1. I SUBMITTED MY NATIONAL BOARD PORTFOLIO!!!!!!!!! I know that the weekly updates have maybe not been the most fascinating part of my blog posts, but it has been very motivating to me to post for all of you to see where I'm at. So the portfolio is 100% submitted. I have my 3-hour test on May 24th so I've just got some studying left for that...
3. Sunshine! You can take the girl out of New England, but you can't take the New England out of the girl! I am so used to brutally cold winters and unbearably sweaty summers and that makes me most appreciative of the LA sunshine. My sister and I went swimming last weekend and I definitely plan on doing the same this weekend. We have this perfect, beautiful sunshine with no clouds that just warms you from the inside and makes you feel so cozy.
4. On that note...I spent a lot of time planting this week. I have a mixture of flowers, herbs, and filler plants. You can see a lot of basil, mint, rosemary, parsley, and thyme (my favorite fresh spices to use). I'm also trying to grow tomatoes again (this is a yearly fight with the sun on my patio that I usually lose). Then I just have some perky flowers that make me smile when I get home. Everyday, I come home, cuddle with my little Harper in an oversized armchair staring at this beautiful scene. I have had a black thumb my whole life so to be fairly productive in my garden now is a big accomplishment. (Maybe that's because I used to garden in New England and now I'm doing it in LA...maybe?)
5. My coteacher and I posted a new Donors Choose project - it is very similar to one that I posted in conjunction with a different coteacher earlier in the year, but I'm still excited. It's a listening center for my other kindergarten classroom and now that I wrote it up, I cannot wait to get these new books and all of the technology to back it up. I'll link it up after it gets approved in case you're interested in donating :)
Have a great last week of April!!!!