Thursday, August 7, 2008

Crayons and Crap

My classroom seems to be progressing well. I spend a lot of evenings just trying to put it together since I am still working at the USO as well. Changing to Kindergarten is huge! I always told my first graders that Kindergardeners ate paper, boogers, and anything else they could find. I am beginning to think it's true! I should know more after evaluations next week. If only I can get them to not eat the test....

A view of my classroom from the door.

From the computer center.

From my desk.

Current Issues/Worries/Atrocities:
- There will be Sunday School in my room. They will touch my stuff. They may not put things back in alphabetical order centered within the shelf. This is a problem. Already on Monday I found crap (see below) taken out of my color coded containers with photos and labels and not put away.

-Crap. I like this word, I say this word. Now, of course, I understand I will not be able to say this in front of the children. However, do private school teachers even say "crap" around each other? Will they shun me? Crap, crap, crap. Maybe if I buy a denim jumper they will like me more.

Speaking of crap. I will now jump on the milspouse blog bandwagon and share the crap I like. (Mom, please don't have a heart attack because I have said crap so much. It will be okay.) Now you will know all my indulgences.

1. US Weekly. Like all of other girls, I love reading crap magazines. It's mindless entertainment. I however, take it one giant step further, I have a subscription. That's right, every week that literary jewel comes to my mailbox. I also frequent and

2. Wine and champagne. I enjoy life in Germany. :) Good friends and good wine!

3. Burger King. I eat it almost everyday. Seriously.

4. Mexican food. I seriously LOVE it. When I went home, I went to my favorite restaurant. I ate so much I puked. Seriously.

5. The internet. If I am late to something, it's usually because I was on the internet too long and started getting ready late. Sometimes I look at so much I feel as if I have reached the end of the internet. I like facebook, blogs, gossip sites, etsy, cinchouse, atoz teacher, everything. When I wake up in the morning I check my email before i get out of bed. That's right, I said it.

6. Traveling. I love to go anywhere! Even the smallest of towns over here have things to see. We go somewhere at least every month, if not more. We even had a destination wedding!

7. Photo editing with the Mac. I have been airbrushing every single photo on my computer. You may be disappointed if you meet me in real life.

8. Cherry Coke Zero. I miss it! Send some ASAP!

9. Organization. This includes containers, labeling, color coding, alphabetizing, and SPREADSHEETS! All when I am not feeling lazy of course.

10. Tacky TV. Oprah, Dr. Phil, Gossip Girl, The Hills, Army Wives, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, COPS, Project Runway, etc.

I think thats all. I don't really like sweets or chocolate, so that is not an issue with me. I would have a Target addiction, but well, we don't have one. I certainly don't have a BX addiction.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this blog. If you've been lurking, delurk and profess your love for the word crap too by commenting! :)

I'm off to Poland. More when I get home :)


Lindsay aka Corn said...

Love the polish pottery. And I'm pretty sure catholic school teachers say crap. I once heard my preist say the F word (gasp!), so I think crap is acceptable.

Although, come to think of it, that preist is no longer a preist if you get what I mean....

Mroszczyk Family said...

I go on cinchouse too!! My name is rjmro :) I got your name off of site! I'm Robyn!

Becca said...

Oh crap! :) haha. I think use of the word crap is totally appropriate. I am uber jealous of all the traveling you get to do over in Germany!! Lucky lady!!

d.a.r. said...

That was the only bad word we were allowed to say at home growing up. And that was in a super conservative household where we weren't allowed to say "Oh my God"! Crap is fine :)

What photo editing do you use on your Mac? I'm still trying to figure all of that out on mine!

Erin said...

I say crap all the time! My mother-in-law spent 4 years on my case about saying it. Everytime I would use the word she would say something like "Don't say that, it's a bad word." Oh really? The best part is that she says "freakin" all the time! Crap is a bad word but freakin isn't?? Finally, she gave up!

The classroom looks great!

Jamie said...

I LOVE to organize too. I consider making lists fun. I also like to balance my checkbook to the penny. Oh and I listen to my CDs in order. My friends call me "Monica" Sometimes I can't sleep when I think about Corn and Caroline's messy house. Am I sharing too much?? ;)

Laura Hale said...

Well crap! It's about time you blogged again. That Sunday School class in your room is going to kill you! Maybe get some/have us mail you some material to hide your bookshelves behind, like curtains. I have a pile of People mags for you, including the new Jolie-Pitt baby issue. And, if I think about it or have a chance, I'll get some cherry coke zero to send too. Hope you're having a blast with the girls in Poland. Love you!

The Mrs. said...

crap crap crap. thats how much I love it. The word that is. Being a mommy I see way to much of the other stuff!

and if it makes you feel anybetter I went to private school and still ended up with an appreciation for the word.

Anonymous said...

Put these Crappy Crayons in you color coded containers to keep Sunday Schoolers' sticky fingers out of them!