Saturday, March 1, 2008

Pebble Creek Carnival

My school has a HUGE carnival every year. Last year they raised $75,000.00 That means a Smart board for me!!!!!!!!!!!! Some of our classrooms already have them, so I am hoping after this year's carnival, I will have one. I can't wait!

The Kindergarten and 4th grade classes make a plate for the silent auction. A wonderful parent makes them and then we auction them off the day of the carnival. My parent did a Monopoly theme with Owenopoly. The theme for the whole carnival is Games and Fun. This mom was so creative. She used my students last name for the names of the property and names of our classroom things for everything else. Like a prize box, a Louisiana square (where I am from!), a cotton candy tax (my favorite candy!), an Aggie box (WHOOP!), etc. She thought of everything.

The plates start at $50.00. They usually go for around $200-$300. Some have gone for $800.00. WOW! I hope I don't drop the plate as I am holding it for the auction!

Other than the carnival, the other major thing going on is TAKS. We have the writing test on Wednesday. I am ready, the kids are ready...we are going to BLOW the test away. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my job. I am going to be SOOOOOO sad at the end of May. But until then....I can my sunshines everyday!! Gotta go get ready for the carnival!