Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hostess with the Mostest?!

Volunteer Appreciation goody bag
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Hello Everyone!

I am still not very good at this whole Blogging thing but Liz told me I had to tell about my 50's Volunteer event which was this past Friday. Our teachers put on a Volunteer Breakfast for all of our WONDERFUL volunteers! And part of my job as a part-time Administrative Assistant is to organize and decorate the event...from food, and songs to decorations and gifts the theme this year was The 50's! In past years we've had a Western Dude Ranch, The Disney Gang and  Pirates! Well, from the teachers singing "to know, know, know them is to love, love, love them" and  the Lollipop song it was a hit! I'll try to post the songs in the next couple of days so you can see them! Until then I'll leave you with a few photos....

I LOVE Apple!!

Just had to tell you my latest Blessing... This past week while making my K4 end of the year albums I discovered I lost my MAC chord.... I know hard to believe... Can't imagine between school, home, and the ten thousand bags I carry in and out if school it got misplaced!!! ( just want to mention I loose my keys almost daily!) Well to my husbands total frustration I head to the Apple Store to see how much a new chord would be... $79.00 !!! Being on a teachers salary I decided to do some more looking... While in the mall my little one asked if we could go back and play on the I-pads ... I said sure thinking maybe I could get a cheap adaptor or "thing-a majiggy" to somehow get around paying the $79.00!!
Well, I walk in and began telling the blue-shirted MAC guy what a complete knuckle head I am when he says "Can you hold on a minute?"  I said sure...he walks away and then comes back... With a big smile on his face.. He pulls a new chord off the shelves puts it into a bag and says,"On behalf of the Apple Store we would like to give you this" ...my hubby had just walked up and we were both standing there with our mouths open in complete disbelief. Then he said "you have been such a sweet customer and non- demanding and we just wanted to thank you!"
Moral of the story:
Sometimes the squeaky wheel doesn't always get the oil.... Stay sweet and pass it on...

Bitter Sweet

Just wondering?.... I know as teachers we have all  worked hard and poured our hearts and souls into these little ones. And I know we all long for Summer and a time to Relax and rejuvenate for the coming year. However, this is my second year teaching in a VPK  program and I'll loose well over half of my class to other schools ... This absolutely breaks my heart... The thought of never seeing them again is just so hard... In years past I've taught other grades and maybe I would loose one or two students from grade to grade... In fact, this years Senior class I taught in Kindergarten and a huge number of them have stayed! I know we see this as a ministry and we have one year to pour into these little ones their ABC's, 123's, the love of Jesus, and as many wonderful moments as possible... But on June 5th they will walk out my door and some I may never know if they are Doctors, teachers or Pastors...I may never see their sweet faces again...
Does anyone else struggle with this? Would love to hear from you... A teacher ready for Summer but sad to see the school year end...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mom's Day Tea

This week we had our Mother's Day Tea.  We showed you last year's pictures, but wanted to share some thoughts and photos from this year.  We begin by having the children

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day

If you would like to learn how to do our plate craft check out our presentation here!