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ISAT Fashion Week!

Day 1 of ISAT testing (Illinois State Standardized Testing)

After less than four hours of sleep, I went to bed at 8 o'clock last night, and woke up with energy! Shocking how that works. To kick off testing week, I put on my green sparkle eyeliner, sparkle headband, and some other choice green clothing. Here's what I put together :)

I left early for a doc appointment with a specialist, and I'm really hoping that things will be looking up soon in terms of future parenthood, please keep your fingers crossed for us :) I will have to take more time off from work than I would like (half days here and there), but I know/hope/pray it will be worth it in the end. I also have to remember that my family (and future family) come first.

When I got home, our Erin Condren order had come early! A few co-workers and I ordered this weekly pad to use in the classroom. We are splitting it three ways and are going to laminate it. I plan to use mine to display what we did in class that week for students who are absent!

Tomorrow is my fave day of the year......wear your sweats day!! Are you doing testing this week? How do you keep a positive attitude/atmosphere?


  1. What a great idea! I love that planner!

  2. You guys are still doing state testing and not Common Core testing??

    1. Unfortunately. Next year we move to PARCC

  3. I teach HS, so no ISAT for us, but I am totally jealous of your sweats day. They don't let us wear sweats on PSAE testing days :( Haha!

    1. I forgot to take a pic today since I went to the gym after rehearsal, but it was a pretty great day! :)

  4. Hey Jen! I nominated you for a sunshine blogging award. You can read about it here:


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