I've survived Parent Teacher Conferences (except for one last one after school next week), and am excited for an upcoming midweek day off! :)
Not only do we have Wednesday off, but I'm out Monday for a workshop (all about fourth grade-I'm super excited!), so I've been prepping for a sub.
Last Five for Friday, I mentioned that I was getting a new cell phone.
Welllll, it turned into a bit of a saga.
I got the reconditioned phone, and was liking it. Except...I only had about two bars in my apartment, and NO service in the area where I teach (which is about 30 minutes away from where I live).
I had some issues with this, as what if I needed to be contacted at school (other than the school number, my only line of communication is my cell phone) because something major happened, and then I only got the message on the way home (which I can't pick up because we're now a 'hands free' and I don't have bluetooth in the car)?
I didn't necessarily need cell service in the building, but I would have liked it in the parking lot!
So, I bought a new phone that was on a different network (my old phone was on the global network, and the new one was on the CDMA network, and the newest one is on the global network), and I now have almost full service in my apartment, good service in the parking lot at school, and even a bar inside school! :)
The only thing I don't like-my new phone is HUGE compared to my old phone. I wish I could mix and match the two smart phones I bought to make a perfect one!
|Old 'dumb' phone on left; old 'new' not working phone in middle; my cell phone now on the right|
Needless to say, the old new phone is on the way back to the company for a return. Hopefully, that goes smoothly (when I phone to ask about-since it has a lithium-ion battery which is a hazardous material, it was not so smooth).
Since it's a new month, I have a new garland for my door!
|Task Cards are from the Primary Gal|
Responsive Classroom and was one of the winners! I got to pick my choice of book, and it arrived yesterday!
Since I already have most of their books (in original editions), I decided to go for one of their newer ones. It looks really interesting, and I can't wait to get started!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Smiles and Sunshine,