Thursday, August 27, 2009

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like September…

Everywhere you go… (cue Bing Crosby).

FUN I am a nerd when it comes to back to school time. I am aware of this. Going back to school early and setting up my classroom has always been fun for me. Again…nerd. That being said, I spent practically the whole day in my room setting up. Here are some pics:

IMG00324-20090827-1558 From the front door looking back. The banner above the closets says “Shoot for the moon – even if you fall, you’ll land among the stars.” It’s probably one of my favorite things on earth.IMG00325-20090827-1558 That’s from the back looking toward the windows. Another inspirational quote on my desk: “Your teacher’s goal is simple – to help you reach yours!”

IMG00326-20090827-1559From the back corner where my desk is, looking toward the front. My fave Vera Bradley lunch bag on my desk makes me happy. I'm not gonna lie, I would be a pretty happy camper if I was a kid and this was my classroom. Don' t you agree?




This morning I made a green monster. I’m making an effort to get rid of all of the produce in my fridge as we’re going away this weekend. More on that tomorrow.

In the mix:

  • organic baby spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 5 sliced strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1 T Amazing Meal
  • 1 T ground flax

Morning Snack/Lunch


I packed a snack and lunch to have in my classroom. Snack was a CLIF Zbar (honey graham…yum). Lunch was a TJ’s organic Greek yogurt (vanilla), blueberries and strawberries and Nature’s Path hemp granola and a ruby red grapefruit.

Afternoon Snack


Small piece of a blueberry crisp (new flavor to me…and YUM) CLIF bar. I bought it while picking up shampoo, lotion, etc. and got HANGRY in the car on the way home, so I dove in.



I had every intention of making shrimp for dinner tonight. As you can see, that did not happen. I stopped in a few stores on my way home from school, then met my friend at a local country club for a meeting about our high school reunion. We loved the place and put a hold on it, which is really great news! But, by the time I got home, it was 6:30 and I was not in a cooking mood. My shrimpies are frozen so they’ll wait for me to use them another day. Hubbers was a doll and offered to go out and pick up pizza. I had this slice of thin crust with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil and I added some balsamic. I ate it with a tall glass of refreshing seltzer. I was going to make a spinach salad to go alongside, but after eating the slice, I wasn’t hungry any more.

I’m going to do some Yoga Download power yoga tonight. I need some yoga in my life big time! Namaste!



Sarah said...

your classroom is so adorable! i love how you packed healthy eats to take to school!

Andrea said...

Thank you, Sarah. You will be seeing plenty of healthy packed eats now that school is starting!