Wow! When I say life has been busy, I mean it! It has also been fun! I spent a glorious but sticky, humid week in Florida. We do humid here in Virginia Beach, but it was even worse there! The fact that this was the view out of one of the windows in my villa made me happy*happy*happy!!
Any place with palm trees is a good place, indeed!
We didn't spend too much time at the parks in Orlando, but I love Animal Kingdom. Doesn't this guy remind you of Ivan from The One and Only Ivan? He was fascinating...
The only other thing I will share is this car.
So, let me get this straight. I can't get a thing to stick to the walls of my classroom, but this guy can affix all this to his car? I truly wanted to ask him....how? For some reason, our car never got close enough to ask???? What?
OK. Onto my made its. I have so many but will wait for my big reveal and just share a few. After much craziness, my room was painted. It took 5 hours and 4 gallons, but it looks amazing! I could not be happier! I have pics of the very beginning and will share the finished product when I put all the mess back together.
Do you know a family that just warms your heart? Mine consists of four of the most giving people on the planet. Ray is a firefighter and was a first responder to the jet crash into apartment buildings a few years back at which there were no fatalities. A true miracle. He has also left at a moment's notice to help during Hurricane Sandy and the earthquake in Haiti. Rebecca works for Catholic charities helping those less fortunate find help. Their two kiddos both volunteer at Equikids, which is a therapy program using horses. They gave up 5+ hours to help paint my classroom. It actually was fun!
Nice thumb....proof I was there! My sweet son also helped. The only payment they would take was beverage related.
We laughed so hard when these happy hour beers arrived!
I want to show my awesome Boggle board. I bought it from The Clutter-Free Classroom.
I also dyed some clothespins (all over Pinterest), printed out the cute chalkboard frames, laminated them, and hot glue gunned them to the clothespin. Then I glued two tacks to the back.
These are waiting outside my classroom for some awesome student work! I also laminated Christina Bainbridge's great back-to-school banner. Just noticed it could use a little repositioning :) The hall is done!!!
Have a great week! We have technology training tomorrow and head back for in-service next Monday. So not ready on so many levels....