Round Here

It's Friday: so time to tell you whats been going on around here in the form of letters and a tune that will be sure to send you into the weekend tapping your toes.

Dear Classroom:  I am so happy to back, you are my home away from home.

Dear Self:  Please stop beating yourself up about what you didn't get done in the classroom this week, it isn't healthy. 

Dear Janitor Staff:  I truly appreciate all that you do in my room, especially with how needy I have been over the past two years. BUT I am very unsure why you picked up chewed up gum and other pieces of trash and left it on my workstations, if you were unsure if I needed it for something this year I DIDN'T.

Dear Janitor Staff:  I hate to be a pest after knocking you but you stacked some of my items a little two well for my scrawny arms. If you could be a dear and hook a gps up to your strong self on Monday I would love to actually continue setting up my furniture. I feel like I wasted time playing hide and seek this week, especially since I always lost.

Dear General School People:  I am unsure who to address this to, so everyone gets this complaint, you took my only friend at the school away and I am devastated. Its sad to say that my only friend is the laminator, but we have had so much quality time together over the last two years that it would be wrong to not call it my friend. Let's be real, I could go to media services and pay to laminate my items but you don't pay me enough for that. So something needs to be fixed here. Like yesterday. Please!

Dear Students:  Why you gotta be so destructive? I give you computers and cushioned rolling chairs, I am pretty nice some days...I hope. 

Any advice from fellow teachers on: one how to protect my speakers better and two how to clean fabric chairs in a room full of middle schoolers would be much appreciated.

Dear New Recipe:  This week I made Crispy Chicken Parmesan Cutlets with a Tomato Mozzarella Salad, gosh that is a mouth full, either way it was divine. And super easy to make. I don't know if I have ever made chicken that tasted so wonderfully crunchy but moist in my life. This will be in my meal rotation, I already want to make it again and get the point.

Just so you actually want to make it I am leaving you with a picture from the website, a food photographer I am not.

Dear New York Trip: You are planned! I found the best map online that I seriously jumped up and down for and then printed immediately. It has 100's of movie scene locations already on it. SCORE. 12 days and counting!!!

Dear Gym:  We made it, 30 miles in 25 days. Now the trick is to actually keep going and try for something like 40 miles in 30 days.

Dear Mr. B:  Super excited you are actually off tonight and all of the nights this weekend. A 5 dollar concert and some boozy drinks out among the living sounds like the perfect start of the weekend.

Now since it is Friday I had to leave you with a tune for #backthatazzup, I already have swooned over Florida Georgia Line but then put them away because the radio places 'Cruise' like its the only song they know how to play. 

But then I heard 'Round Here' and with lyrics like:
"and that fireball whiskey whisper
temptation in my ear"

You are back on my must listen list, plus their mugs aren't too bad to look at either.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

Linking up with WhitneyLaurenSarahJennifer and Lauren.

- The Babbling Box!


  1. You are so funny...loved reading this post! :)

  2. Living in Florida and spending a month in Georgia this summer, I'm guessing you can figure out which group gets the most air-time on the radio. I'm sad about your only friend missing. You should protest!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. The laminator is my friend too! I usually have to smuggle and hide all of the things I laminate from our crabby custodian :)
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  4. You're great fun to read! Easy, light and always lots to comment on! I thought your song was "Round Here" by The Counting Crows! I love that song!!
    The laminator being your pal is great.. I feel like if I was a teacher I would be in love with something like that. (Dork at heart.. no offense, but I mean.. your friend is a laminator;) !!)
    I can't imagine having to hang out with middle school children all day long.. Ugh, you must want to rip out your hair and strangle them with the strands. OH wow.. sounds like I have experience .. I don't. I'm sure they have their good days too!!

  5. HA! I love your letters! I can't believe they took your laminator! That is absolutely uncalled for! I did find at our local Kroger a Scotch laminator for $24.99 with a $10 rebate sticker right on top. Maybe you could find a steal like this some place? NOT that you should have to by any means!

  6. Great post! Your classroom is fabulous.

    Thank you for linking up with Friday’s Fab Favorites!

    Lauren xx