So today I went to Target.... again.. with a few teacher friends. Target + More than 1 teacher= NOT GOOD! Luckily, today was pay day AND I stayed under my budget. :) I am super excited though because I have been wanting to make an "objectives" board for quite some time. Our county is adopting Common Core Standards 100% this year, and I think it would be nice to involve the kids in the awareness of what we are doing, and that everything we do has purpose. SO, I found this neat frame on the clearance rack for 7.00. It is a little damaged, but that's nothing some spray paint and a big old bow/flower/embellishment can't fix! I am hoping to have it ready by Monday to share for Made It Monday!
Here is the Fabulous Find before refurbishment....
I can't wait to refinish and make it pretty! Stay tuned for the final product!
On another school related note, today was the last day of summer school. :( I must admit- I got a little teary-eyed after one of the kiddos I have been working with boarded the bus and rolled out. At the time it felt silly, but as I thought more about it, I came to realize why the end of this summer school was so emotional for me. Being a Special Education teacher for the summer, I had the opportunity to work closely with a few students. It is even more amazing to me that I had actually at one point before signing up to teach summer school, decided I didn't want to, and that I "needed the summer off to recuperate." (What a joke! I can't believe I actually thought sitting at home all day would be relaxing for my ADD personality- not a chance!) An administrator at our school spoke with me about the opportunity to do ESY when it was time to fill positions, and I couldn't turn it down- and am I ever glad I didn't! God sure does work in mysterious ways. :) This summer, my working with that child reminded me why I chose to do what I do every day. He truly inspired me. His light, his smile,
his positive attitude, patience, kindness, and joyfulness are beyond anything you could imagine. I think we all need that reminder sometimes. Something tells me this reminder will last a long, long time.
How has your Friday been?
~Miss McDonald :)