Monday, August 31, 2015

A Recovery Weekend

First off, how are all my fellow teachers out there doing? Counting down the days until Christmas break yet? The first week back is exhausting. I've never been one to nap after work and before bed, but last week there was a lot of napping going on. I love my kids and schedule this year, so once I get back in school-shape, I'm sure my endurance will improve. 

Now, I have to show y'all a glimpse of my sister-in-law's gorgeous wedding. She was stunning. Literally a head-turner. Our flowers popped off our dresses and the whole day was sheer perfection!
This weekend was a recovery weekend. We went straight from wedding festivities to the first week of school, so naps and cleaning we on the agenda. Oh, and hanging with these two cuties. 

I managed to unpack our bags from the wedding and do too many loads of laundry to count. Chris built me shelves in our linen closet and grilled with his best friend. 
Saturday night Chris and I went on a date to the FC Dallas soccer game. The stadium is only about 15 minutes from our house and Chris got free tickets from his work, so we decided to try something new.

All we got from the experience was that soccer and the fans couldn't be more opposite from baseball. The whole time Chris and I kept saying how out of place we felt. To me, soccer is simply kicking a ball around a field AND IT CAN END IN A TIE! What game ends in a TIE?! Like seriously...let me play for an hour and a half and no one win?!?!?!?! That blows my mind. We decided we can check that item off our list.

Another week is upon us. I can't believe this school year is already a week in. Time sure flies when you are loving life!

Happy Monday!

Friday, August 28, 2015

RIP Class Pet || August 25-26th

At 2:45pm today the first week of the 2015-16 school-year will officially be in the books. My average bedtime has been 8:00pm and my snooze counts have been hitting records lately, but overall this week has been pretty great.

Oh wait. That was until our class pet died. The third day of school. Worst teacher ever.

Here is how the story plays out.

Student comes to me day one and tells me he has a hermit crab that he wants to bring as a class pet.

I say okay, as long as I have to do NOTHING. I make it clear that I am not responsible for keeping "Blaze" alive at all.

Student agrees and comes back day two with Blaze the Hermit Crab in an old salad box.

The kids love blaze and we talk about how we will feed Blaze and where he will go on the weekends.

Fast forward to Wednesday and I come in to the room and don't even think about checking on Blaze.

It isn't until I walk by and notice a chunk of his leg(?) not attached to his body.

I ask the student to come over and check if Blazey-boy is okay and he say, "Oh yes. He is fine. Hermit Crabs shed their exoskeleton and so that is normal..." He picks Blaze up and, to my view, Blaze doesn't move a muscle. My eyes must have been deceiving me because my student claims Blaze is alive and well. Alrighty then.

I'm not a science expert, but my knowledge of exoskeletons leads me to believe that was most definitely not an exoskeleton.

Onward and upward, we've got business to attend to, so we let Blaze be.

A very (veryyy) short time later a support teacher comes in my room. She asks about Blaze and I tell her I'm pretty sure he is in Hermit Crab heaven. She goes to check on our pet and by our exchanged looks, we confirm that Blaze's life is most definitely over.

She, not I - because I am not the most sensitive person ever and my response to Blaze's death would have gone something like, "Welp, he's dead. Sure did live a good life. Sorry, man," - broke to news to my students who looksed just devastated.

After a quick Google search we explained that Blaze was doomed from the beginning. Nothing that we were doing met the standards to keep a Hermit Crab alive. "Never drop below 75 degrees" - strike one. "Minimum 70% humidity at all times" - strike two. I think you get the point.

So, after we laid Blaze to rest I made it a point that I think we proved how well we keep animals alive and for the sake of all other living creatures it would be best to keep them out of our class.

Here's to hoping next week is more lively :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WIWW: Hello! + Link Up

I feel like every post this week in blog-land has gone something like "sorry for radio silence!" or "sorry for the random break from blogging!"

This post is really no different. School is back and in full force. After school activities - meet the teacher and information nights - are in full swing and it takes all my energy just to make it home and shower. 

Not to mention my sister-in-law's wedding last weekend that left me so happy, but so sleep deprived. I feel like I haven't been able to get a grip on anything lately with how busy we have been.

I'm hoping to get my feet back under me this weekend!

Happy Wednesday!

Now for the link up!

- All I ask is you link back to my blog and link to a specific post.

- Write about something fashion related!

- Instagram @SarahTuckerUp for more outfits and randoms!

Thanks for linking up and to see other WIWW posts, click here.

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