Tuesday, May 6, 2014

It's OVER!

No, not my school year.
Although I do only have 7 1/2 more days...we dismiss on the 16th at 1:00!
Yes, I know, it is early and you are jealous.
We do a condensend calendar so we start late August and get out mid-May, but we have longer days than you...
The spring program is over.
The kids did a wonderful job last night performing Squirm!
I woke up with a smile on my face knowing it was over!
Then my sweet coworker decided there should be no music classes today! Instead she bought Popsicles for the kiddos and took them outside for an extended recess while I got a little break during our normal specials rotation.
I'm telling you...this teaching music (in addition to 2nd grade) would have been much worse if I didn't have such supportive coworkers. They helped me pull together the details of the program and were always willing to help out and rearrange schedules for rehearsal.
As for 2nd grade, we started our 10 day balloon countdown yesterday!
I can't believe we are this close to the end of the year.
Disclaimer: This is not my classroom. This picture is from Erin over at First with Franklin. Kristi and I took this idea and ran with it back when Erin first posted it. Check out her original blog post here. It includes a freebie of things to put in the balloons that I'm still using this year.
The kids were SOOOO excited. Yesterday was bubble gum day. I gave the kids a piece in the morning, after recess, and after lunch. Then today was ink pen day. Hubby did a great job picking up some cool ink pens the kids were excited to get and use. Tomorrow they will get to rearrange the room...that one always makes me a little nervous. Ha!
I'm using quite a few of Erin's ideas, but this year I'm going to have "Build a Fort and Read Day" and "Surprise!"
That surprise one is because I couldn't find any cheap-o sunglasses like I wanted, so now I'm on the hunt for something totally cool to give to my kiddos on the last day of school--which is Rodeo Day (western inspired field day). Ideas welcome! :-)


  1. Oh, Crystal... if you have ten days, I know we're not far behind (also a Kansas teacher). I've been trying not to let my brain count when I look over at the calendar. Yikes! So much to do! Enjoy your last days though. :)
    Mrs. Jones Teaches

  2. Congrats on conquering a music program. What an accomplishment on top of teaching a classroom of 2nd graders. Wow.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First


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