Can I just say that it feels good knowing I don’t have to work tomorrow!?! True story. I took the day off for the inspection on the new house! Ah, three day weekend. SHHHH I also have training on Wednesday that we’re conducting off site so that’s another day off. Yeah. 3 day week. Sadly, it is our reading celebration week so I am missing out on the fun!
Speaking of reading week, I am going to be honest with you. I love my friends (I don’t consider you followers, I consider you my friends!) so here’s the deal. (You can throw things at me and not like me anymore…I will be hurt but I will understand.) My class is not celebrating the big fancy reading week across the nation this year. Nor are we celebrating a certain physician who writes books about a feline in a fedora. Nope. Ain’t happening. Here’s why: the above “he who shall not be named” corporation is extremely hostile towards teachers and classrooms. Did you know that if you or your school uses the slogan for this week (the read around the nation theme slogan) that you’re in violation of the “physician’s” copyright? True story. The company was a marketing GENIUS by copyrighting that slogan and the logos. Then they got teachers and schools and companies and celebrities to all jump on the bandwagon. BAM! Hello money! But guess what?! They don’t like teachers. They don’t like teachers using anything even resembling their stuff in our classrooms or creations. They will come after you. Sad sad sad day. I understand protecting their brand and making a profit, but without teachers and students, there would be no brand. So, no feline in a fedora for us. Thoughts?!
Our hallway was chosen to do the Three Little Pigs, so this week our focus is the three little pigs (I am going to continue fairy tales next week…). Our door is decorated. But it will not be seen in public because it did not turn out great. The kids DID awesome but my design was junk. Sad day. The monsters love it though!!!!!!
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I am linked up with my good friend, DeeDee Wills for a lesson plan linky! Check out her blog for amazing ideas!!!