Tomorrow is the first day of school. I’m not sure who is more excited, my students or me. I’m also not sure who is more nervous
I found this cute poem online, and had to share:
‘Twas the Night before School
‘Twas the night before school started when all through the town
The parents were cheering
It was a riotous sound
By eight the kids were washed
and tucked into bed
When memories of homework
Filled them with dread
New pencils, new folders, new
New teachers, new friends-their
The parents just giggled when they
learned of this fright
And shouted upstairs-
GO TO BED-IT’S A SCHOOL NIGHT!
I spent the morning prepping meals for the week, including baking egg muffins, rolling out and freezing my favorite pizza dough, and whipping up a batch of homemade salad dressing.
I also prepped everything (I think!) for tomorrow, including my first day of school outfit. Yes, even the teachers need a new outfit for the first day of school. I can’t find a picture online of the dress I purchased, but I did find one of an outfit I definitely did not choose.
I am all for a deal, and $4.99 isn’t too shabby for a t-shirt. At least music is a subject. I also didn’t pick up this little number.
I think you can understand why not. Read the Jezebel article for a much more eloquent way of stating how I feel about this shirt and the message it sends.
And in an effort to leave on a positive note, I started meal planning again. It is Monday afterall, which means it is time for another round of Meal Plan Monday. In case you lost count, I think this is only the 3rd or 4th in this pathetic attempt of a series. But now that I’m going to be working ’round the clock, I need to get back into the work-week routine.
Meal Plan Monday – Back to School Edition
Monday, September 5
Crock pot Santa Fe chicken atop brown rice spiked with key lime juice and sprinkled with cheddar
Tuesday, September 6
Anniversary dinner! The hubs has been instructed to pick up something, as I am going to be too tired to go out to eat.
Wednesday, September 7
Ravioli, salad and zucchini carpaccio
Thursday, September 8
Cheesey quinoa and chickpeas
Friday, September 8
Saturday, September 9
Chicken & white bean stuffed peppers
Sunday, September 10
Looking for something to throw in the crock pot. I have ground turkey, ground beef and chicken thighs…suggestions?
What is your favorite first day of school memory?