Saturday, August 18, 2012

Working Saturday

Frozen banana, pb, unsweetened almond milk.
 I went in to school for a little over four hours this morning.  Students arrive on Monday, and I don't know how prepared I feel.  Happily, I am calm and have full faith that our team is amazing!  We'll be using the day for a "Welcome" with an in-school scavenger hunt and mini prep-rally - amongst other activities.

For the rest of the day, I had a plan: go to Whole Foods and buy enough for two meals.  Go home and mind-numb with my Hulu queue.  The plan is going well. :)

Lunch:
Also, Asian Sesame Almond Cabbage Salad and Broccoli Cabbage Slaw.  Apparently, I wanted cabbage.
For dinner:
 Tofu Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce (Sriracha swirl).
Sesame Noodles with Cucumber.

Pretty excited about not working (too much) tomorrow (from home).  Happy Weekend, everyone!

12 comments:

  1. Have you ever said what grade you teach? Sorry if you have; I couldn't remember. And if you don't want to say, that's fine. Hope you enjoy your last day of vacay tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Jenny! For the last seven years I taught 7th grade English, and now I am teaching 9th grade - English and Geography. I would like today to go by very slowly, if possible! It's a long haul to Thanksgiving. :)

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  2. the Asian slaw looks great! I love all those kinds of flavors, which means I also love the continued theme into dinner. Gorgeous looking noodles - I'd never have thought to add cucumber to cooked pasta!
    Good luck with the classes, I've kind of been reading back on yr posts. You will do so well.

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    1. Woo hoo, it's Maud!! Ha, ha - I noticed the sesame / Asian theme once I started taking pictures. Obviously I had a craving! It was a cold pasta cucumber salad, and it was really good - I bet we could recreate it.

      Thank you! I'm normally not anxious about the first day with students, but this is a new school (as in first year in existence in Denver), at a new grade level, with a lot of unknowns. Aaaah! I appreciate your support!

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  3. how exciting that the students come on Monday!! yay! and that slaw looks soooooo good! enjoy your *semi* day off tomorrow!

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    1. Hi Caralyn, I can't believe it's already time to "do school" again. Both of the slaw/salads at lunch were pretty awesome. Thank you!

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  4. Oooh a scavenger hunt, that sounds like fun!! Of course you have some Bhakti Chai, I've been craving chai like crazy lately! I'm going to have to get on it :) THe almond cabbage salad sounds so good and the broccoli salad too! I like your sriracha swirl in the peanut sauce :) The spring rolls always look fresh and yummy :)

    I hope you have a nice, relaxing day today and I know you will kick ass tomorrow! I'm so excited for you! Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Sarah! I agree, it's a good for the students to get to know their building. The school is historic, and huge (once the other schools start, we'll be sharing the campus with three other schools - it's that big!). We'll be hanging out with our "advisory" all day, which a group of ten students who will meet with us everyday for the entire year. Kind of like an upgraded homeroom, I guess.

      I almost considered not posting the picture of the chai, because I know you all don't have it out there - yet! I'll have to start getting it hot, once the weather cools down. The salads were so good!

      I'm trying! I hope work went well for you yesterday!

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  5. The first day of school sounds like a lot of fun! School starts early there! It doesn't start here until September 4, which seems pretty late, actually...

    Those spring rolls look SO good.

    Do you have Hulu Plus? We're considering doing that instead of having cable.

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    1. Hi Molly! The rest of the district starts the 27th, but a few schools who are not on the traditional calendar have or are starting now. Colorado has always started in August and ended in May, whereas the rest of the country goes September to June. I don't know why we aren't on the same time frame!

      I don't - just regular Hulu. I thought about, and checked it out, but it didn't seem worth it. I mainly like to watch USA Network stuff (Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness). I don't have cable because I can't afford it (and probably would watch more if I did!).

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  6. Very much in favour of the Hulu-Whole Foods Nexus of Awesome - particularly the Burn Notice in your queue...

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  7. How did I miss this post? Are you practicing sneaking things by your students? Great food day. One day I will drink a bottle of that Chai.

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