Sunday, May 1, 2011

So much to say....So much has changed!

Well let's start by saying I have had some of the most stressful weeks of my life, hence why I haven't posted in some time. Let's start off with sharing an activity my class did to celebrate Spring Break and Easter. At home I had prepared cupcakes and didn't decorate them because this would be our spring break activity. I got the idea to make bunnies....when I told my kids what we would be doing they freaked out! We had been gone in the library and when we came back my wonderful mommy helpers had prepped everything, we had bunnies all over. To transform the cupcakes into bunnies we used white frosting, pink jelly bellies, mini chocolate chips, black licorice (which they all took off) and marshmallows that were cut in half and dipped in pink sprinkles. Take a look at how yummy our Spring Break treat turned out.
Now to fill all my blogging friends in on the other happenings of my life. After a wonderful Spring Break party with my kids I was off to Seattle to visit my husbands family. A couple weeks before our trip our district had informed 7 of us teachers that there will only be 2 positions available for us next year (this was my stress). So...back to Seattle, I was getting to the airport when I got a call saying that I would have an interview for the position the day after I got back from Spring Break (so all I could think about while on break was if I would have my job next year). Well this past week I had my interview and I have been called back.....My First Year in First Grade in almost over and I will be starting.....My First Year in Sixth Grade! What a change? I am so sad to be leaving the 1st grade but I can not wait to work with 6th grade!!! So...If any of you know any great 6th grade blogs please let me know! I will also be starting a new blog this summer focused on 6th grade.

Thanks to all my Kinder, 1st and 2nd grade followers! I have loved being in first and I will still be following all of you because I am always amazed by your creativity and passion for teaching. Also, if any of you have been in the upper grades before please..please...please...share your wisdom!

Keep following because I will be posting some butterfly projects and the closing project of our Inventors and Inventions Unit!