Thursday, February 9, 2017

 Hi Friends! 

It has been WAY too long since I wrote a blog post.  But, what better way to spend a snow day than with some catching up.  At the beginning of this school year, I purchased a condo, you're immediately thinking I am crazy because you KNOW how insane the beginning of the year is! I mean if the beginning of the year doesn't have enough going on... why not purchase a condo.  First of all, I had NO idea about the home buying process and how intense it is.  That being said, I had the best loan officer, who was so great and calmed my *slightly* over the top nerves.  Hey ... I survived the beginning of the school year and buying a condo ... I am officially ADULTING! 

So you want to know how adulting is going ... I am killing it (insert crying laughing emoji)!    I am loving decorating my new place, but it can be a little overwhelming at times.  Who knew there were so many decisions to make.  I really think wish that I was Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper. Can I get some subway tiles?!?!?!  And apparently I LOVE quotes because I have so many sayings in this place (I enjoy the positive vibes of the quotes) ... and obviously RAE DUNN everything except the butter dish that is NO where!!!!! Oh and the hot mess part ... I have managed to lose a set of keys that had my mail key and my garage door opener haha it's FINE! hahahaha  

Now, on to the school year... this school year has been FLYING by.  Is it already the 100th day of school?   Well, we have been doing so much work, work, work, work, work.  *I can hear my students saying, "Miss VonKahle you love commas."   Yes, yes I do!  

Our learning isn't always pinterest worthy or instagram ready=hot mess class!  We are on the floor a lot and spread out over the class working in different spaces.  My "rug" are mats I bought at Home Depot.  I prefer the mats over the rugs because you can clorox wipe and disinfect!  But, despite the pictures not worthy of pinterest, my little friends in my class are seriously making progress!!!!  We have them googling questions that have about their nonfiction reading, going back and re-reading their writing, using their math strategies, and that accountable talk... :):)   I am really proud at how far they have come already!  Here's to another 80 days of learning!