Friday, June 2, 2023
It’s here! It’s Friday and it’s our last work day! Students finished yesterday! I am linking up with Andrea and Erika to share some favorites. How was your week? I hope you also had many favorites. I feel happy, tired, and grateful. I had a really good year. The world of education is crazy and it seems to keep getting crazier, but I think it’s where I am meant to be. I will be doing a full reflection next week so I don’t want to go too deep today.
Some of my favorites included:
Boating on Monday with Heather and Eric:
We ate at Captain’s Quarters and 3 of us got the spinach salad with salmon.
We headed to “party cove” and it was pretty packed. The water is very cold. I dipped my toe in.
I wore my new Target sandals to run some morning errands. A summer white pedi is a favorite.
I loved this scene that you can barely see. I was driving by an oil change place and two guys were throwing a baseball in the grass to pass the time. I thought how wholesome and lovely it was to see them doing this instead of hunched over like The Hunchback of Notre Dame on their phones. I have had two students this year that want to toss my “reading ball” – I like to toss a ball to read aloud in class – at the end of the class when we are done for the period and I think it’s nice for them to do this and get a little energy out. I think maybe keeping some items in the car for waiting is a great idea! Some people keep folding chairs and a picnic blanket for impromptu summer fun.
I did not want to prep this week, but I ended up very glad that I put together three breakfasts.
I finally tried the Bare chicken patties from Costco and they are amazing. They taste and look like Chick Fil A and they are really good in the air fryer. If you don’t have one, try the convection feature on your actual oven. I made fries and turned these into faux Chick Fil A sandwiches but I added a slice of provolone on top.
I got my Pioneer Woman mag in the mail this week!
A former student came to visit Friday. This sweet girl was one of our Spanish superstars. She is studying elementary ed and English as a second language. I have actually known her since kindergarten as she was in the same school as my kids and in the same grade.
This week was our “Senior Walk”. It was a bit weird this year. It happened in a flash and the seniors were super casual. The tradition was that they dressed up for their senior breakfast and then walked the halls one last time. They give teachers and underclassmen flowers and cards and candy.
They were led by an assitant principal and our drum line:
My two juniors were handed down the spirit drum for all the football and basketball games:
A couple more wedding photos have trickled in:
The bride and groom:
The flower man who had multiple fanny packs of petals:
I guess it’s time to think about this!
I officially deleted my 4:45 alarm yesterday. Since today is a teacher day I could sleep in a bit more and we didn’t have to meet until 8:00.
And, the traditional last day foto is not just for the kids.
Ahhhh…..ending a school year feels like completing a really long race where you have things thrown at you constantly and they keep changing the length of the race and the route! Hey – I just came up with that!
Also, I think I met my goal of not repeating any dresses or outfits for the last 6 weeks of school or so!
So, what were your favorites this week?