Monday, October 7, 2013

P52: 40th week around the sun

This was an exciting and very busy week. It was the first week with 5 days of school since the start of the year. Naturally, I would be going to my first professional conference this week and miss Thursday and Friday!

I spent Monday through Wednesday running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get my sub plans all squared away. I wanted to make sure they weren't doing busy work, but needed to make it easy on the sub!

I lucked out with the conference location being 15 minutes from Mom so I got a small vacation too. The conference was amazing. It's the Social Thinking conference which centers on helping children with special needs, but really all children, learn to really think about what's going on around them and learn how to be excellent social beings.

Hearing Michelle Garcia Winner (the creator of this program) speak was amazing. She is the guru and hearing more about how to implement the program was beyond amazing. The whole room was star struck. One of my fellow teachers came too and we had fun having time to talk shop together and remind each other that no news from school was good news!

Also - week 40 is done, 12 more weeks left in the year!!

Highlight of the week: In addition to the amazing conference, it's always great to get time with mom! Saturday night we saw "Gravity" - run, go see it, amazing!!

Favorite teaching moment: When I reminded my class on Wednesday that I wouldn't be in on Thursday and Friday and who their substitute was one kid went "yay! well, I will really miss you, but I do like that she's our sub!" So cute!

Random-osity: As I drove over the CT and NY border on Wednesday, the song that came on my phone was "New York State of Mind" - now that is random!
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12 thoughts on the matter:

Kim said... {Reply}

Sounds like a great conference! I always loved those professional development days that helps to make getting back to the classroom exciting. Glad you got to be close to your mom, too!

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

I don't like knowing there are only 12 weeks left. Let's make the most of them. I am linking today because when I link my WW Linky, it doesn't let me say so. So Monday it is, in my sexy, shiny, platform, black JESSICA SIMPSON $6 HEELS! hahahahaha

Adrienne said... {Reply}

How great to have had the opportunity to go to such an inspiring conference! I'm a bit scared to go see gravity...I've just heard it's so intense! I have to find someone to tell me how it ends...maybe then I'll be able to make it through. (hint, hint!)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

So many exciting things for you right now Tamar- I'm so happy!

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Oooohhhhh...I've been wondering about "Gravity". Glad to hear it's a "go to" movie!

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

You just got a three for one this past week...great conference, seeing mom and a wonderful movie...how fun.

Melissa Bliss Rich said... {Reply}

Wow, the first 5 day week? That's crazy. So glad you enjoyed the conference and got to spend some time with your mom.

Have a super week!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Sounds like a great conference, and even better that you got to be near Mom! That was so cute about your class!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

Lots of fun and exciting things!

Kim Stevens said... {Reply}

Sounds like a fun conference and being able to see your mom, even better!

Danelle M said... {Reply}

Sounds like a great conference! And really? 12 weeks? Thank goodness I have you to remind me! :)

Life with Kaishon said... {Reply}

I am so glad you got to get away for a few days. I bet your class missed you a lot.