This past Thursday and Friday was Teachers Convention. I love Teachers Convention…not necessarily because I learn a whole bunch but because it is refreshing.
My first few years of teaching, I would scour the convention sessions for ones that would help me teach the various subjects that I thought I was ill-equipped to teach, go and sit through each one and leave teachers convention feeling like I was the worst teacher in the world. I wasn’t doing enough (obviously) and I certainly was not doing it right (thanks, sessions for pointing that out to me)
I would spend the weekend feeling terrible about how I was doing and worry about the week ahead.
Finally I got smart.
I realized that Teachers Convention is about recharging. Its a time to see old friends and catch up (I am lucky to get to spend Teachers Convention with those people that I like the most, but don’t get to see enough). And of course, see some sessions that affirm what you are doing, sympathize with the challenges you face and generally make you laugh.
That is what Teachers Convention is all about.
And this year fulfilled all those things.
I learned how to be awesome at work.
I was reminded that I am doing a pretty ok job teaching writing in my classroom.
And I laughed and laughed and laughed.
Now on to the weekend and all the great things that I get to do…isn’t that awesome? (see what I did there?)
Here is what we are eating this week. I got a little chicken-crazy and didn’t really realize it until I was in the grocery store buying 3 days worth of chicken. I usually like to mix things up a bit but really dropped the ball on that this week. Please forgive me. Maybe we will go chicken free next week…but probably not.
|Chicken Burrito Bowls||Greek Meatballs||Lettuce Wraps||Black Bean Soup||Frozen Pizza|
- Minced garlic
- Panko breadcrumbs
- Ground chicken x 2
- Greek yogurt
- Feta cheese
- Tortillas x 2 (we are loving the Food for Life brown rice wraps)
- Chicken breasts
- Diced tomatoes x 2
- Black beans x 3
- Chili powder
- Chicken broth
- Sour cream
- Red pepper x 2
- Hoisin sauce
- Soy sauce
- Water chestnuts
- Green onion
- Refried beans
I have been looking back through some of the recipes that I have made since starting this blog and decided to revisit this one since we enjoyed it so much.
I thought these looked super yummy…
We love lettuce wraps.
I totally forgot about this recipe and it truly is one of my all time favorites. Andrew may not be happy with all the beans we are eating this week…