Monday Made It: 7-17-17

Linking up again with 4th Grade Frolics #Monday Made It after a week off 'cause nothing was finished!




This summer I have been very focused on getting healthy. I was having a couple of health issues, and in fact was not happy with the number of sick days I took last year. To address them I made a change from the doctor I had been with for many years to our employee health clinic (our care is free there). It has made a huge difference - the doctor might spend a max 5 minutes with me before. Now I get lots of attention from a fantastic nurse practitioner plus other support people (nutritionist, patient care rep). I have made lots of lifestyle changes so that I could get my glucose levels under control and it is definitely paying off. I've also gone to physical therapy twice a week for my entire vacation to address shoulder pain. I have my range of motion back, and am working on strength in these last few weeks before school starts.
All that to say, I made healthy coconut-banana bread! I love it so much I think this is my fourth loaf. You can find the recipe here if you are interested.



Last Monday I finished quilting my patriotic quilt (I showed it in my post a couple weeks ago). On Tuesdays, I go to a sewing day for my guild, and this is what I made this week. It is a "bowl-hugger" to use in the microwave. I am loving it. Here is what it looks like in use:


And no, I did not microwave with the spoon in it!! It has to be made of 100% cotton material, thread, and special batting to go in the micro. Now I'm going to make another for school since I often take leftovers to warm up. I love sunflowers, so when I saw the fabric at Hob Lob I snatched it right up.

And yesterday I made another one of these to take back to school with me. I often take leftovers to reheat so this will get used a lot.






I have been assigned to teach Kindergarten this year. It has been nine years since I taught K and seven years since I taught ELA! And all our kindergarten classes are self-contained this year (so at least I'm not the only one having to teach ELA). I have nothing for K, all the standards have changed, so I have started downloading wonderful activities from the kinder teachers I can find! This is my stack of laminated pages - now I have to find something interesting to watch while I cut, cut, cut! This is all math, so I still have to print and laminate all the great ELA activities I've downloaded.



3 comments

  1. Well, you are in for a big adventure in kindergarten! Good for you. I'll help a bit– here is a link to posts and freebies for the start of the year in K. Hope you find it helpful :) Kathleen http://www.kidpeopleclassroom.com/2015/08/all-links-for-start-of-school.html

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! Years ago when I moved from K to 3rd I thought I'd never be back. Life is filled with glorious surprises!

      Julie

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  2. Great sewing projects! Summer is my sewing time, as during the school year there are so many other things that get my attention.
    iTeach 2nd

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