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Sunday Smorgasbord

I am linking up with Michelle over at Fabulous in First for her fun linky - Sunday Smorgasbord!

So, there's been a lot of just "stuff" that's been going on in the past few weeks so I thought this would be the perfect way to do it!  Thanks Michelle!

This is what my classroom looked like after I cleaned everything up during our last teacher work day.  Can I say how excited I was that my principal said that we could leave things up that we were going to use next year?  It was so nice to not take everything down!  I might change up my theme this next year, but at least I have a base to change things up instead of starting completely over.

We went to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure a few weeks ago, and I have to say this is one of my fav pics from this trip.  I just love when my husband catches my son signing.  Plus, this shows how big my son is getting.  Can't believe I'm going to have a third grader!

Last Monday, I weighed myself and it was not pretty.  I thought "Hmm, I wonder if all the candy I've been eating has anything to do with it."  Now, if you've read my blog for long you might remember that I love candy.  No, I don't like candy - I love it.  I decided that I should probably hold off on it for a little while and see what happens.  I haven't had any candy since last Sunday, and I've lost 5 pounds!  I thought I would loose a little bit, but never thought it would be that much!  I can't say that I won't ever eat candy again, but for right now I'm happy to stay away from the yummy stuff.

Last night, we had a little camp out in the backyard.  My son and husband roasted marshmallows and made s'mores.  {No, I didn't eat any smores - remember the no candy thing. ;) }  My son didn't actually eat his s'mores.  He doesn't eat candy or graham crackers {he has some food aversions due to Autism}, but he had a blast making it! After s'mores, he got his jammies on and jumped into the tent.  We all got in and read some stories before bed.  I then left my husband and son to sleep, and I went inside.  Now, we didn't think Colton would actually sleep in there all night, but he did!  We were so proud of him!  Now he wants to go camping for real. That probably means I'll have to sleep in the tent too.  ;)

I have two camping/s'mores freebies over on my Freebies page if you're interested in jumping over to grab them.

Thanks Michelle for this fun linky!
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End of the Year

Today marks two weeks since my last day of school.  This year had its ups and downs, but it definitely ended on a high note!

We had a fun filled last 3 days of school.  On Monday, we had our annual Kindergarten Promotion program.  I don't know why I stress about it every year, but I do.  My Kinders did such a great job singing and signing our 5 songs.  Our school got an awesome new principal in February.  At the program, he said such nice things about me and my bestie.  It really meant a lot to us.

On Tuesday, my class and my bestie's class went out to watch the Teachers vs. Fifth Grade kickball game.  It was fun to see how grown-up some of my former students were.  The teachers were fun to watch too!  The best part was our principal playing in his suit.  Yep, he came out to watch and ended up in the game.  The teachers won and remain undefeated!

Our last day was so much fun.  We watched our slide show, had donuts, did the hula, drew with chalk, blew some bubbles, and had some ice cream.  Basically, my Kinders got to be kids.  The playground looked great with all the chalk drawings! {In my defense of the sugar high, I wasn't planning on donuts and ice cream. A student brought the donuts for her birthday.  :)}

I leave you with this picture.  This was a page from one of my student's portfolio.  It reminded me that no matter the ups and downs, the students are the most important part of teaching.  All of the other stuff is a distant second.

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