I had a few students help me move all the desks to the wall. Their reward: cupcakes. There was lots of room for the "50's" to stand around and enjoy their friends.
Teachers trickled in after they said good bye to their students.
I put their dear faces up on my screen.
Wow, I'm so thankful for The Family Dollar and the $1 balloons they sell! What deal!
It was almost like sitting around in someone's living room. I like my classroom for that very reason - cozy!
Here they are: The Fifties! Each one is extra special. They represent service to our school's English language learners (precious co-teacher with me and kid-lover extraordinaire), sixth grade math students (my next door neighbor and praying friend), sixth graders ALL and their entire school experience, kids with behavior/emotional disorders, the library (I adore our librarian) and Janie in the purple is one of our counselors. She takes great interest in our students. So do you see why they just HAD to be celebrated?
And now on to my cowgirls! The man who boards his horses at Kelli's barn is very generous with his time and his horses. The girls have occasional opportunities to sit high on Maverick the Sweetie Pie Horse!
Miss Lizzy is crazy about iPhones and iPads and sometimes we indulge her. Saturday, she took a few selfies of her ponytail. She's a rascal!
I am happy as can be staying home this week. I made cookies yesterday and we'll have tacos tonight with Kelli's family. I'm even dragging this body downstairs to do 45 minutes of ZUMBA every day. Argh.
The birds are landing on the feeders, there is a fat dove who nests in the tree next door, and the GRASS IS TURNING GREEN! Yippee!
Thank you for stopping in, good neighbor.