Monday, May 26, 2008

Rainforest Day!!

My school has a few days out of the year called Enrichment Days. The kids change classes every 40 minutes and go to each classroom for their grade level. Friday's theme was the Rainforest. The topic in my classroom was the Forest Floor. I had 6 classes of 4th graders. These days wear me out, but it's a lot of fun! The first picture is the board outside my classroom. Don't be impressed with me, my wonderful room mom made it! :) I drew a picture of what I wanted, and she did the rest. She's so good!

The kids made a treat that resembled the layers of the Forest Floor. Dirt was chocolate sprinkles, dead leaves were crushed graham crackers, moss, fern, etc. (plants) were green colored Cool Whip, worms were gummi worms and the tree trunks were pretzel sticks.

These are 2 of my homeroom kids...Hannah and Ashley. Ashley's mom made the Forest Floor board.

These are some girls from my afternoon class. Aren't they precious? I am going to miss these kids next year!!! I am SO blessed!

In other news, Jason got a new job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have been praying about this for a while. God has taught us SO much, but I am so glad this trial has ended. He will be a saleman for Bobcat. He's going to be selling big equipment. He gets a base salary, company truck, and they pay for his gas. Whew!! That is GREAT news since his current truck takes deisel...AHHH!!! God is so faithful. We truly are blessed and have been reminded of this once again.
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Monday, May 19, 2008

And the award goes to...

LADY ANTEBELLUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lady Antebellum won Top New Duo or Group on the ACM awards last night!!! Check them out!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

For some reason this year my birthday was the best ever. My partner teacher's b-day was Wednesday, so we celebrated ALL week!! Jason got me a present a week early, so my b-day celebration lasted a while.
I woke up Friday morning to a card and this banner hanging. I looked and noticed the candles were moved. I was like...who did that? Then I noticed the banner. My sweet husband did this Thursday night after I went to bed.

I walked into my classroom with this big gift sitting on my back table. My sweet teaching partner got me a gift.
My sweet teaching partner also decorated my door. She has the kids sign/write things on it. SOOOO sweet! I think I teach the sweetest kids in the WORLD!! Last week was teacher appreciation week, and I got gifts DAILY! Then I got more gifts for my b-day. I am so blessed and do not deserve to spend each day with these precious kiddos. I am going to miss them SO much! I LOVE being the oldest grade in my school, but now I am seeing the down side. When I tell them goodbye on May 30th, it really will be goodbye. I am used to seeing them again in the fall when they are in 5th grade. But not this year. Sad times for me!

Last, but not least, my b-day cake. It's not a Nancy cake, but it's close. Yes, it's from SAMS, but it is SOOOO good!!!
Thank you all for the b-day wishes, calls and texts. Sorry I didn't text back, but it costs me to text. ( And for the texter that asked, I don't think Stacey Johnson ever got married! hehehe!)
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Wii Fun!!!!

My birthday is this Friday, May 16th. For my b-day, Jason got me a Wii!! I have been going back and forth if I really wanted one. So then I finally decided I wanted one! I am SOOOO glad I got it! We had some friends, Leanna and Wes, come over Saturday night. We grilled hamburgers, played the Wii and watched Survivor. We had a BLAST!
Here's Leanna, Jason and Wes watching Survivor. Well, Wes was helping Jason take a test.
Jason and Wes are trying out the Wii wheel. They were serious!!
Here's Leanna practicing before she played her husband, Wes.
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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Catching Up!

So much has been going on!!! First I had TAKS tests. I had math one day and reading the next. That was Tuesday and Wednesday. Then on Friday, we took a field trip to Austin. We rented charter buses and left around 6:45AM. We got back around 6PM, and I had to go to Relay for Life. I was the captain for my school, so I had to go. But when I got there, it was so nice. The weather was PERFECT, and I got to relax and enjoy the night. It was a nice tribute to the people that are currently battling cancer and a nice memorial for those that have lost the battle.

Now it's on to getting ready for the end of the year. Since my school only goes to 4th grade, we do a lot for the 4th graders. Graduation parties, pictures and then the big day of graduation itself!!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week!! Last year, I was never even told thanks. This year, I have gotten several things a day from students and my room mom. My p'pal and her staff have had a luau theme and have spoiled us rotten!! It's been WONDERFUL!!

Tomorrow is beach day, and it's my last theme day for Student Council. Whew! Can't believe the end is almost here!

I was also chosen to be on the team to find our school a new counselor, so that should be fun!

Jason and I have a trip planned to Nashville for fan fare and then to NC to see my dad and Margie. I can't wait to see Hillary and other artists perform in Nashville. Then it will be nice to enjoy cooler weather in NC!!

July 17th will be our 4th wedding anniversary. Where does time go?! It's so wonderful!! God is SO good!

I hope all the moms have a wonderful mother's day. For those of you that have your mom around, give her a hug. Make sure you hug your kiddos as well. I would give anything to have a hug from my mom right now.

Sorry for no pics. Life has been SOOO busy! I am doing well to get out the door with myself, much less a camera!!!