I full well know what a dork I am... No one in their RIGHT mind should get THIS excited about school supplies, curriculum, lesson plans.... However this time of year ALWAYS takes me back.... to a time when I got paid to do what I love to do... See right now
1. I have one job where I get paid... period.
2. I have another job where I get paid to do what I like to do...
3. and I have one job where I don't get paid to do what I love to do...
But when I was a teacher, I got to do what I LOVED to do. I got to plan lessons, impart knowledge, see that light bulb of comprehension go on above a child's head.... and I got PAID (although not very much) to do it! AWESOME! This time of year always takes me back a little!
Alas, I digress...
I know how dorky it is to get THIS excited about things like this:
*two weeks ago I bought expensive zipper binders for the boys.
I searched and searched for JUST the right ones. I needed a 3-ring binder part for their dividers (can I get a WITNESS??? who was in my 6th grade class? remember the BINDERS???? my kids do them too!!!!) I also needed file sections for 1.) work to be completed 2.) work to be graded 3.) work to be filed. I found them... paid $10 each for them (nearly puked at the price but rationalized, "They should last more than one year, right???") this was a BIG purchase for me and I hemmed and hawed and loved EVERY minute of picking those binders!
*at least once a week ALL SUMMER LONG I visit the A Beka site...
refill my shopping cart with the books I'm gonna buy... Then hop on over to ChristianBook.com to virtually shop for our math curriculum....
Tomorrow I get to click PURCHASE on my orders. I'm seriously so excited I'm not sure how I'll sleep tonight!
*I wait with anxious anticipation of the first day of "traditional" school then I wait a few more days... and I CHARGE to Walmart list in hand and snatch up all the clearance school supplies I can fit in my cart. LOVE IT! Can't wait for it!
Also, first week of school planning is under way!!!! It's gonna be a first week of school CELEBRATION like the Kastners have never seen before!
1. Each child gets to pick a favorite meal to be consumed during the first week.
2. The first day we have a CAKE to celebrate.
3. Fireworks! Last year we did FIREWORKS to celebrate the end of the first day of school... think we'll do those again.
4. Presents!!!! We're having presents this year!'
(I'm sure there will be more hoopla! I have over a week still to come up with more crazy ideas! so stay tuned)
9 MORE DAYS!!!!!!