Saturday, June 1, 2013

School's Out for the Summer!!

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      Happy Friday y'all!! OOOPPSS!  Now, it's Saturday!!!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and Teaching Maddeness for a look back at our week(s)!


      It's been a hot minute since I've been able to blog, but...

      Yipee!!! School is out for the summer!! Today, yesterday was our last day of post-planning! (I've been trying to write this post since last night, but with some tech issues!)  Anyway, we have become so used to getting everything done in like two days, so having four days seemed to drag on and on! We decided to have a bit of some team building activities to pass the time --- roller chair races and wii. We had to sign waivers to make sure that everyone was competing on their own accord and wouldn't claim worker's comp if they got hurt. Yadda...yadda. All the legalities had to be covered! We had SO MUCH FUN!!

      Since I haven't blogged in the last couple of weeks, I'm just going to hit a few of the highlights. It has been jam-packed as I'm sure your weeks have been as well!

      My oldest son turned 20! It is so hard to believe that this sweet baby boy is now a grown man! Treasure your time with your babies. It is true that time truly does fly by! When you're in the midst of it, it doesn't seem that way, but you look back and you wonder how in the world so much time has passed by!

      Our media specialist always shares what she's reading and asked if I had read The Maze Runner.  I had not so she brought it to me.  It's very Hunger Games-ish.  A little strange and hard to get into right away, but if you just keep reading, you just can't put it down.  I have since finished that and moved on the the second book in the trilogy - The Scorch Trials and almost done with that one.  (I have finished now and just waiting for the 3rd!)  It is so good!  I was not planning to even start reading until next week, but I can't put them down!  And then, I found out that they are making it into a movie!  Very cool!  I can't wait to start the third book!
      A few weeks ago, I blogged about the fitness website, Adventure to Fitness, that you can use with your class.  You can read about that here.  I was so excited to get this tweet from them! And...they followed little old me!!  ♥

      Ok, this next little thing happened this week.  Our principal does not like clutter so she highly encourages us to declutter as much as possible during post-planning.  Plus, next summer, they will be renovating our school and we will have to pack up everything and move it out of the building so less stuff = less stuff to pack and move.  I digress coworker was getting rid of this little baby below and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!  I saw the fabulous Amanda at Teaching Maddeness had one and I absolutely loved it!  It will go in my classroom perfectly, which leads to the next pic...  
    At our staff luncheon, I received the Martha Stewart Award for Best Decorated Classroom.  Cool, huh?  



      Well, that's it for now.  I hope you are enjoying your summer and if you aren't out of school yet, I hope your time passes by quickly and you can enjoy your sweet summer time!!

Till next time...


  1. Those chair races look hysterical and something I would love!!! I am feeling the same way about my boys growing up and they are only 1 and 5!
    Two Friends In First

  2. What fun! Teachers can be cool too! What an honor to receive the Martha Stewart decorating award! You go girl!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    1. That's right Karen!! We have a pretty cool staff if I do say so myself!! Lol!!


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