Friday, August 8, 2014

Was Your Caffeine Worth It This Morning?! I'm Still Wondering About Mine.... I realized yesterday that "Full-Day Stamina" has clearly not set in for me yet!  What happened to mid morning nap?  And after lunch nap?  My dogs aren't used to waking up to jingling noises from my phone - they were quite disgusted with me.....Let's just say, yesterday was "an adjustment!"  So this morning, I thought I'd start it off a little more purposefully!  I got up five minutes earlier.  I put on my brand new t-shirt about teachers having superpowers, tried to sound a bit more convincing towards the dogs that it was perfectly normal to be getting up at an hour that started with "7," cranked the CD from the Boston concert "Don't Look Back" (intentional), and headed to Starbucks.

Now here is the new Cohort Team Rule:  NEVER STATE IN LINE:  "I HOPE THIS LINE MOVES A BIT FASTER SO I AM NOT LATE!"  "Why, you ask?! soon as I thought that.....the nice lady proceeded to pull the cash drawer out....a tiny bit...too...far...and..."BAM!!!!!!!" YUP!  ALL OVER THE FLOOR!  PENNIES!  NICKELS!  DIMES!  QUARTERS!  BILLS!  IN THE MATS WITH THE HOLES!  IT...WAS....AWFUL!!!!!  I....WAS....DYING!!!!!

SO....DON'T YOU DARE STATE THAT LINE!  How was your coffee moment?!

Have a  great Cohort Day!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My Rookie Post - I've been quite "inspired!"

Okay… here I go!!!!!  I have no idea what I am doing!  I LOVE the Substitute Resource Link, so THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this!!!!!  I am also delighted that you turned the “Padlet Switch” on for me!  I have already thought about so many ways to use it and how my buddy Beth and I will use it to present in April! pre and post thoughts, vocab drawings for ELL's, Math thinking, main ideas, similes, "juicier words" - do you have some ideas?  If you want to jump on board with us, please do!  On another note, lunch was fabulous - I think they should have broken out the chocolate at 8:31 though :)