June 8, 2013

Five for Friday

School is out for summer!  It was a super busy last few days of school, and my family and I have been going non-stop since the last teacher day.  To sum up what's been going on this week, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to fill you in!

First of all, kindergarten graduation went off without a hitch.  The kids were little angels, and I *might* have shed a tear or two.  I can't believe these sweeties are firsties!

My classroom is coming together for next year, and it's only June!  Last year, I put up all of my bulletin boards and had things neatly packed away so August would be a breeze.  I am most definitely doing that again this year!  Here is a sneak peak at my math focus wall for next year:

I have done a TON more since then, but I was so busy that no pictures were taken.  The next step to this room is painting.  It will be a huge undertaking, but it will be worth it in the end!

Tuesday, after our teacher inservice day, my husband, kiddos, and I packed up our car for a roadtrip to Nashville, TN.  Nashville is easily my favorite city around.  Although I am and always will be a Hoosier girl, part of my heart belongs in Tennessee.  I don't know if it's because it's such a cool city, or if it's because I secretly wish I was a famous singer, but these two images make my heart happy every time. :)

{Nashville Skyline}

The CMA Fest is going on this weekend, so it was a madhouse down there, even two days before it's kickoff.  We got into our hotel so late on Tuesday night that we had just a little time to walk down to Broadway and scope it out.  

{My boy and I under the bright lights of the big city}

Our main reason for going to Nashville was to attend the Johnny Cash stamp unveiling ceremony at the Ryman.  My family loves Johnny Cash, so much so that my husband is writing a book on the Man in Black.  The USPS had so many neat things going on, including a Photo Booth.  I *will* be doing one of these on the first days of school with my kindergarten babies! :)

{My baby and me in the Photo Booth}

I have been working my tail off trying to finish up creating some fun things for my classroom decor.  I am so thankful to my district for purchasing MacBook Pros for teachers to use to create stuff!  Here is a peek at my word wall headers I made last night.  I plan on posting my items in my Teachers Pay Teachers store next week!

{Chevron and chalkboard}

Today I had to take my sweet boy to the ENT for an evaluation.  Looks like part of our summer will be spent recovering from having his adenoids and tonsils removed. :(  Poor guy.  

After the doctor, I got to spend some time with one of my sweet kindergarteners from last year.  She got me a gift card for a mani/pedi.  Not only did I get pampered, but she did as well!  It was a ton of fun and so good to get to see one of my kindergarten babies!

{Notice that we match!}

Hopefully next week I will post some pictures of my classroom BEFORE the paint hits the wall.  

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  1. The kids look so cute in their caps and gowns! I love the floor in your classroom - really cool with the alphabet and numbers!

    - Pam
    Moments to Teach

  2. I love the chevron and chalk. Makes me want to redo my classroom! I love that you got a mani and pedi with one of your old students! How sweet! Enjoy your weekend!

    The Bilingual Teacher

  3. I need to paint in my classroom too. YUCK! Putting up you boards ahead time is always a great idea! Your kinders look adorable in their caps and gowns. How fun to get a mani with one of your students!

  4. Love your cute kinders ready for graduation! I miss having ours graduate.. Our district wanted to stop the practice...Always will be a hoosier girl? Me too!
    Berry Sweet Teaching Treats

  5. I know it is a big job, but I wish my school district would let me paint my room. I cannot even bring in a bookshelf into my room unless it is ordered or made by the district. Very frustrating for me!

    Those word wall headers are very colorful! I am a follower so I will have to check them out when you post them.

    Tina Parker