HELLO, WINTER BREAK!!!!!!
I feel like I could just stop right there and say THE END and go sit on the couch and watch movies for the rest of the day.
BECAUSE I CAN.
But first, I’ll show you how my week was since I know you’re sitting on the edge of your seats wondering. As you do every week.
Here are a couple of samples from our No Prep Easy As Pie Anyone Can Do It Makeshift Reindeer Art Project.
My kids loved this art project and they all turned out differently. We listened to Christmas music and had a wonderful time. Only one student needed to start over.
His hill was GINORMOUS and when he cut it out, he kept saying he didn’t understand how the head of his reindeer was so big.
I did not laugh.
We earned our Hot Chocolate party on Wednesday. Or, maybe, truthfully, we didn’t actually earn it so much as I made up ridiculous reasons so that I could add letters in order to have the party so that I could take pictures of us in our pajamas drinking hot chocolate because it will look adorable on our end of the year slideshow.
Whatever works. Shoulder shrug.
We had powdered donuts, hot chocolate, marshmallows, watched a reading of the Polar Express, and did “fun” work all day.
My kids “warmed” their hands up by the fire which cracked me up. I loved it.
On Thursday, as I greeted my kids, one of my girls said, “I wish it was yesterday!”
I replied, “I wish it was tomorrow!”
I highly believe in truth and honesty.
Laurie and me
Can’t teach without her!
Our school had a big fundraiser at Barnes and Noble that lasted all week with a portion of all purchases going to our school. I know! On one special night, all of the teachers signed up to do various activities . . . from cupcake decorating, craft making, gift wrapping, etc. to reading books out loud.
Since reading books out loud to kids is pretty much one of my most favorite things to do, I signed my partner, Laurie, and I up for that.
We read Gerald and Piggie books. She was Gerald and I was Piggie.
We might have been louder than anyone else.
Go big or go home is what I always say.
On Thursday night, I went to my mom’s to decorate Christmas cookies with my sister, brother, and niece.
My mom made about a hundred cookies. That is not an exaggeration.
I said, “How many dozen did you make?” when I saw the millions of cookies in front of my eyes.
And she said, “However many dozen make about a hundred.”
(We are math geniuses in my family.)
That called for wine, as you can see.
In the time that it took Lisa, Ashley, and me to decorate 97, my brother decorated three. He takes his time and goes all out. And he takes breaks.
I started off with Adorable, Creative, Could Be In A Famous Bakery cookies . . . and ended with Slap Dash Sprinkle Sprinkle Is This Ever Going To End Kill Me Now cookies.
We laughed a lot, though. And we made memories. And that’s all that matters.
(We missed Kerry!)
I am *finally* going to go see this!!!
Good grief, took me long enough!
I can’t wait. Steve and I are going later today.
I’m going to eat popcorn and candy and be a big ole slob.
It’s a dream come true, people!
How was your week?
I wanted to thank you for the reindeer art project. I turned it into Max the dog for Grinch day. They turned out cute. I had three different classes, you could tell which one has taught her children, have no fear it will turn out. I didn't have to help anyone in my class. The other two classes spent their time saying 'likethis? I like the no fear approach.?
Jen R says
I had plans to go see that movie on thanksgiving (my friend and I have a standing movie date on thanksgiving bc our husbands usually work the holidays)…but then I went and had C early, so I won't be seeing it until it's out on DVD…booo! lol
I'm looking forward to seeing The Mockingjay, but will probably wait until we can stream it to our TV. We aren't really theater people. We are, however, movie people. We plan to watch Elf, A Christmas Carol, Rudolph, and A Charlie Brown Christmas in the next few days! Merry Christmas!
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