may have embellished on the earring requirements. But matching white rhinestones were mentioned at the dance meeting and up to this point we were not pierced.
- BECOME BFF’S WITH A FAVORITE AUTHOR-CHECK
I have been working on a special project that involves a certain big red dog. I wanted to be sure I was not infringing on any copyright laws, so I attempted to contact Norman Bridwell’s people. They put me on the phone with him!!!!!!!!!!!! After speaking he asked me to send him my Clifford Unit so he can submit it for approval! I have been OVER THE MOON about it since Tuesday. It may or may not happen, but I am just star struck and amazed that I spoke to Norman Bridwell!
Check out this screenshot taken from my phone!!!
- LEISURELY SHOP THE MALL-CHECK
Now mall shopping during the school year is NO FUN for me. I loathe it. I am tired, cranky, and too busy. Today was SO DIFFERENT!
That is so awesome that you spoke with Normal Bridwell! Thanks for the tip about the books at Costco. Glad you are enjoying your summer!
Delighted in Second
Miss T says
Clifford!!! How stinking cool is that? And yes I watch Dance Moms too lol. Sounds like you are having a great summer!
Journey of a Substitute Teacher
You're a riot!!! I about peed when I saw your face on Abbys bod……I watch that show too and want to reach into that TV and choke a few people….Abby is a hot mess and those moms are nuts for letting her talk to their kids that way….
I've been up to strep throat and sleeping:( Although today is the first day my throat doesn't hurt….antibiotics kicked in!! Going to watch my girl play in a beach tourney tomorrow:) That's as far ahead as I can think right now:)))
4th Grade Frolics
How exciting about Norman Bridwell! I love the big red dog. It's a good thing I don't have a Costco membership. I want the Fancy Nancy books!
My Different Worlds
Amber P. says
It sounds like you're having a great summer!!
Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher
Jordon, The Messy One says
Oh my goodness – I am reading Little Bee too!! I'm about 100 pages in. I'm dying to know about "the beach incident". Let me know what you think of the book!!
Sounds like a GREAT start to your summer! I too have been busy and I am only 3 days out:) HAHA! I have spent SO much money! But hey…I don't ever shop for myself and I took some of my bonus money we get in June and went shopping! Hello new Coach bag and wallet:)
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Oceans of First Grade Fun says
Loving the Dance Moms pic. Hey did you know you can get laminating pouches at Sam's…a pack of 200 for about 20 bucks! I get two boxes at the beginning of every month.
Oceans of First Grade Fun
Lisa R. says
You got to talk to Norman Bridwell!!! I would have been over the moon about that!!! I am super jealous of that laminator, because I want one in the worst way. 🙂 I think I'm going to have to cave & just do it!
Learning Is Something to Treasure
Heather's Heart says
You are hilarious! Next time I am sitting by you and Farley! =)
That is so awesome that you talked to Norman Bridwell! I hope all woks out because I would love to see your Clifford stuff! =)
I don't know if I'm more impressed with your conversation with Norman or your great book finds at Costco! Congrats to your baby girl (and you!). Looks like you are having an awesome summer!
Peace, Love, and First Grade
Sounds like a great way to kick off the summer. I'm drooling over your hot/cold laminator. Awesome! And, that is super cool that Norman Bridwell emailed you back. I love authors that take the time to do that. He just went up another ten notches in my book. 🙂
The Teaching Thief
I love American Eagle!
I love the pic of you as Abby. Or Abby as you.
From what I remember Little Bee is sad!!!!!!!!!!! And maybe a bit disturbing….
Still dying over Clifford.
I'm so glad to hear about your fab summer!! And I am WAY jealous! I have 5 more days of school, yay 🙂 🙂
I could not stop laughing at your Dance Moms photo! I DVR'd it and saved it for tonight–can't wait to watch!! It's horrifyingly addictive, isn't it?? Happy Summer and best of luck with your project!!!
Michelle Hudgeons says
Norman Bridwell?!? How awesome that he emailed you! I would have to frame that email!!! 😉
Michelle @ Smitten With First
J Tilton says
Congrats to your daughter on the dancing. Sadly, my girls just never got that into it. It sounds like your summer has been quite productive!
