Wednesday, May 28, 2014

What the....? Bachelorette Week 2

I am sorry on the delay of my Bachelorette post, I went to dinner with family on Monday and missed half of the episode. I am one of those girls that can't take a break in the middle of the episode, so I saved it for Tuesday night television, since there is no good television on Tuesdays anymore....Or is there? What do you watch on Tuesdays? Recommend any seasons that I need to watch?
Without further ado, lets get to the second horrifying week of the Bachelorette:

This week started off with the one-on-one date with Eric. So incredibly awkward and hard for me to watch, especially because I LOVE the chemistry those two have. Knowing that he passed away made me pretty sad, to be honest.
Let's move to the famous group date. The reason I say famous is because it is plastered all over news outlets! I mean, USATODAY?! The men had to do a "show" for charity on the first group date of the season. I am really wondering if ABC chooses these dates and Andi just has to decide who to bring along, because I cannot see Andi thinking, "hmmm a strip club date would be PERFECT!" Of course, some guys were extremely comfortable and judging by the looks on their faces some wanted to crawl under a rock.

CRAIG?! Who are you? Where did you come from? He is way too conceited for his own good. That smile smirk on his face is certain that Andi is going to love him because, "I love her!" Dude! You just met a few days ago. Chill. He is WAY too confident for someone that has to stuff his outfit with a towel for this male review catastrophe of a charity event. Does he drink much?! Cannon balls into the pool with all of his clothes on? He needs to go! Definitely not former Assistant District Attorney material! Oh! Did anyone catch his comment towards the end of the group date? "Who is your favorite"?! WHO ASKS THAT?! Like she is going to tell you, dude.

Marcus- A little nervous about the charity event. He is really shy in the group setting. Reminds me of Ryan Gosling. Anyone see it?

Josh M.- I am a University of Georgia Fan... He looks like Aaron Murray. Saw some UGA sweat pants on him when they were getting ready for the charity event. I got all excited!Thennnnnnn he said, "I haven't been on a date in five years." Wait? What?! I don't buy it. He lives in Atlanta for crying out loud. ...He and Andi kissed. I got giddy again. First Kiss of the season! I like this guy.

What do you think?!

Is it me or do the guys make you feel that this is a competition as opposed to a show to find love for honest reasons? I am getting the "I'm in it to win it" vibe. Does not sit well.

Until next time,

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bachelorette & Budget Project Freebie!

It is the end of the May! Holy Moly! I can't believe that I am almost done with my first year of teaching! There are 12 days of school left (I am not counting)! My seventh graders are CRAY! They are turning into full blown eighth graders! I was reminiscing about what I was like in seventh grade, and I was JUST like them.
Do you remember your first year? Did you ever think, "the students probably thing I am a MEGA 'you know what'"? I had that thought most of the year and I felt really bad. However, now I am really seeing that me being hard on them has paid off! It is almost like they like me for it. Every time I am walking in the hallway they always greet me with a, "HI MS. KANE!" I love it, but hate when I have to become a you know what when they start slipping on that slippery slope of the end of the year madness.

I am one of the subjects in the seventh grade that has an EOC (End of Course Exam). It was bittersweet when I found out that my EOC was going to be one of the first administered. Of course, I wanted my kiddos to have more time to study, but at the same time, I wanted to rip it off like a band-aid and get it over with.
It took three days for all my students to complete the test. This is considered their final, so I had to come up with something for them to do for the rest of the year. I came up with a BRILLIANT IDEA!

Personal Finance is part of my curriculum, but not a part of the Civics EOC. Students created a budget based off of the scenarios I gave them (i.e. You dropped out of high school and worked at a department store. You are reliable and contribute a lot of ideas, so you got promoted. You are now the manager and you make 2,571 dollars a month and your company pays for your health insurance benefits.) Students had to take their scenarios and find a house, car, and other optional bills to create a monthly budget. I have attached my copy of the project as a Freebie!
Here are some pictures of the projects students did:

As for something not education related! Are any of you avid Bachelorette watchers?! My friends and I created a bracket for Andi's season of Bachelorette! I love her! I love how she is so strong, confident, and takes the guys into consideration when telling Chris Harrison that Chris Bukowski could not come on to the show. As far as Chris B goes, how can you possibly have any expectations when you try to get on Andi's season that way? She is clearly not welcoming B.S. Go away! Way to make a fool of yourself.

Let's talk about the first impression rose. Really, Andi? Giving the rose to someone you would not normally go for? I mean, I get it. In my opinion, the interaction was awkward.

This first episode was really dry for me. The only drama was when Chris B. was trying to sneak his way onto the show. I am hoping the drama and excitement picks up on the second episode.

Here is the Bachelorette Bracket that I created! Keep me in the know of how you're doing if you choose to participate with a group of girlfriends!
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