Friday, May 10, 2013

Oh, What a Week!!

Oh!!!!  What a week!  I am back to school after my maternity leave and boy, was it interesting, tearful, great, and sad!  I had such a busy week; Teacher appreciation week, my birthday, Mother's Day Tea, waking up early, and just trying to get back in the groove of things.

  I was excited and sad at the same time about going back.  My passion is teaching so I was excited to go back and see my kiddos, but I miss being with my baby all day.  It makes me so sad to know I could miss the first time he rolls. If only I could bring my baby to school and teach and feed him at the same time, would it be heaven.

Here is a picture of me and my new baby, Chalan, having some cuddle time once I got home from school.


This week has been super interesting.  My class has kinda forgotten my rules and expectations.  I completely get it.  It has been awhile since I have been there.  They had a different teacher and with it being someone else in the classroom the expectations are different.  So, I had a saying this week.  The saying was...

I'm back!!!  ha ha ha (in an evil voice)  

It is going to take them awhile to get back to remembering my expectations.

At the beginning of the week, we worked on our Mother's Day gifts for our Mother's Day Tea which was on Thursday.  We made three different things for our lovely mothers.  

The first one was a handprint sunflower with the student's picture in the middle.  This year we added a typed poem about handprints instead of the My Mom poem.
Mother's Day Wolfelicious photo  

Then the students did a writing about their mom.  The last thing we made for our momma's was a drawing.  I had the students draw themselves with their mother.  I started the drawing by showing them how to draw making sure we drew all the parts.  After the students were finished with their beautiful picture we put it on black paper to look like it was framed.  Then we added a bow.  

Mother's Day Wolfelicious photo

 I think they turned out so cute.  I our their mom's like them.  I was trying to think what I would like getting from my child and I came up with them drawing a picture.  It is simple but adorable!  You can check out more Mother's Day ideas here.

By the time Wednesday was here I was exhausted.  The night feedings and just being back to the stress and work was getting to me.  I had to stop by Dunkin Donuts for my favorite beverages.  It is amazing how it just makes my day SO much better.

 Yes, that is an Unsweetened Tea and a Mocha Latte.  I had to get both.

I have been so lucky this week to have my mom come down and watch my boy instead of having go to daycare.  My mom rocks!!!  I love her so much!!  She sent me pictures and videos throughout the week so I could see Chalan.  Here are some of the pictures that made me smile.

 Overall, it was a great week!  Most of the parents of my class were happy I was back. (one parent, who is new to my class, asked WHY I came back with 3 weeks left)  Isn't that just rude!!!  I thought me coming back was a good thing for me to do since it is MY class Ahhhh, how I didn't miss dealing with parents.  But, in all serious, I missed my kiddos and I am glad I get to spend the end of the year with them.  

I have noticed there is an Instagram craze going on. (When I have had time to look at the awesome blogs out there between feedings and such)  I have had an Instagram account for awhile.  I use it for personal and school use.  If you want to follow me look for wolfelicious.

Also, if you have a blog, I would love to follow you too.  Make sure you leave your blog link in a comment.  

One more thing...

I'm back!!!  ha ha ha (in an evil voice)

Kindergarten, 2nd -


  1. Your baby boy is beautiful! Loving all of his smiles! BTW, Happy belated birthday! I know the instagram craze has sure taken up the blogosphere! Going to look you up after this! My account for it is: hosyposy :)

    Good luck to you as your ease back into your classroom! I bet your kiddos missed you a bunch!

    Cheers To School

  2. Agh, I felt the same way this year when I came back after maternity leave. My dad watches him, and yes, it makes you feel so better when you KNOW they are taken care of!! Stop by my blog!!

  3. So glad to hear that your week was a good one. I know you feel more are ease since your mom is watching your sweet little guy! Happy Teacher Appreciation and Mother's Day!
    Fun in Room 4B

  4. Hi April,
    Congratulations!! Chalan is adorable!! I know it was hard leaving him but at least you know he is in good hands with your mom!! Welcome Back!!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  5. It is hard to leave your baby. I have done it three times now. You will get to see all the accomplishments. My boys usually did it for us first before they did it at day care. I hope that happens for you too!

    Crystal Shepherd
    The lamppost in 1st grade math