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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Trying to catch up!

Am I the only one that is overwhelmed at this time of year? 
My students and I made it through our new state testing called STAAR.  This past week was Teacher Appreciation Week and I was spoiled like crazy! We only have 13 days of school left but I feel busier than ever!
Between being a parent, a teacher, and a blogger I can't find two seconds to even get a pedicure.  (OK, I usually find time for a nap or two on weekends but...)

Wearing my teacher hat, I first have to say that between our administration, the PTA, and my students I was spoiled rotten this past week!  I felt so special.  Beside the PTA giving us a treat every single day and ending the week with a catered lunch, they sent home a note all the students recommending that the students bring specials treat to their teachers all week.  Monday was "You teacher helped you bloom this year" bring your teacher a flower.  Tuesday was "You are so sweet" bring your teacher a sweet treat.  The week continued with different themes each day. Wednesday = fruit, Thursday= school supplies, and Friday = a special note.   Not everyone student participated but several did and it was awesome.   By the way PTA wrote on the note that the treat can be a drawing, a poem about the item, etc. For example on the fruit day one of my students got me gift card from Sonic and told me that I could use it for a fruit smoothie.  On the Sweet treat day one of my students made me a story about a cupcake. :)  here are some pics of a small portion of the goodies I received.

Like everyone else, the end of school is always busy.  Report cards, placement/retention meetings, keeping my students engaged in learning, award ceremony, and so much more...including packing up (which wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't such a pack rat)!

Wearing my mommy hat, my daughter just made her confirmation this week. My son is on the school golf team and has a few tournaments AND both my son and daughter have several performances in the next couple of weeks (Isabella is in Varsity choir and Jake plays the bass in the school orchestra).  And that is besides all 

Wearing my blogger hat, I want to write a minimum of two blog posts a week (which I haven't done but I will get better at), I am a writer for Classroom DIY and Classroom Freebies both awesome blogs that you must check out if you haven't already. The Anne Frank picture is a project that I posted on Classroom Freebies and the Have a TOADally Kool Summer picture is something I made and posted about on Classroom DIY.  I am also an active participant in Teacher Blog Traffic School.  The best resource for ANY blogger!  I have learned so much about blogging from all members there.  If you want to make your blog better or just want to create a blog you Need, yes I said NEED to joing TBTS!  

Remember I told you that sometime I have the time to take a nap on the weekends?  Well friends, its that time!  I need to take a little nap!

Have an awesome weekend!


  1. It's hard trying to do it all, isn't it?

    I love the "Toadally Cool Summer" idea! Thanks!


    Fun in Room 4B

  2. Hi Elizabeth
    It's hard to do it all and do it all GREAT! I a glad you like the Kool-Aid idea :

  3. I already follow your wonderful blog, just stopping by to say "hey" from the giveaway at A Teacher's Treasure!