Today flew by. It was 7 o’clock and I was at the grocery store picking up rolls, and then BAM it was 3:30 and the kids were walking out the door. It was a total blur, but we did a lot today. I didn’t get a potty break until about 3 o’clock, but it was FUN and the kids were jazzed all day long, but really well behaved considering all the chaos and lack of a schedule.

I knew the influx of treats would be kind of insane, so I stuck with a healthy green monster for breakfast.

Plus a spoonful of peanut butter.

The ingredients in this one sound awful, but hang with me.

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup leftover coffee (in the pot from the day before)
  • ½ banana,
  • 1 date
  • 2 handfuls of spinach (frozen and thawed)

Hands down, this was the best smoothie I have ever created. Like I said, I know it sounds nasty – but don’t knock it until you try it.

Like I mentioned earlier, I had to make a stop at the grocery store before school, and I accidentally picked up a latte while I was there.

Look at these cute Christmas cups from Tully’s! Oh, and my cute block-calendar that sits on my desk. Teachers have class – the funny thing about this little saying is that the kids are always telling me, Mrs. Unger, they left out the word “a”…it should say Teachers have a class. It’s the perfect opportunity for teaching homographs….

I wish sooooo badly I could post more pictures from our feast, but I only managed to capture a few without the students’ cute little faces in them.

Here is the spread…

The whole sha-bang! Fruit, turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed ‘taters, veggies, cheese, crackers, rolls and cookie bars and PIE…so much pie.

We made placemats out of construction paper, and made our desks into a banquet table. They looovveed it. You should have seen the chaos.

I ate a few slices of turkey, some fruit, a spoonful or two of stuffing and a cookie bar. I only managed to photograph the really important part of the meal…

…on an orange sticky note.

It had just come out of the oven and it was still warm. Heaven. Look at all that melty chocolate on the bottom layer…I die.

There was a lot of singing, running, jumping, a few smashed fingers, a lot of untied shoes, many, many cups of spilled hot chocolate, some Thanksgiving themed crossword puzzles, and A LOT
of laughs. I had so much fun today, but I am also really thankful that it is the end of the week. 3rd graders called today “Fruesday” (Friday + Tuesday).

While trying to grade some tests after school, I was really tempted to dig into the leftover pie, but surprised myself and munched on some raw veggies, and managed to pawn the pie off on another teacher who has a pregnant wife at home. I convinced him that his wife was eating for two and he should really take it to her. I win.

Who knows where that
self control came from, but I’m sure it’s short lived.

We are headed to the in-laws tonight (brother in-law is home from school!! Yay Robby!) and we are having us some fried chicken!

Since we are leaving town tomorrow, I won’t be posting until the weekend…I will miss you all and your sweet comments, but I hope you have the happiest of holidays!

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