Monday, May 28, 2012

What's Been Up?

Wow, it's been a crazy few weeks getting to the end of the school year!  Thanks for sticking with me even though I have been little MIA! What has been going on with all of you?  I feel as if I have missed so much lately!
Well, I figured I would just give you a little insight into what has been going on here.  So here it goes.

Here are our Mother's Day gifts.  Taking an idea from Action Adam, I had the kids make Action Mom, or as you can see Super Mom.  They wrote action verbs about their moms.  The girl's says, My mom...Feeds me, Cares for me, Loves me, Drives me places, gave birth to me. 
And the boy's says, My mom cleans my room, makes me lunch, makes me breakfast, makes me dinner, buys me clothes, cooks for me, gives me shelter, helps me. :)

We also had our school play this month.  It was Beauty and the Beast and was very well done by our Jr. High and High School students!!  Several people pitched in to help with makeup and costumes which also turned out great!  

The next week was the Jr. and Sr. Banquet.  That usually has nothing to do with me, but a couple of days before the Junior advisor asked me to go with her since her husband wasn't able to go.  Oddly enough the same thing happened last year, fun for me!  Love getting to see the kids all dressed up and enjoying yummy food and great fellowship for a night.
The next day I had a vendor table set up at a Fashion Show/Fundraiser.  It was for a great cause to spread awareness and raise money to help stop child sex trafficking.  I was proud to be a part of it!  The start of the show honored Amy Fine Collins, Vanity Fair columnist that wrote the story of a sex trafficking ring right in our state, and it also honored Officer Skate who was the one to expose the ring and had these people prosecuted.  So thankful for these women and this great opportunity.  It was a wonderful day!
What I looked like that day, with my new It Works! shirt to match my table. :)  Have also had a couple It Works wrap parties!
The next week there was a surprise Bridal Shower at school for the 4th grade teacher.  One of the parents made these amazing cupcakes.
The next few images are from our Spring Concert last Thursday night, it was a very fun-filled night!

Sorry it is sideways, I asked one of the Senior girls to video tape it for me.  This is the 5th and 6th grade handbell group that I direct.  We pretended to mess up and then put on Lone Ranger masks to help us, then I had the music director come up and put a mask on, too. :)
Jr. High handbells playing Under the Sea, with bubble machines and bubble blowers in the background.  They all have leis on. :)
Sr. High handbells playing Pirates of the Caribbean!  They all wore pirate hats.  The director wore an eye patch, a hat, and one of the girls put a big earring on him.  Then he directed them with his sword!  I think they did an awesome job!  There was plenty more wonderful music throughout the night!  It was a terrific concert.
In between all of that I have been going about once a week to a friend's church for a zumba type exercise night.
Then also once a week trying to get to my ballroom class, and also trying to take good care of mom and Bella, so... pretty busy.
Now, we're all caught up, and this week is our last week of school.  We are done on Thursday, very excited!!  What have you been up to since I have missed so much!  Hope you are all having a super Memorial Day and remembering the wonderful men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms!

Monday, May 14, 2012

12 on the 12th Linky Party for May and Voting Starts

I get so excited to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her 12 on the 12th Linky party!!  I think it helps the months go by faster and easier, because I'm always looking forward to the 12th!  So, even though it was a Saturday, I still found things to take pictures of.

Yes, you are seeing correctly, even though it was Saturday I had to get up early, by the way, this is actually a half an hour fast.  So it was actually about 5:45, don't ask me why I do that, because I'm not exactly sure, hee hee.  I had to get up to get to the school to monitor an SAT Prep class for some 11th graders from 9 to 1.  Oh the joy! :)
This is what I needed to help get me through.  Hazlenut coffee light and sweet, with a Big and Toasted sandwich!
While I monitor, I usually read, do some things on the computer, or grade papers.  This is what I found on my little boys paper.  He's got a funny, quirky personality!  Not sure if you can see exactly what he did, but the sentence says: That store sells shoes, socks, and hats for children.  He changed it to: That store sells shoes, socks, and hats, for and children.  Hahaha!!

After monitoring, I went over to the Nail Studio to get my nails done.  The last time I had them done was before Easter and some were starting to lift, so needed this little trip!

Here they are!  Just wanted to do something a little fun and different this time! :)

I had to stop off at Michael's Arts and Crafts store to get some flowers for my vendor table for the Fashion Show/Fundraiser on Saturday.  I'm so excited to share It Works! with people! :)

I couldn't get mom to come get her nails done with me, but was able to get her out for a drive when I told her I was going to get something to eat.  Taco Bell was calling my name.  And coming up is the reason why....

I had to try this Dorito Taco!  Yummy!!

Before we went home I had to stop off to pick up Milk and Half and Half from Fast Freddies.  ( I won't mention that when I got home I totally forgot them in the car........allllll night!!! Ugh!)

Proof that mom was with me! :)  Getting some fresh air and sunshine.

And this is how we're greeted at the door, can barely get in....but look at that face! :)

Yummy treat that mom got from her sister for Mother's Day!  I LOVE Edible Arrangements! 
It was a great, busy, crazy, beautiful day!  
I was also shocked and excited to be nominated for the 2012 Fascination Award!  I totally don't feel worthy of this award, there are so many amazing blogs out there!  It's such an honor, and after this crazy year, it means so much for my little blog to be recognized for a post.  So, if you don't mind and would be so kind, I would love to have you click on the link on the top left hand side of my blog and find my blog name  3rd Grade Times is in one of the 1:25 pm spots if that makes it easier to find me.  I know there are many wonderful blogs to choose from, but would love if someone would show me a little love. :)  Thank you all for being such a blessing and inspiration to me.  I feel so blessed to have found this wonderful world of teacher blogs!  You all have made such a difference in my teaching this year!  And I will be forever grateful!