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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Monday, we got out of school at 11:30 because of the Solar Eclipse Kevin's mom had a Solar Eclipse pool party for the kids, so we all went over there to watch it. I will say it was pretty cool and amazing to watch is suddenly get dark and then light again.

These pics do make me laugh. :0)

And then the lights went out...

It was actually dark when I took this picture. It doesn't show up at all, but it looked like a diamond sparkling in the sky.

My dad took this picture of the reflection from the eclipse.

Here's a few pics from NASA

Saturday, August 19, 2017

First Day of First Grade

Thursday, August 17th, Madalyn started school.  She told me she had an awesome day and her teacher was so nice. She has enjoyed her first two days of school, I hope it continues. (Madalyn has also lost two more teeth this past week, both on the bottom. This puts her total teeth lost up to 6!)

My big First Grader 

I feel like I just took the picture of her on her first day of kindergarten. Madalyn's new school's mascot is the Cool Colts. So I had a special shirt made for her she wanted to wear it on the first day. And she had PE on the first day, so we couldn't dress too fancy. :0)

So, I had my first day in kindergarten Thursday.....the other teachers that I work with have all been so nice and helpful. They all came to welcome me and give me this goodie basket from the hall. 

A group pic of the kindergarten teachers...one was absent the day of this picture is why there's a drawing of her instead.

Hopefully and prayerfully Madalyn and I both have a great year!

A new school, a new year

So, after nine years of being at the same school, I have changed schools, changed grades, etc. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, and Computer Lab, now I am teaching Kindergarten, K5. Madalyn also changed schools with me. I was the eighth kindergarten teacher added at this school, so my room was left with not much of anything at all. It's been a lot of work to get it ready for the new school year and I am still adding a few final touches, but its' ready because we started school on the 17th.

My BEFORE pics of my new classroom

My AFTER pics of my classroom and hallway display

My theme for my room is Camping/Woodland Friends

Last Days of Summer Vacation

We had a few days left of summer vacation...enjoyed our time at home and took a trip to Build-A-Bear.

My little sleeping beauty

A new hair cut for a new school year...my First Grader to be!

A Trip to Build-A-Bear

Madalyn was given a Build-A-Bear gift card for her birthday back in March and we had not used it yet. Madalyn went to Build-A-Bear when she was 3, but she doesn't remember it. So this was a fun trip for her.

Madalyn picked out a gray horse of course! ;0)

Then it was Alexis' s turn and she picked out a pink princess bear, no surprise there!

Giving their new animals a bath.

Then we went to lunch with a special rather large chocolate chip cookie.

We did a little shopping. Madalyn found some unicorn ears. 

Going home with our new friends!

Madalyn named her horse Sprinkles.

Alexis made a Cinderella Bear.

What a fun day!