Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sometimes I Love My Job...

Didn't they do an awesome job? They better have with how much I drilled into their heads that they needed to make their page neat and detailed. :)
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

School Daze

Crying, crying, crying!  That was my day in second grade today. 

One girl came in crying for her mommy (that's all I could get out of her).  She continued to sob for almost a half an hour before I sent her to the office and she went home.  Then someone was crying because her loose tooth was bleeding a little.  Another one got in trouble for not walking in line.  Instead of just going back and walking, he had a complete melt down and had to miss all of P.E.  Those were just the main crazy things that went down today in room 145.  I was yelling and grouchy all day.    No one can tell me that a full moon doesn't affect kids!

Oh, and one of my students informed me that her mom is getting close to having her baby because "last night she was dilated 2."  Not something I ever expected to hear from an eight-year-old.

Winter Blues

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Monday, October 17, 2011

From the Mouth of Babes...

I wrote a much longer post, but then Blogger ate it.  So here's the Cliff Notes version.

I was being lazy at the end of the day and asking students to do little things for me--hand me that paper, put this away, etc...  At this age (2nd grade) they are still pretty enthusiastic about being helpers.  One of my little helpers turns to me and says, "Hey, Miss Weathers it's like we are your minions. . .and you are our master!"  (skips happily away to do what I asked him)

How right you are! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Beach Vacation Part 2

After driving through the quaint beach town of Ocean Shores and getting some lunch at a very disappointing local burger place, I stopped at a small random beach.  It was much sandier than the one I was at earlier, more loose hard-to-walk-on sand instead of compacted.  By this time it was late afternoon so it was very warm, but the breeze off the water made it just perfect.

Annabelle keeping a look-out

After picking up some dinner at a local grocery store, I headed up to where I was staying.  Along the way I stopped off at the third beach of the day.  This time I was brave enough to drive right on to the beach.  Everyone else was doing it and it looked really fun, so I did it too.  Hmmm...luckily it wasn't illegal or dangerous so I guess it was okay to give in to peer pressure just this once. :)

Annabelle was still very unsure about all this water going in and out.

The tide was going out and we found a small tide pool that was pretty calm and warm, but she still wasn't loving it.

I was fascinated by the rippling effect the out-going tide left in the sand.

I'm totally going to get me one of those beach houses someday!

The setting sun.

I'm a little confused by this sign.  It was at two of the big beaches I was at.  I don't understand why they would prohibit cars on the beach during the main summer season, but it's allowed the rest of the year?

The view of the setting sun from my room. 

I was planning on watching the sunset at the beach, but to be honest I got a little cold and hungry.  It had been a very busy day and I knew I would have a pretty good view from the room.

Speaking of my room...
I would advise anyone thinking of staying here to take the word "resort" with a grain of salt.  Maybe it was considered a resort back in the '60's.

Retro room key.  

Unfortunately the decor was probably "updated" sometime in the '80's, so it wasn't so much retro as just plain old.  My philosophy is--the room you stay in isn't as important as the sights you are there to see, so I really didn't mind too much.

Love the politically incorrect housekeeping sign!

My "happy and content" face.  You can't really see my wind-blown hair in this picture, but it was pretty tangled.

Beach #4--Sunday before heading back home I stopped at one more beach.

I love the wind-blown shape of the trees on the hill and the striations of color in the hill.

 A flock of some sort of teeny-tiny sea birds--sandpipers?  They were really cute.

I met some nice ladies from Olympia and Kelso who wanted to come over and say "Hi" to Annabelle.  I took a picture of them and they took one of me.

Luckily there were no tsunamis while I was there!

Coming back home, my house was stuffy and hot, and it had me wishing I was back at the beach.  So...
anyone have plans for next weekend?

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Beach Vacation Part 1

A last minute effort to get away from the "heat" wave that has been plaguing the Seattle area this past week, led me to jump in the car and head to the coast.  Some ocean air seemed like just the thing!

The instant Annabelle's paws touched the sand, it was like all she could think was "Must run!  Must run fast!"

Aahh!  Fresh ocean breeze!

More pelicans?

Pelican flying away from Annabelle.

While at the first beach, we came across some sort of kite festival.

It was the perfect day for kite flying--a strong breeze, blue skies, and warm but not hot.

Next I headed down towards Ocean Shores...

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