Thursday, May 31, 2012

[the final countdown] and an editing freebie

I didn't mean to disappear.
Just no time to blog.
It's May.
You get that.  :)

However, since I currently have a certain child who is unable to go to recess or be left alone in the classroom, I can blog now.  Sigh.

Aunt Bobbie will have 3 months of chemo and then surgery.
The fluid in her stomach contains ovarian cancer cells.
She had a port put in for chemo and feeding and a pacemaker to regulate her heart.
She's optimistic and was giving the doctors crap about making her room dirty.
Thanks so much for your prayers and kind thoughts!!

We're down to the wire here at school.
4 hours 10 minutes left today (they're currently at recess, so subtract time for that, we have lunch, so subtract time for that, we have music, so subtract time for that, and afternoon recess - subtract time there, too).
2 hours 50 minutes tomorrow.
And then they're off.
I'm really feeling more sad than happy.
I have some a.dor.a.ble littles this year!

We did meet the teacher yesterday - oh my cuteness coming to me in the fall!
It's going to be AWESOME!

Finishing up the writing binder thing (to answer Storie's question - I print the cover/spine on 12x12 but it's sized to be cut down to fit the binder).  Needed another editing rubric.
Found these super funny faces in the Microsoft ScreenBeans Gallery and couldn't resist using them.  My absolute favorite is the little guy on the "word choice" spot.  The yawning one.  LOL.  Think they'll get the clue?!

Image is linked.
Have a great day!


  1. I hope all goes well with your aunt. It's good that she's so optimistic, that helps a lot in the recovery.

    Thanks for sharing the editing sheets.

  2. More prayers for Aunt Bobbie and you! Summer is coming!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  3. I love those editing checklists, that was actually my goal last year. Yours is much cuter than mine, however :) Is there any way I can have a copy without the standards on it?