Sunday, June 16, 2013

End of the Year & A Fun Weekend

Hi Friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I know I sure did.  The kiddos finished up school on Thursday…..Tear.  I don’t think I have ever seen so many of my students cry on the last day of school.  They were so sad about leaving second grade.  It was so sweet.  It almost made me cry.  Here’s are a few highlights of our last week together.
We finished our final days of Balloon Popping activities.  We looked forward to the activities inside the balloons each day.  Here’s a list:
8 days left- 10 extra minutes of recess
7 days left-sidewalk chalk and bubbles
6 days left-spelling bee and lollipops
5 days left-Field Day
4 days left-Make dirt pudding
3 days left-Outside reading buddies
2 days left-Picnic
1 day left-Popcorn and a movie
My teaching partner and I always tie-dye shirts at the end of year so that we can wear them to the final awards assembly and as a keepsake for the students.  This year we decided to go with the color yellow.  We are lucky enough to have a washer and dryer at our school, so the process was rather easy.  Have you ever did tie-dye in the washer?  So simple.  Here’s how they came out.
Since I had a sports theme in my classroom this school year, I used bubble paint to put the student’s name and number.  Love!
I also do a slide show presentation with music at the end of each year.  I show a picture of each child at the beginning of the year and a picture from the end of the year.  They get to see how different they look.  I also post who their third grade teacher will be….So exciting!
Friday was clean up day for me.  I spent most of the day completing paperwork,  organizing, and taking down my wall décor. I was so exhausted when I came home that I CRASHED. 
My hubby and I celebrated our eleventh anniversary yesterday.  How wonderful it is to be married to such an amazing man!  We spent the entire day together shopping and topped it off with lunch at The Cheesecake Factory!  Snickers Cheesecake is DELISH!
Can you believe that we were so full from lunch that we didn’t even finish the piece that we shared?  
Father’s Day was great!   The boys and I showered our favorite guy with so much love.  The boys were even on their best behavior at lunch. :)  I love these two sillies!
Well, I’m off to write my summer to do list and the first word I’m writing down is “relax.” Have a great week!

Mrs. Holland


  1. Your boys are adorable! That cheesecake looks so yummy too! Have a great summer!

    1. Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are enjoying your summer!

  2. Precious! :) Who wouldn't love those cute smiles. :)
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  3. Happy anniversary! That dessert looks yummy! Hope your day was great!


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    1. Thanks so much, Karen! The cheesecake was DELISH!:)

  4. What a cute blog! I love the colors and your characters. I am originally from Ohio, but live in Texas now. I love your balloon popping idea! I bet the students were super-excited every day to see what the pop would bring!
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    1. Hey Diane! Thanks so much for stopping by our blog. Balloon pop was definitely a hit! I plan to do it again next school year. Super fun!!! :)