Ahh! October 🙂 Most educators cringe when you say October, but I’ve been ready for it. Ever since we got back from Paris it’s been GO GO GO. Moving apartments, moving school sites, a public hearing for our permanent facility, the LAUSD Oversight Visit, neighborhood council meetings, challenging scholars, Back to School Night, doubling the number of staff and students…I could go on. It’s been a lot and I am excited for things to calm down a bit. This week I only have one after-school event! And tomorrow we have a training day so I don’t have to be at work until 7:00 am. What a treat! Hoping the chart below is inaccurate for the rest of 2016-2017 school year.
On to 10 highlights from the past two weeks…
- I finally did it. I finally bought magnets and super glue and made these out of some of my race medals.
2. Yesterday I went to yoga after a long hiatus. It was good for the soul.
3. I babysat Carly last weekend while Alaina was in San Diego. She’s a fun cuddle buddy.
5. Work meetings are more fun with pastries and snobby coffee from The Alchemist.
6. Thanks for the free Blue Apron, Alaina. The eggplant pita was my fav! Unlike other bloggers out there, I’m not paid to say that.
7. There’s nothing like sister time. Yesterday Marta and I hung out at the beach and had margaritas and fish tacos from Provisions after. Seriously though these fish tacos. I’ve had them twice in the last two weeks. The crunch. The slaw. The aioli. Droool.
8. Last weekend Anna was visiting from San Fran, so Ellen, Anna, and I went to the Abbott Kinney Festival. Happy to report I got enough larabars to last me a week, got some new bamboo shades from Spruce. Fun fact that I didn’t know it at the time… Brent used to work with the guy who started the business. I also took a creepy stalker picture of Bruce Willis while we were at Erewhon. Gotta get your acai bowl. Top left if you want to zoom in. 9. My job is so random. A few days back I was called to remove a bee from a classroom.
1o. Anything for my EQ3 staff and kiddos. I mean, who doesn’t want to work hard for first graders like Rodney.