Friday, June 14, 2013

Five for Friday - Last day, hooray!

It's finally my last day of school (with kids), and I'm SO excited!! 

Monday was supposed to be field day #2, but it rained AGAIN. This time, we all got to school before we knew it was cancelled, so we were all dressed bummy for nothing. Oh well. They rescheduled it for Wednesday, and I spent some time getting things done for the end of the year.

 I reached 300 followers this week, and Tuesday I had a flash giveaway. It was SUCH a success, and I'm already pretty close to 400. I really do love all of you guys, and the blogging community is the best!

Wednesday was FINALLY field day, and it was so much fun! I ran the ice cube handoff station where kids were given an ice cube and had to run to the end of a line and throw it to the next person on their team until the ice melted. Last team with an ice cube won. They had a blast!

I brought my beach umbrella and chair because it was HOT and SUNNY! With that and sunscreen, I only managed to get a small, circular sunburn on the top of one shoulder where I apparently missed.

We also had a staff team play dodgeball against the winning 5th grade class. It was tons of fun, and I was hoping to post a picture, but I haven't gotten a copy yet. The girl who took the picture is having camera problems. Just picture a bunch of crazy teachers coming out running behind a banner to "Eye of the Tiger". Oh, and we were wearing pipe cleaner headbands to make us look more tough. And some of the teachers might have had signs that said "Teacher Rule, Kids Drool!" I'll be sure to post a picture when I get it.

Despite all of our spirit, we lost. I will say that I managed to be one of the last ones out, even though I did not get a single 5th grader out. I threw the ball 3 times and missed enough that they couldn't even possibly catch it. It was bad.

Yesterday was my birthday! We went out with a few friends last Friday, but last night we had a nice dinner with Steven's parents. I got steak and yummy peanut butter pie, which I will gladly work on finishing later this weekend. My sister bought me an ADORABLE dress from this store called James & Leigh, which is based in Clinton, MS (where she went to college). They're similar to The Mint Julep and some of those other cute boutiques.

Funny coincidence - this is the "Eye of the Tiger" dress! And that's the picture from their webpage, but the dress is sold out. Sorry.

Steven also bought a card from Keagan and helped him write his name. He came in and gave me the card. It was too sweet!

Today, my friend Andrea from Reading Toward the Stars posted her 600 follower giveaway. She's a reading specialist on the other side of Virginia, and she's awesome! I can't wait to meet her sometime this summer!

Next week will be my first week of summer (after one teacher workday), and I can't wait!


  1. Hey--I saw your comment! I LOVE Laurie Halse Anderson. I most recently read her historical fiction Fever 1793 about the yellow fever epidemic--I didn't know I liked historical fiction until that book! Chains is about slavery, so we'll see how it stacks up to Fever! Her books are generally well-written and clear, which is why I keep returning to try another.

  2. Happy summer!!!! And Happy Birthday! Glad you were able to finally have field day. I can't imagine how bummed the kids were each day they thought they were going to have field day.

  3. Glad to see you could have your track and field day. Our track and field day was supposed to be Monday and it couldn't be held at ALL this week:( Today there was no new rain but the track had standing water. First time ever we couldn't have it in the 30 years of our gym teacher's career! Happy birthday!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. Happy Birthday! Cute dress, your sis as great taste! Enjoy your weekend!

    KarenAn Apple a Day in First Grade

  5. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the shout out! So glad you got to have field day! This weather has been super crazy around here this year.

    Reading Toward the Stars