I know I'm WAY behind the times... but since I've been absent from the blogging world for 5 months I have to indulge a bit. Over spring break I got to join my parents and 5 younger siblings on a cruise to the Caribbean. We spent the first few days in Florida before departing and enjoyed a day at Disney World's Animal Kingdom. We also visited the LDS temple on Sunday.
My poor husband had to stay home to finish his final semester of graduate school :( and luckily the pregnancy symptoms weren't too bad the week of the cruise.
A cute neighbor of ours asked me to 'play Rapunzel' for her 6 year old daughter's birthday and even made the costume for me so here I am in all my Tangled glory.
As the final weeks of school wound down I found myself feeling increasingly sad about the year ending. I'm changing schools this fall and going to be teaching 3rd grade part-time. Each passing day was a reminder that I had one less day to spend with my favorite little first-grade kiddos. I will sure miss them. Just like last year, we celebrated the countdown with a Balloon Popping Bonanza. Each day I let one student pop a balloon, and inside there was a note containing a fun activity for us to do. Some of them included: picnic lunch, recess with teacher, water games outside, read-a-thon, painting day, sculpting day, and bubble gum day. The last was definitely one of the favorites. We did this fun writing activity and craft to go along with our bubble-gum-chewing-fun. (I originally saw the idea on the Teacher Wife's blog, but I know she borrowed it from someone else).