I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for a Monday Made It and I am sad that I have only made it to 1 out of 5 Monday Made It's. Does that mean I am not being productive? Oh boy. For me it has been a little difficult to start planning because I have been in limbo with jobs and not knowing what grade I will have plus we are moving sometime soon. If you like coffee here is my Monday
I made a cold coffee drink I actually like and it tastes oh-so-good! I have been on the hunt for a cold coffee drink and every drink I have tried has just been - okay. I do think the drink tastes much better without the protein scoop but hey, I am trying to lose a few pounds so I am using it as a meal supplement and because I do like coffee - I don't feel like I am dieting at all. I would definitely try it without the protein first to see if you like the texture and taste before you go investing in protein.
1) I made the smallest cup of coffee that my Keurig would allow to make sure it was really concentrated (I used Starbucks coffee)
2) Here is my weakness, I used um, well, about 1/3 of creamer in the drink and I don't like the sugar free (tomorrow I will be trying artificial sweetener instead of creamer).
3) So layered like this: creamer, 1 scoop protein drink, a handful and 1/2 of ice cubes, coffee.
4) Blend on Smoothie - it does make a difference. It ends up being frothie which I like.
Note: That is chocolate flavored protein which I probably would do vanilla instead but that's what I had on hand. Overall it is pretty good and I stay full for about 4-5 hours.
I really wanted to show other things and ideas I had for my upcoming students/class but since I didn't really know what grade or school I would be at I haven't been able to plan or prep so I have been revamping and adding to a few teaching units that I already have. I recall Erica's post over at Erica's Ed-Ventures saying at some point (not in her own words I am translating here) you will look at some of your first products and think, "did I really put that out there?" I thought, "No, I won't think that." Well, hey, I opened up one of my units and I was
so I redid. I added 6 sheets of color word freebies in the preview too if you download that. I feel so much better and the unit has doubled in size. So forgive me for it not being a DIY project but there is a good freebie for you.
Oh yea, I have been playing with this blog too. I remade the header, button, and side-bars but they are a work in progress and I am learning as I go. I love making them! It's relaxing to me.
I know this isn't a tangible made it but I drove 2 1/2 hours away to an interview and I was offered a Kinder position. I made it! I made it! Okay, but now I am scared to death because I have taught 1st grade for 8 years and 2nd for 2. I can't get into the room until August 1st, haven't seen the classroom, and have a zillion questions. I will definitely be doing some KINDER BLOG STALKING. I now have a direction - sort of (I don't know what the classroom looks like, resources, or furniture that I will have and won't until August 1st). Talk about an emotional roller coaster.