LOVE the Dance Mom pic !!! That show is too much but does draw you in ! Sadly, as my baby graduates from high school in a week, she also graduated from dance after 13 seasons….cried all through her last recital. You will love the dance journey 🙂 Just got home from shopping , on the hunt for candy goodies to go with your awards, so far so good. We are in Canada so a bit of a challenge but fun to search. Still have 10 days of school before I can report on any summer fun…..
Lisa at Fourth and Ten says
The Dance Mom pic totally made my night! So glad you are having a great summer!
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Love the dance moms! I have to admit to liking it too. The little girl I babysit for is obsessed with dance so we watch it just about every day! And Norman Bridwell = Awesomeness!!!!
Wow, you are busy! I'm jealous of the Birdwell call… amazing! 🙂 I'm SO glad I stumbled upon your blog! I look forward to following you!
I'm sure you follow a gazillion blogs…but stop by if you have a chance 🙂
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Miss Squirrels says
I love her Dance Team suit!
It took me a minute to get the Abby/Reagan thing- NOT!
You should wear a wire and tell us all the crazy things that I am sure the other mom's will say!
(And you are going to have to get puffier hair)
Love and hugs to all Tunstalls!!!!
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Mrs. Mary Aper says
"Little Bee" is a very rough read. Your heart will break. Be prepared. I'd suggest "The Story Of Beautiful Girl". Sounds like summer is off to a good staet!
I loved Little Bee- so good, and a mystery in a very unusual way. It's one of those books that you get sucked into, and you still think about after it's over- or at least it was for me! I hope you LOVE it!
My summer has been full of doing nothing and I am lovin it!!! I am trying really hard to get in the school and blog mode!! Unfortuntely it hasn't happened yet 🙁 Enjoy your summer.
I bet your daughter is super excited!! I was on a dance team when I was younger and loved it.
and OMG! That is so awesome you spoke to Norman Bridwell. Copyright makes me so nervous! I'm not good with this legal language. I've been wanting to make some literature units to use next year (and post on TpT), butttttt I don't want important people mad at me! Make sure you update us and let us know what he says 🙂
Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans
That picture of you is hilarious! I love it! Way to go, Dance Mom 🙂
And Norman Bridwell, seriously?
You are way cool.
Fun in Room 4B
I keep telling myself to quit watching Dance Moms, but I was really excited for the new seasonto start. lol
I wish we had a Costco here in Oklahoma, well maybe it's a good thing we don't, I'd probably spend waaay too much on books.
That is so cool about Norman Bridwell, hope it goes great!
I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher
U NEED to bling out her dance warm-up it!
I LOVED Little Bee. I cried a ton, but I usually do with my favorite books. I wish we had a Costco. That's a great deal on books!
Wow! Lots of great news. Love the Norman Bridwell connection and your Dance Mom's face!!
I hate the mall during the school year, too, but I'm looking forward to visiting it in a couple of weeks.
I'm envying you your summer … I still have 9 teaching days.
Ruby Slippers Blog Designs
Thank you so much for posting your Costco finds. I am definitely going to go check that out this week! From the looks of it you are starting your summer out RIGHT! So many wonderful things happening, congrats! And have fun with your laminator. I am thoroughly OBSESSED with mine! 🙂
Reaching for the TOP!
Congrats to your daughter (and to you!) for making the dance team! I can't watch the show because, as a dancer myself, it brings me too many memories of that sort of thing! My mom wasn't bad…but there were some that were!
Does your school limit how much laminating you can do? I see a lot of bloggers who do their own and I was just wondering…
Thanks for giving us the update on Costco! Good to know! I think I'll stop by later this week.
Please, let us know how the book is! I'm totally judging it by the cover, but the cover looks super cool!
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Kayla Holcomb says
Ahh love Dance Moms! Such a train wreck but so addicting!
Miss Cosby says
I love all things Fancy Nancy. Check out my blog post about my Fancy Nancy word wall and free word book I made for my firsties.
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