Sunday, September 4, 2011

Something nice to come home to...

The other day I got not one package in the mail, but two. One I was expecting the other was a surprise from my dear friend Carrie over at Life of the Liles.

The first package was a Pampered Chef Food Chopper that I won from Sweet Peas and Bumblebees when they had their Birthday Bash giveaway.
I am so excited to use this baby! I have just the salsa I want to try with you...
My surprise package was "a just because" package. Carrie found this adorable apron, packaged it up with a sweet note and sent it to me. It made my day.
What am I using this cute little apron for you ask? No not for the kitchen...try again. Think classroom.
I'm using it as my conferencing apron!  Let me explain. When I am trying to assess my students or do guided reading groups during Reader's workshop I often get interrupted. I have heard of other teachers wearing a "conferencing hat" letting students know that they are not to be disrupted when they wear it, but hats and I don't get along. So when I saw this adorable apron with its big pockets and perfect length I imagined a conferencing apron. The pockets will be for post-its, pens and paper clips and when I wear it my students will know I am conferencing...then if I travel I have all my materials with me ready to use! Thank you Carrie Jo! It's always nice to have surprises waiting for you on your door step.

6 comments:

Erin said...

What a brilliant idea! I love the pattern! I would wear it just because :) Someone needs to take a picture so we can see you wearing it!!

Megan said...

Awwww, that's so sweet!! I love surprise packages in the mail! : )

Natalie said...

Gotta love surprise packages! =D

Manda said...

A conferencing apron: that's genius! And really cute : )

Janell Louise said...

Hello there! Loving your blog :) I have the same pampered chef chopper and I am in LOVE with it.. no longer do my finger tips smell like onion and garlic for days and days.. its so handy! That apron is so adorable too. I am a freak for a cute apron, I always find them at flea markets.
-Janell Happ
http://happ-ilyeverafter.blogspot.com

CarrieJo said...

glad you like it!! :)