Showing posts from July, 2014

Young Love

If you celebrate a secular Christmas, then you’re acutely aware that Santa has a list.  And he’s checking it twice.  Look out, Santa, my girls are coming at you.  The last week of school,  I noticed some of my girls were passing around a notebook.  Of course I took it from them to see what was so important.  It was this: If you’re not fluent in 1 st grade scribble, let me break it down for you: Boyfriends   1. It has to be cute  2. And Bad  3. And Sexy  4. Hot 5.Classy   (I show the note to my friend Tabi who was, quite frankly, shocked.  “Robin!” she said, “Why did you have to go and find my list?”) You gotta love these girls because they: a) Made an excellent list.  It is titled, organized and concise. b) Showed girls can do group work without drama. c) Have totally got their priorities straight.  d) All of the above. And they say tax payer money is wasted on schools.    

Because I Like You

Since I'm trying  not to be a supplies hoarder  to be generous, I will share with you my treasures discovered. Since the nearest IKEA is over 2 hours away from my house, I'm forced to look elsewhere. Which can sometimes get me in trouble because I get sidetracked upon entering stores.  For example, last night I went to Lowe's for exactly one bucket of paint.   Exhibit A: My shopping cart after running out for exactly 1 bucket of paint.   I decided a month ago that the color scheme for my classroom would be Electric Pink and Lime (because that sounds way more sophisticated than pink and green).   Imagine the squeals when I discovered the plastic containers.  They're slightly larger than shoe boxes and they totally match the Electric Pink theme.  I'm psyched because since they have lids I can stack them.   And here's the best part:  they're 5 for $5!   And that makes me happy because this has pretty much been my sentiment as I'm setting up my room: How abo