Saturday, December 15, 2012

Counting down the days...

I need a break. I'm just putting it out there.
A change of pace, a new scenery. I feel so burned out. At the same time though, all these things happening these days make me grateful for what I have and who I have in my life. I know I keep saying that, but I almost want to remind myself that things could be so much worse and it makes me look forward to what is ahead. Things can change in an instant, whether it's good or bad.

So I am counting down the days until my winter break.

On Friday, my class made gingerbread houses with their reading buddies! I have the best reading buddy teacher EVER. Thanks Happy! And it's no surprise she is our school's STAR teacher nominee!

Finished Gingerbread houses! Aren't they cute?!

You need graham crackers and some candy...

Milk cartons...

One of my favorite houses. I love the lawn.

And here they are!

Our cart full of houses!

The kids of course had a blast and I am so glad I wasn't in charge of sending these home (we had early release that day for our grade level). Thanks Daniel!

Can I brag a little?

Happy started this random acts of kindness crew for her class to pay for lunch for kids who can't and asked her kids to donate money.

She also made a huge Grinch outside her door and if you see a kind act, you write it down on a heart and give it to the Grinch, so he will have compassion!

I love it!

What a great idea!

I love working at my school. There are so many great teachers there that inspire me. I hope I can be that kind of teacher someday.

Okay, four more days!

1 comment:

  1. Those gingerbread houses are fantastic. Your kids must have been so excited! Love the Grinch too - Happy really is so incredibly creative and thoughtful!