Okay not really. Of course I ended up sick Thursday night. I caught the stuffy nose crud (our weather here has been spring one day then winter another). Friday morning I did the usual teacher thing and had doctor's appointments and boring errands to run. I then came home and slept (thank goodness for daycare).
Saturday was pretty much the rotation from bed to couch back to bed. My husband had the pleasure of taking our daughter to a birthday party...simply across the street...and when he came home you would have thought I owed him a shiny metal or something. Like I haven't done the birthday, get together thing alone a zillion times!!!! Saturday night moved from stuffy nose to dry cough, ugh!
Today has been slightly better, but both my daughter and I simply took a shower and bath, put clean pjs on and here I sit on the couch while she watches Blue's Clues (LOVE Netflix for kids). I think this happens to teachers because we go and go and go, then when a break comes along we let ourselves relax and our immune system relaxes thus getting sick! Who really knows but it sounds good, right?!?!?
I had/have (the break is not over yet) a HUGE list of things to accomplish over this break, but I don't think it will all get done. Most of which is related to my upcoming parent/teacher conferences. Yep that time of year for almost all schools. I have reading and writing communication reports to fill out, a writing to grade yet, ITBS/CogAT scores to review and figure out, and a few more things I'm sure I am forgetting. But I try to keep all my information together on this little checklist I use for each student. This way I can keep track of all the information (in one location, instead of 5 different sheets of paper) and I can usually stay on track during the conference.
So here is what I use...don't know if it will be helpful to any of you out there, but maybe it will give you an idea for your own checklist. Check back in with me soon, if things go according to plan I should have a few more things to share and a for the home craft I plan to do/make tomorrow...fingers crossed. Click to retrieve: