Friday, May 24, 2013

High-Five For Friday!

By the time this posts airs I will most certainly be on summer vacation!
For those of you who aren't getting out for awhile, I promise, we are envious of your after-labor-day start schedules! It feels so weird to head back in August when it feels like there's still SO much summer left to enjoy!
But for those of you who have just begun your summer vacation, I send you virtual high-fives! 
Strike that, I'm sending EVERYONE high-fives! It's Friday!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for the Five for Friday link up. I love going through my photos & recapping my never-boring weeks. I can't wait to see what adventures lie ahead for me this summer :) I foresee lots of pool time, getting on a fitness schedule, and READING FOR FUN! That last one is something I never seemed to find time to do while I was working on my masters. I have a few books on my Kindle I can't wait to read. Does anyone have any recommendations for great books?'s my Five for Friday!

Packing, schmacking.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad FOR the process, just CRABBY about actually having to do it. 
HOPING I'll remember where I put everything. 
VOWING that I'll be more organized next year.
Tell me I'm not alone here! 

While we were packing I tried my hardest to let the kids help. They were so eager & oddly (not so oddly), they had the energy of little Oompa-Loompas. As a few kids helped me clear a bookshelf a boy turned a book over, showed me this photo, and asked: "Is this Jesus?"
Don't laugh, Alisha (I told myself).
"No honey, it's Shel Silverstein"

We had field day this week, too! We all loaded up the buses and headed to the city park. 
We rotated through stations like kickball, obstacle course, bubbles & water games, and we even had a picnic in the pavilion with hot dogs on the grill! So much fun!
These kiddos had found an earthworm. After yelling at everyone in a 5 foot radius to stay away from it (haha) they yanked out a bunch of grass and made it a "home". 
I'm going to miss those little animal-lovers!

I also hosted my first linky! I'm hoping that it will be a fun mid-week celebration of the wild, wacky, and wonderful-ness that is US!

Finally, our school hosted it's annual OSCAR awards ceremony. It was fantastic! We began the tradition after our school reached a milestone "rating" from the state. We want to stress to our students that "Our School Cares About Results". Each time we host it gets better and better. We had special reason to celebrate this year because we were 1 of about 90 schools in our state designated as an "High Progress School of Honor" for our continuous improvement. 

We try to go all-out in our formal wear (you know, gowns, tuxedo t-shirts), we have a spotlight, oscar-y music..the whole 9 yards! The kids even get golden statue awards. This ceremony was especially cool because we honored all of the community members who do so much for our school. Various churches & organizations put lots of time into our school to help our students and staff. It's really wonderful! 

This was the kind of week that was CRAZY-busy, but worth all the mayhem.
I'll be glad to kick back & relax this weekend!


  1. Hi Alisha,

    The Oscar Awards look like so much fun. What a great way to celebrate students' accomplishments.

    Also, your linky looks like so much fun. I really wanted to join in this week, but did not get the chance. Sorry about that. I will definitely try to join in next week.

    Happy summer! Hope you enjoy your break!

    Compassionate Teacher

    1. Hi Becky! The Oscars are so much fun! I hope you can link up this week!

  2. Yay to being done! We totally start in August and end middle of June!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten

    1. Hi Kimberly Ann! Wow! Do you have extra-long breaks?

  3. Found your blog through the linky! I love the oscar awards, they look so much fun. I am your newest follower.
    First Grade A to Z

    1. Hi Cindy,
      Thanks for following! The Oscars were so fun! The kids just light up when they go up to get their awards!

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