I especially want to say thank you to one of my newest blog friends, Amanda Pauley, who is just amazing! She is so sweet and thoughtful and I am very excited that we have met one another. She is fulllll of fantastic ideas too so if you haven't checked out her blog, you must. Click HERE to go straight to her wonderful blog.
So I went in for my MRI earlier this week. Man, that is obnoxious. If you have never had one before, it is sooooo loud. Be sure to bring ear plugs if you ever need one (which I hope you don't)! Yesterday I went back in to view the results. I had to leave a few minutes early to make it on time and it sent my kids into a frenzied panic that went a little like this:
Me: Ok boys and girls, as we talked about earlier I'm going to be leaving now for the doctors, so you will be with Mrs. J next door until the bell rings in 15 minutes!
Student 1: Can we come?
Student 2: Are you going to get your cast off? Cause I think you are.
Student 3: Then you won't need your canes anymore!
Student 2: They're not canes, they are "crunches"
Student 1: What happens if you have to leave that on?
Me: Well, I may have to have a small operation to fix my leg, but that won't be today so don't worry! They are just talking to me about what they are going to do to make my leg all better.
Student 2: ARE THEY GOING TO CUT IT OFF?!!
Student 1: NOOOOOOO! I'll go talk to them! I'll say they can't do that.
Student 3: Who is going to walk us to lunch everyday?! I'LL GET SO HUNGRY!
Me: No one is going to cut off my leg, everything will be fine. I will be here Monday and walk you to lunch.
Student 1: Well that's good news, because I like your legs. They are pretty. Plus, we do get hungry.
I just love kindergarten! Sigh. They are such a funny group this year. Anywho, I got to the doctor and waited for a ridiculously long amount of time as usual. So I did what any bored teacher does with her cell phone in a waiting room: Pinterest. Found some cute stuff too! And an awesome recipe for Teryaki Salmon. Looks delish. Let me know if you've tried it.
Eventually I got back to the room and heard the awful news. I have torn all the ligaments on the inside of my knee that hold my kneecap in place. There is no way to fix it without surgery. And I am not allowed to put ANY weight on it from now until 2 weeks after the surgery. So lets say I have my surgery in a week. That means I will be on crutches for 3 more weeks!! Holy crow you guys, I am going to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger circa 1984 in Terminator - AKA buff.
I am going to have to have knee reconstructive surgery. They have to use a skin graft to reconnect the torn ligaments. Yuk. Hopefully it won't be as invasive or awful as it sounds and I will have a speedy recovery!
Sorry that this is like information overload. Now I'm going to move on to some lighter and more fun things in my life :)
This week I didn't take as many pictures as usual. It was quite difficult to carry around my camera as I usually do while using crutches! We have been working on our New Year's Resolutions books all week long. My kids have done an amazing job on these. I can't wait to take some pictures and post them for you to see! I was going to take some on Friday but completely forgot. I'll share them with you next week :)
On Monday we did a Find Someone Who activity to get back into the swing of things. I began by explaining what we were going to do to remind them when one of my littles raised her hand and said: "Ms. Bosland - we know this. You don't have to remind us. We got it." I decided to just let them go and see how they did. They were AMAZING. It's was if they are already 1st graders now. They were so independent and mature and did exactly what they were supposed to do. I was so proud :) To grab your copy of the Find Someone Who freebie, click on the picture below:
During centers, my kids played Caitlin Clabby's Winter CVC Game Freebie. They seriously loved it and it was great practice for them.
Click on the picture below to download it for free at her store:
I try to work on at least one poem with my kids each week. I usually relate it to what we are working on. This week's poem was called "Happy New Year" and it was all about New Year's resolutions. The kids completed the poem together by filling in the missing sight words.
Click the picture below to check it out in my TeachersPayTeachers store!
I was so excited to be back with my kids, despite my setbacks.
I am linking up with Jennifer over at Rowdy in First Grade for her Tell Me Something Good Linky
Something Good From School: My kids were extremely supportive this week and truly helped to make my life easier this week. I was worried about how they would respond when I went in on crutches and wondered if they would take advantage of my temporary handicap. But they were unbelievably sweet and went out of their way to help.
Something Good From Home: Because of my various appointments and things this week, I have been getting home from school earlier than usual. I haven't been moving around a lot, so I have been working on things I can do in one place. I watched more TV, read some books, and enjoyed having a bit of time for myself. I tend to focus on school almost 100% of the time and it was nice to be forced to relax. I have also reached 107 followers in my TPT store, which is such an amazing personal accomplishment for me!
Thank you again to all my lovelies out there! Hope your first week back was a blast!