I took a quick, very real vacation, and now I'm back and feeling refreshed. I went north to spend my American Thanksgiving in Canada with friends. I sat snuggled in the snow capped mountains for a few days and told myself not to think about school and upcoming conferences this week and the fact that there are only two weeks after that before we are on break and what are we going to do those two weeks?!?! I mostly succeeded. Mostly. I read by the fire, shopped with hot cocoa in hand, and just generally enjoyed the scenery. So even if I did think about school, they were fleeting thoughts and things I am tackling upon my return.
How can you not love that view?? I've officially welcomed in the holiday season, and then I saw this month's Currently and it is so festive!
If you haven't hopped on the Pentatonix train, you should do it. Their Mary, Did You Know? video has gone viral lately, but I quite enjoy all their songs. Here it is...because I love it so much. My fourth graders used to sing it at our Christmas concert every year, but since I switched schools that isn't the case this year.
Lunch Tip! Dude! Freeze your sandwiches! I'm on a sandwich kick, and I can buy meat/cheese/bread (Costco + pretzel buns are my go-to). When I get home I make up all the buns/sandwiches and pop five per bag into the freezer. I have three weeks worth of sandwiches in the freezer right now. It's such a time saver during the week!
And in case you're living under a blog reading rock, the TpT cyber Monday/Tuesday sale is going on right now. Although Black Friday has turned in to a bit of cyber shopping as well, since you can get most of the deals from your cozy location at home by the fire. (Luckily, because I was in Canada!). My store is marked down, other stores are marked down, and if you're a super organized teacher, you are probably out scoping it all out to see what you can stock up on for before winter break....and (dare I even mention) after winter break. I can't think that far ahead. It's mentally impossible.