Thursday, October 10, 2013

Back To Reality & Subbing Discovery!

        BACK TO REALITY         

          Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you all are surviving your week! Tomorrow is Friday and we all have a long weekend ahead! I absolutely LOVE long weekends! That extra day makes all the difference! It is one more day to do laundry, sleep in (perks of not having kids yet), organize, create, do DIY projects, shop, and whatever else! I am so looking forward to getting things done! One thing I could care less about doing, though, is unpacking! Ugh, it is the worst! I got home from Dallas the other day and STILL haven’t touched my suitcase. My motivation to unpack is, well, at a ZERO! Either way, I had SO much fun visiting Texas for the first time! Check out some of my pictures below!
I am the WORST on airplanes! I cannot stand the turbulence, take-off, landing, any of it! Scares me to death! Despite my anxiety, I was able to snap this awesome pic quickly! 
I took this picture when at a red light in downtown Dallas. Despite the busy streets, I somehow caught a second when the street didn't have any cars. Add a few edits and filters with my phone apps, and ta-da! It reminds me of an album cover. Maybe a musician will find this pic, buy it off me, and that's how I will make my millions! Hehe!

MEXICAN FOOD WAS TO DIE FOR! I still cannot get over how yummy the Mexican food was there! My cousin and I went to this place called Taco Diner and I LOVED it! I tried queso for the first time. It is AMAZING! I must have eaten 3 baskets of chips and queso myself! Whoops! ;-)
While in Dallas, I was able to meet the lovely Ashley from Flying High in First Grade! She was so sweet! She drove over to the other side of Dallas to meet me for lunch and a little shopping (my fav!). I cannot wait to catch up with her again someday in the future!
Ashley told me about this cupcake place they have called Sprinkles. If you are ever in the area, you have to have one of their cupcakes! Oh my goodness, delicious!
My cousin took me to the Texas State Fair and I got to meet Big Tex! Everything really is bigger in Texas! ;-)
You can't go to a fair without eating fried food! Well, that is what I told myself after I ate this entire funnel cake to myself! I am still feeling guilty about this!

Carly and I had SO much fun together! It was great quality cousin time and I cannot wait to go back to Dallas! Hopefully, sooner rather than later!


Well, now that I am off vacation, I am starting to sub again. It is so great to see the students again and be back in the classroom. Subbing is always an adventure, as most of you know. Tuesday I was in for ELL, yesterday kindergarten, today 2nd grade, and tomorrow 3rd grade. Everyday is something new! While for some people this would drive them crazy, I love it! I enjoy meeting new children and seeing the different ways classrooms are run. It helps me to really figure out how I want my classroom to be someday!
Being that I am in new districts, schools, and classrooms all the time, it can be hard to remember everything. Last year when I began subbing I decided that I would keep a journal. I write down the names of the people I meet in different schools, the things I loved about a classroom, and the things I didn't exactly care for. Keeping a journal has been amazing! It has allowed me to reflect on my day subbing and simply remember my experiences.
After teaching in 2nd grade today, I was introduced to something that I not only had to write down in my journal, but I also have to share with all of you. This little discovery is known as Adventure to Fitness.
"Adventure to Fitness is a series of award-winning educational fitness videos for kids. Through a global journey kids follow their fearless leader "Mr. Marc" to run, leap, lunge, and laugh to greater mental and physical fitness!"
These videos are loads of engaging fun for the students. They get to be actively involved in Mr. Marc's adventures by following his steps. The teacher I subbed for used one of the video adventures for the class' exercise break of the day. (The videos each run about 30 minutes each, so we did about 10 minutes of it.) Check out the video below for a sneak preview of this series!
Head to the Adventure to Fitness website to sign-up for a free school account! Yes, FREE! With a variety of educational and exciting videos, your students will be learning and having fun! PROMISE! After seeing the students today, I highly recommend these videos for exercise breaks, earned rewards, or indoor recess. Check it out!
Thanks everyone for stopping by! Talk to you all soon! ;-)
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  1. I am also terrified of flying! I love all the resources and cool stuff you find when you're subbing. Great resource to share.

  2. Glad you hate flying too! ;-) But, yes, there are perks of subbing for sure! I am so glad I came across this resource! The students really loved it!

  3. This Mexican is drooling right now. The food looks fabulous!
    I LOVE to fly (short flights). Driving has never been my thing. Being married to a pilot helps :)
    I sub during track out and I do enjoy going to different schools and classrooms. You always learn different.
    My Second Sense

    1. Haha! You crack me up! But, yes, OMG the food was that good! I literally went to Taco Diner 3 times! Also, lucky you that your hubby is a pilot! I would rather fly than drive simply because it is much faster, however, I am such a baby about flying. You wouldn't want to be stuck sitting next to me on the flight! Haha!

  4. Looks like THE best time! And thanks, a lot now I am craving Mexican, BIG time!!

    1. I had SO much fun! There is so much to do in Dallas! I couldn't stop eating though ha! I guess you can tell from the pictures why! Lol! I am craving Mexican food again too just writing this comment! ;-)

  5. I am so glad we got to meet!! :) You are such a sweetheart!! :)


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