Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Wedding

This post is about what we have been doing the last week...preparing for a wedding!

The Shoes

Flower girl dress and shoes

The Trellis

(My husband is awesome!)

The morning of the wedding, my hubby cut some wildflowers to place on the top. It turned out perfect.

Decorating for the reception

The Food
My daughter made the cake and it was delicious!
The cake recipe is from Cake Boss, with buttercream frosting and raspberry filling....yummmm!

The Grill Master

The Music
My girl didn't want the traditional wedding march, a friend of hers suggested Lindsey Stirling's music, it is so beautiful, words cannot describe it. It was perfect for an outdoor wedding.

After all the anxiety, and so many last minute things to do, the wedding was lovely.

and they will live happily ever after!

Only 9 days until we are due back to school! I am NOT ready!

Later Gator!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Five for Friday....July 18, 2014...Zoo theme Week

Annnnnnnd.....another week has flown by! ESY is officially completed.

There is one week until my daughter's wedding...

There are 2 and a half weeks (eek) until we officially return to school.

Who knows when we will close on our house, it's a mystery at this moment.

However! today it is time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching, that is absolute and there is NO WAITING.

This week we had a Zoo theme.


Our read aloud books for the week....

We began with "Wild thing" puppets made from paper bags and a variety of items.
The students never disappoint in being creative!

We made a giraffe and Zebra using toilet paper tubes and free templates from Huggies.

On the last day of school, we wrote our final message. At the beginning of summer school 5 weeks ago I wrote the messages from myself to the class. Gradually, the students volunteered statements to the message until on the last week they dictated the entire message. They did well. : )
Here's the last message...

That's it for this week!



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Five for Friday....July 11, 2014.. Hermit the Crab

Happy Week-end! Linking with Doodle Bugs Teaching......

The weather was edgy all week, lots of rain but we managed to have recess every day! 

Sometimes I still can't believe that we live in this amazing place, I think to myself "I'm going to wake up and be in my bed in Oklahoma". I have mixed feelings about that, because if I lived there I could easily drive over to my Dad's or sister's houses!

We are in the house buying process, we were pre-qualified for a loan, BUT now that we are closing in on a house, there are more questions. I did a foolish thing also, I purchased an item on payments and now I need to explain it! I'm wishing someone had told me not to buy anything  until all of this was finished! I am feeling dumb......


Sea life was the continued theme this week. We read A House for Hermit  Crab by Eric Carle.

The crab art project really turned out cute! The most difficult part for the students was folding the strips.


My daughter is getting married soon and the supplies are coming in.....

We are so excited!


Here's our awesome bulletin board!

Next week is our last week of ESY (Extended School Year). Our final theme is "camping at the zoo". I have found some good stuff from the measured mom blog and huggies.com to get us through the week.



Saturday, July 5, 2014

Rainbow Fish Story and Art Project

Another week has come and gone, it is time to link with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

I would like to thank Doodle Bugs for this opportunity to share my thoughts with more fellow teachers.

This week we are camping by the sea. We read the book, Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.

Even though most of the students have heard this book before, they were excited to hear it again.

Next, I presented the accompanying art project.....

Having visuals to represent the steps of the project is very helpful, some children don't enjoy art projects and it gives them an idea when it will be finished. However, EVERYONE loves the glitter part of the project !

Students color the head, fins and tail of the fish.
They glue on the multi color scales (construction paper) and one silver foil scale.

Last, the fun part!
Of course I didn't get pictures of it. I used some cardboard trays (recycled from our lunch program) to contain the glitter. I  had two kids at a time...there is no need to tempt fate!
They put glue on the tail and fins of the fish, and sprinkled on the glitter.

I love how creative kids are, their fish are very unique!

Our bulletin board isn't complete yet, there were a few absent on Thursday. 

Happy 4th of July!