Well my friends, it is a wrap on another school year! Let’s celebrate the fact that we all made it. If you are like us, there were times that we wondered if we would make it to the end! The end of the school year is at once both happy and sad. A favorite quote comes to mind, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Being a teacher you are thrilled that summer and therefore a break, is close at hand, but the work involved in closing out a school year is almost unbearable. This is especially true if like us, you have to pack up an entire room for a move to a new school!
Since school’s out for summer (cue Alice Cooper), let’s get on with our last Five for Friday of the 2014-2015 school year!
We were beyond thrilled to have dinner with a great group of fellow teacher bloggers on Saturday night. You can read all about our fun evening here. The meet-up gave us the inspiration we needed for our final week of the school year.
Look what came in the mail this week. Max the adorable face of The Frog Street Toddler program. Since we use Frog Street Pre-K, we already have Max’s older siblings Fanny and Fernando, so we are excited to welcome Max to our school family! Thank you Frog Street!
The last day of school is always crazy. This true when the last day is also a half day. It is especially true when you have two classes that come on a half day Our kiddos are typically at school for three hours a day, but on half days, our kids come for only two hours! We wanted to do something special for the kids on the last day and Heather had seen where another teacher had a cereal bar for a class party, so we decided we would do the same. We highly recommend this party! It was so easy.
This was all we needed to have a cereal bonanza:
- Three big plastic salad bowls (we got ours for a dollar a piece at Wal-Mart)
- Three plastic serving spoons
- Three different kinds of cereal (we chose Lucky Charms, Froot Loops, and Cocoa Rice Crispies)
- One gallon of milk
- Styrofoam cups
- Plastic spoons
We mentioned earlier in the post that we were moving to a new school next year. The prospect of going to a new campus is frightening and exciting at the same time. We were fortunate to be able to go take a look at our new GINORMOUS classroom! We took some pictures so that we could make a floor plan over the summer. Keep in mind that the teacher who was in this room is still in the process of packing to move to her new room. All of our stuff will be moved over this summer. Hopefully when we come back in August to unpack and set up, we will be ahead of the game! If you have any suggestions about room set up, please leave us a comment below. We are thrilled with the idea of having more space!
And last but certainly not least, we are ecstatic at the thought of no alarms to wake us for the foreseeable future!
Hello summer, long time no see! We sure have missed you!
-Angie and Heather