I hope everyone had a great week. Thanks for checking out my weekly series, Week in Review, posted every Friday. Enjoy a recap of how the week went down and tell me about yours.
1) What’s gotten my attention this week?
Some districts, ours included, curiously decided to resume classes on Thursday without consulting teachers after legislatures tried to enter a bill that would cap superintendent salaries and consolidate districts. Many teachers called in and marched to the Oklahoma State Capital instead. Many parents kept their kids at home in a show of support for the walkout.
Later Thursday afternoon though the Oklahoma Education Association, the state’s largest teacher union, announced an end to the walkout. While some educator requests were met, many demands fell short. Some districts may still support the walkout though, and there’s a grassroots effort for parents to continue the advocacy the teachers have started.
I hope everyone remembers this come November.
2) What blog post should you check out?
The title of Nikki’s blog, A Kinder Way, says it all. She is an animal loving wife, mom, and dog mom who encourages thinking and being kinder. Plus she hosts the best meet and greets. Honestly, between the meet and greets and her posts, you are missing out if you don’t follow her blog.
Specifically today I’d like to highlight her post, Own Your Story. It just so happens to include a great Game of Thrones reference too! The piece reminds me of when I started blogging and was SO nervous to press the publish button. The message is just as important to non-bloggers too though. Check it out.
**I had a Meet and Greet recently where I asked bloggers to share their favorite posts from 2017. I’m going to a highlight a post a week from the links left. If you would like to leave a link and have a piece highlighted on a Week in Review post, click here to leave it in the comments.**
3) What’s been going on this week?
Everything broke. We were juuuust about to get ahead a little bit. Then, in one week the dryer, garbage disposal, couch, and maybe lawnmower went kaputz. I guess we’ll tackle one thing at a time.
4) What’s going on this weekend?
A cousin’s tea party. Adagio Teas has some really cute teas in tins perfect to host a tea party or for accompanying a story time. I ordered some, and my sister and mom and I are going to get our kids together for a cousins tea party this weekend. Don’t worry, you know I’ll be posting the cute pictures later.
5) Did you miss this post?
Have you had one? Why or why not?
6) What did my kids create?
A birthday party. Remember Monster from last week? Well apparently his birthday was yesterday. Yes. We had a birthday party for my kids’ alter ego stuffed animal. He turned 16.
Thanks for reading. How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?