January 01, 2012

Winter Break Top Ten

I read Reagan's Winter Break Top Ten post on her incredible blog Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits and after I finished laughing, I knew I had to join in on the fun.  So here goes.


10.  My body has a.m. and p.m. reversed.  (Tuesday morning will be so fun!)  

9.   My diet is like Buddy's in the movie Elf.  Cookies, caramel corn, candy canes, and any other sweet holiday crap you can think of.

8.   My end of the couch has developed a permanent butt indentation in it since my vacation started. 

7.  One day when I showered, my youngest burst into the bathroom and half worried/half excited asked "Are you going somewhere?"  When I responded no, she actually asked me why I was showering!

6.  I haven't napped for four days in an effort to be able to fall asleep at a decent time.  So far it hasn't helped.

5.  My family doesn't even ask anymore what I'm making for meals.

4.  When my husband gets home from work, he doesn't ask what I've done or if I've showered.  Probably because I'm in the same spot and wearing the same clothes as when he left in the morning.

3.   If I spend the night on the couch (again) no one bats an eye.

2.  My dogs consider me part of the furniture and use me as a pillow.  (Boy are they going to miss me when school starts back up!)

1.  On Tuesday I may have to wear my slippers and fleece lounge pants to school because I'm pretty sure I've gained a little weight and my feet are swollen.  (I wonder if I could get fired for that?)

I went into school today and started to rearrange and get rid of my teacher desk, but I got seriously overwhelmed and quit.  It is definitely more than a one day job.  Hubs said maybe two weeks would do.  I think I'm going to have to postpone until summer for next year.  So disappointing.  But I gotta be realistic.

For now I'm off to print off some more of the goodness I've got going on for January.  (I did a little TpT shopping last night!)  I'll be the laminating queen tomorrow after school.

Happy back to school for the new year, everyone!


  1. Too funny! I too have a permanent butt print in my couch cushion. I kind of think the cushion missed me today!

    Rowdy in First Grade

  2. Love your top ten!!!!!! So funny! I've been on the ELF diet, too. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  3. Aww so sad about your desk, you were so excited about it. But you do what you can. I can't wait to see it this summer. I go back to school tomorrow, but no kids. I will definetly be hogging the laminator too! :)

  4. I am totally going to miss my couch and my slippers.. :(

    Lori @

  5. I LOVE your Elf comment. haha!

    Is there sugar in syrup? Then YES!

  6. Erika!! I laughed so hard at every single one!!! I am going back tomorrow too and I'm afraid my body will reject any non-fleece material!!!!

  7. Hey Erika,

    I think the Reader's Theater is probably around a late 2nd grade reading level, but I have used it with fourth graders. It's good for developing fluency for students to read a more simple level than they're on. Anyway, that's the way I used it!

  8. Awesome! I brought my Snuggie to school today. My room was FREEZING, so no one cared that it is black with skulls & cross bones :) I don't think it will work again tomorrow!

  9. Hehehe you've got me laughing.

    I survived the first day back and as a sub and in kinder! They were pretty exhausted at the end of the day lol.

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher


Thanks for filling my bucket!


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