What a day! At least four of my students had a meltdown today. Over my attitude. Seriously. That was their explanation, that I had an attitude. Adolescent girls are at the mercy of their hormones; sounds like another demographic group, like, I don't know, maybe menopausal women? Thank goodness I was on the mellow side today. It can get pretty hairy when we're all on the crazy train together. Tomorrow we're supposed to go on a field trip to Richmond, but I don't know how that's going to work if they get the snow storm that's predicted. I don't relish the idea of being stranded with ninety 8th graders. I will have knitting. And medication. Plenty of both.
In keeping with my birthday-palooza, I made little heart magnets from the felt scraps for my teammates and paired them with Dove chocolate hearts today. I didn't do a thing but cut out the hearts and put a stick on magnet on one side, but they're cute enough. I think they mostly enjoyed the chocolate.
Here's a photo of the goodies I sent to each of the girls. Mostly Trader Joe stuff. The wrapped gifts contain lip balm, a large Toblerone chocolate bar, hot chocolate mix, and Reese's peanut butter hearts.
And in case you're looking for a reason to buy some of those fat quarter fabric bundles, this is a very cute and practical idea. I got the link from bean&noodle's blog. I'm always tempted by the fabric in those bundles but never had a reason to buy them---now I do. I've used cloth napkins for years, although I usually buy them from thrift store. I keep them in a picnic basket (also a thrift store purchase) on top of the refrigerator, for easy access. Now I can add some new ones to the mix!
And speaking of blogs, this one is hilarious!!