Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Salon - Scenes from a Week!

Wow, It's been a BUSY week around this casa.
Outside my window... bright blue and sunny. I enjoy the peace of a Sunday chaos, no clammering, just still and quiet. 

I am listening to.... the thrum of the old desk top computer, the ticking of the office clock and the whir of the fan. Isn't it interesting how 'quiet' still has a distinct sound?!?!

Favorite things from this week....well that's easy!  I'll let some photos do the talking...

We finished Fablehaven in our class. These aren't all the vocabulary words we selected but it's gives an idea. The kiddos LOVED it. I am astounded at how much we learned, the non-fiction extensions we were able to do and how the learning just sky-rocketed! A.W.E.S.O.M.E. 
We started our Saturday morning with a bagpipe processional and flames.... Yep, it's a traditional ASU Graduation.( I had never been to a graduation where they sell nachos.) It really was totally and amazingly awesome.
They did it...father and son!! I'm so proud of you, Q. What a way to celebrate a birthday AND graduation -  - - - - - - - - He graduated Cum Laude!
Look, Dad, I'm a graduate too! (He's practicing already!! - LOVE it!)
Reading didn't happen to often this week, but when it did, this kitty-boy was my reading companion. He especially enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars because I sat the longest!!!

These doodle-bugs are so much fun together. I L.O.V.E. them.

I am thinking ....about wasted moments versus just sitting and thinking, about impulsivity versus spontaneity, about a long list of things I'm avoiding and how I will regret it later!! Did you know I found out yesterday that there are only 14 days left of school!!!!!! No way?!?! How can I, the teacher, NOT know that?!?! I guess I have been caught up in some deep thinking.

I am grateful that supports each other, meeting new friends, connecting with old ones, books that make you think, time to wander and mull, a daughter who asked for help with a huge project, a much needed day off, the chance to teach the same grade again - wahoo, book groups and Rich! He was my field trip helper for my class this week, he helps me at every turn and tries to make my life so much easier. He's amazing. I am one lucky bug!

I am reading .... Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichel for book group this week. I finished Poison Flower and The Fault in Our Stars - how I love to get wrapped up in a story!!  The library had a bunch of my requests come in this week so I have lots waiting in the wings as well....11/22/63, Viral, Where Lilacs Still Bloom, What Alice Forgot, Magical Mischief, Left for Dead, The Innocent, Breadcrumbs, The Reading Promise, Island of the Aunts, The Star of Kazan, and The Silent Governess - whoa, Nelly. I guess it's a good thing that there's only 14 more days left of school. I've got a lot waiting here for me. Isn't it cool?!?!

I am listing ...A day's agenda. Checking off items I've actually done. Supplies for next year. Money I spent this celebratory weekend....

I am creating .... dessert for a church meal today, desserts for a friend's retirement party this week, and outfits from thrift store finds. Who says I have to be crafty?!?

Plans for the week .... Writing assessments and grades, DIBELs testing - you can do it 4th graders!, Geocaching class for teaching Math, dinner guests, dutch oven cooking, staff meeting and book group, retirement party, another wedding (#2 of 4 for this month), Mother's Day wishes for my mom and MIL, cleaning the class and maybe the chance to sneak in some time to watch a movie with real popcorn!!

Oh be still my heart...I still have a whole day left. Yippee. Here's hoping your day is filled with plenty of time to do what you want!!!


Suey said...

Awesome graduation pictures! What cuties! Congrats to all!

You life sounds so full of... life!

Jenners said...

Sounds like a fabulous week! The graduation photos are priceless!!!