Saturday, August 28, 2010

My apologies....

I am sorry that I suck.... I have been in a MAJOR funk.  I am hoping to bust out of it soon and one of my goals when I do that is to make sure that I update this blog more frequently and keep you all entertained.  Lots of things happened this summer that I need to catch you up on!


I have survived the biggest phase of recruitment.  One of the things I somehow got myself involved with is planning the recruitment for ALL the 5th graders in Unit 5.  I work on a team with two great colleagues which helps, but man is it alot of work!
It starts in the spring, contacting all the principals about visiting 4th grade classes to show them the options they have with all the different band and string instruments.  The we must make a packet for them to take him to learn about the process and it has the registration form for them to choose up to 4 instruments to "try."
Then over the summer we basically sit around and HAND schedule HUNDREDS of 5th graders for 4 mini lessons on their choice of 4 instruments.  They also have the option of two nights.  Let's just say that it is crazy!
Then the first week of school (this week) we have the "Instrument Exploration" where they come and try their choices.  Did I mention that every parent is given my email and phone number and that I get to be the bad guy and tell them when they want to change their mind a hundred times that it is NOT possible.  It makes me very popular.
Anyway, long story short (ha) we just finished the two nights with over 500 kids coming through trying 4 instruments each, you do the math, it was busy.  We will finish recruitment this week by going around to all 16 elementary schools to catch the kids who did not for whatever reason make it to the instrument exploration.  The week after that we begin lessons.  It is a great process, just mentally and physically exhausting!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


We survived... pictures to come soon.  Killian is LOVING IT!

Friday, August 13, 2010


Went today to get a trial run on make-up for the wedding, looking for feedback from my people....

sleepy time


Today we find out who Killian will have for Kindergarten, we are excited.....