Friday, June 7, 2013

Five for Friday - June 7


It's a WET Friday, but we only have 5 more school days! I'm linking up with Kacey again to talk about my week so far. Now that testing is finally over, it was actually a more interesting week!

Monday was a personal day for me since we went to Chattanooga for my college roommate's wedding. It was so much fun! I had my camera, but I didn't end up getting any pictures during the wedding because Keagan was quite the handful. We also got to spend a little bit of time in Knoxville visiting Steven's brother and his family. I snapped this picture before we got on the road. These kids are SO sweet, and I wish we could see them more often! Marissa was my flower girl almost 7 years ago, and I can't believe she's about to be in middle school (5th grade for her school), and Jacob was born about a month after Steven and I got engaged. They've grown so much!

When I got back on Tuesday, it was time to get in full swing for running records. My para and I worked on these all day Tuesday and Wednesday, and we're trying to finish helping some more teachers today. Hopefully we'll be done by the end of the day because I want to focus on end of the year packets and progress reports next week.

Wednesday morning right at the end of first lunch, the fire alarm went off. The strange part was that we had had a fire drill the morning before. I figured it was popcorn burning again (isn't that almost always the culprit?), and it turns out I was right!

For some reason, though, the alarm didn't trigger and call the fire department, and there was some confusion with the SRO as to whether it was a drill or an actual incident. The fire department didn't get there until later because of this, and we ended up being outside for about 30 minutes. When I walked back in, they were still in the teacher's lounge with huge fans trying to blow out the smoke/smell. Since this is not the first time we've had this happen (burnt popcorn, that is), these flyers were placed in our boxes and by every microwave in the building that afternoon.

Oops!! Guess I'm not doing a popcorn party anytime soon!

Yesterday was Field Day #1 (for K-2), and I was in charge of running the Sponge Relay. It was the perfect day for a field day! Overcast and warm with a slight breeze. The kids had a blast getting completely soaked!

Today was supposed to be Field Day #2, but...

I should have taken a picture of where I was standing for bus duty. I chose to wear flip flops instead of dealing with my rain boots (regret that decision), so just walking out to bus duty was disgusting. I stood on the sidewalk where the water had already reached the bottom of my feet (it's the lower part of the parking lot) to keep the kids from walking through it. By the time they had passed, only a few minutes later, it was almost to my ankles. I had to quickly roll up my pants to keep them from getting soaked.

We're supposed to go out with our small group tonight to celebrate my birthday (next Thursday) and one of the other guys' birthday, but it's in "the bottom". I really hope it's not flooded down there because I REALLY want some Bottom's Up pizza!

Try to stay dry this weekend if you're in Andrea's path. And for those of you who are already out (and I'm aware that number's growing), I'll be joining your ranks NEXT Friday!!


  1. We have problems with the popcorn in the microwave thing too:) Hope you are safe!

  2. Burnt popcorn is the worst smell EVER!
    Happy early birthday!

  3. We have had similar popcorn problems at our school! Ah well... I hear that stuff is terrible for us anyway, right?
    Whimsy Workshop 

  4. I've been responsible for two fire drills. Nothing worse than burnt popcorn!! That smell lingers for days!

  5. I love Bottoms Up Pizza, too! So yummy:)
    Hope you're safe today - I just heard about a tornado outside of town. I'm safe in the city - just a bit of thunder and lightning.
    Have a great birthday!

    ~Nikki Sabiston
    Teaching in Progress

  6. Sorry I ruined your field day! :) My son's has been changed so many times, and he is supposed to make it up tomorrow, but more storms are coming through. Kind of crazy! Too bad you are in school on Friday because I am heading your way on Friday! We definitely need to get together over the summer!!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  7. Sounds like you've had some crazy weather lately! How scary! I just joined your blog, found it by hopping around! It is very cute! I teach third grade in MN. What a bummer no more popcorn parties!! :(

    Happy Summer! :)