That it's already mid-December!
I have been really busy as you might have guessed from the lack of publication! Between school, the holidays, dentist appts, a routine medical screening, and life in general, I haven't managed to keep up.
November was a long month of choppy weeks. The school calendar is such that the only full week of school in November was the very last week of the month. We had Election day off, Veterans' Day off, and the kids had a whole week off at Thanksgiving. We teachers had 2 days of workshops that week. So that last week seemed endless as the only 5 day week in the whole month. Since then however, we've managed complete weeks, and we're keeping our fingers crossed for this week. The weather is threatening to interfere with school tomorrow, so we'll see. I've got a Breakfast with Books planned for my ELA classes tomorrow so I spent yesterday baking banana bread as part of the offerings. My 6th graders present short book talks about books they've recently finished, and then we munch on breakfast goodies. They enjoy it as do I!
Then on Friday, the 6th grade celebrates the Winter Solstice. We start with a breakfast, then hold the 6th grade geography bee, and then do a hands-on science activity based on the solstice and how the seasons occur. We end the day with a video loosely connected with social studies or science curriculum.
On the home front, I've gotten most of my Christmas shopping done, and the tree is up and semi-decorated. I haven't done any of the holiday baking yet however, and I need to clean! I am trying to look seriously at what I can start finding new homes for as the reality of moving within the next year starts to set in. Here's the latest photo of progress. I haven't had a lot of pics lately because it's dark when I pass the house at 6:30 am and it's dark when I go past 12 hours later! I snapped this with my phone on the way home from church - the aforementioned weather interference has begun!
The roofing is almost finished, and the windows and doors arrive this week.