I'm sure some kind of planning is on everyone's list for today. I know I shouldn't wait until today to plan, but I was never able to feel comfortable getting everything ready by Friday. I tend to change things on a whim and I'm always way happier with my plans on Sunday night than I was on Friday!
Now, the laminator.... oh the laminator. Would you believe that a few weeks ago I actually bought a second laminator to use, thinking it would be so much faster to have two going at once. Little did I know that the SECOND laminator would soon be my ONLY laminator, seeing as I didn't follow the directions. I know you aren't supposed to cut the sheets before you feed them through, but I only had one little thing left to laminate and I didn't want to use a whole sheet just for that. And I've done it before. I cut it, slide it in, and help it come out the other end. Only this time it never came out he other end. Not even after I ran a piece of cardstock through there to push it out. I have a feeling that it melted to the roller. I'm not willing to give it up though, so I'm going to take it apart and see if I can save it. Ugh.
The grocery shopping is self-explanatory. I simply cannot survive on another lunch of lettuce, dressing and parmesan cheese. Time to go shopping.
And hopefully, time to work on blog post #2 about anchor charts. I got a few really sweet emails about my first post (click HERE) from people who were concerned I was too hard on myself. It's ok, really. I know everything doesn't have to look perfect to be important and useful in a classroom. That was the point of the post, actually. I'm going to follow up with some tips that have worked for me to make using anchor charts (and creating them) a little easier.
I'm also hoping to finally make the labels for my gradebook. My school went to standards based report cards so it's important for me to have a gradebook that shows each standard. I have all the pages done, everything tabbed, but I need to add the labels. And I know I can just hand write them on the little white piece that come with the tabs... but that just wouldn't look good, now would it?
I AM looking forward to hitting "publish" on this post and go take out all my fall decorations for the house. I love the colors of fall, the scents, the activities.... but not the temperatures. I get cold fast and I tend to be cold from now until next May. But, fall is just so pretty, and living in New England I get to experience it in all its glory.
Be sure to visit Teaching Trio and get the scoop on what other bloggers are doing this weekend.
Have a great week!