May 28, 2011

Friday Fun

Yesterday was a very exciting day!

It was our last day of school. This was my sixth year of teaching first grade and every year is a special one. My kids made so much growth and were such a sweet bunch of students. I will miss them very much!

At 9:00 am, the parents came into our classroom to watch a slideshow I made of the all of the fun things we did this year. (This was my first time doing a slideshow and it turned out fantastic!) The kids were all crying, the parents were cheering, and I was bursting with pride. At 9:30 I handed out graduation certificates and class superlatives. (The students all voted on who they thought had the best behavior, best reader, etc.)

At 10:00 all of the first graders and their parents went to the cafeteria to sing some songs and recite some poems. It was a wonderful morning.

All but 5 of my kids were checked out early, so the rest of my kids (and the left over first graders from other classes) came into my room to watch a movie. After lunch and recess we ate some ice cream and had a dance party. This Monday was the school Talent Show. Two second graders sang and danced to Justin Beiber's "Baby Baby Baby" and our first graders were OBSESSED. They seriously act like these two girls are celebrities. So I asked the girls to come in and teach our girls the dance.. It was hilarious but they loved it. It was Friday, so at 1:10 the kids were dismissed and we got checked out of rooms and started summer vacay! Yahoo!

Last night my parents took us all out to dinner for my brother in law Shaun's birthday. We went to his favorite restaurant (Maggianos). It was sooooo good. I haven't been there since I was pregnant. It's a really nice Italian place...heavenly!
Nick, Reagan, and I

Shaun and Meg
Dad and Mom
Reagan is normally an insanely picky eater. But he dove right into this fancy mac and cheese! He kept asking for more!
Between the mac and the dessert he was on cloud 9!
Happy Birthday Shaun!

I just have to give a quick shout out to my wonderful parents. They had us 3 girls but have totally taken our husbands in as their own children. They call our boys often, celebrate their birthdays, give them thoughtful gifts and truely consider them sons. I know that every family is different but my family is very close. It makes my heart super happy to my family together.


Jamie said...

Your last day at school sounds like so much fun!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

I have 5 more days with my KinderGators and then teacher checkout day! Ohhhhhh, I am so excited for summer! The KinderGators are ready to be big first graders, such a smart group!

Mrs. Kindergarten

Raven said...

yaaaah for last days of school!!! even the teachers get to celebrate. woohoo!!!!

Classically Fabulous said...

What a fun last day of school! I still have two and a half more weeks. Enjoy the start of your summer!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the perfect end to your year!! I love that they think those 2nd graders were like celebrities, too cute :)

Your parents are so sweet! How thoughtful of them to be so generous and loving...

Hope you're enjoying your summer vacay!!!