Friday, May 27, 2011

School's Out! School's Out!!

As a kid, nothing was better than shouting, "School's Out! School's Out!  Teacher let the Fool's Out!" on the last day of school.

Let me tell you, as a teacher, there is still nothing better . . . only this time the fools' getting out ARE the teachers!

There is just something special about those last few days of school.  The lessons are pretty much done for the year.  Everyone is relaxed and looking forward to long summer days in the sun.  Kids are looking forward to a break from their teachers.  And let's face it, the teachers are looking forward to a break from the kids.

There has been a lot of bad press out there lately about teachers (especially if you live in my GREAT state).  And yes, sometimes the school system and teachers are in the wrong.  But sometimes we're in the right too.  And I can honestly say that I have never worked with a teacher who didn't care about her children or who didn't try their hardest to help a child learn.  Not all of them were warm, fuzzy, loving teachers.  Not all of them were unique or original in their teaching.  But all of them do their best to help each child succeed.

And at the end of the school year, as we're enjoying those long, hot days in the sun (or the long, rainy, chilly days in grey clouds if you're in my neck of the woods lately), we can look back with pride over how well our students achieved this year.  And smile.  And start thinking about next year . . . well, maybe in a day or two!

(Mr. CrazyLife and the munchkins still have about 10 days of school left though . . . so I'll enjoy those 10 days before totally allowing myself to get on to summer mode, I guess!)

Happy Summer Vacation!!!!

(and wait till you see what we have planned for this year . . . TONS of magical fun ahead . . . just wait for the OWL post and see!)
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Meal Plan Monday 5-23-11

Meal Plans for the Week of 5-23-11

Lunch - brown bag school lunches
Dinner - Pork steaks w/honey and mustard sauce w/rice and broccoli

Lunch - brown bag school lunches
Dinner - Homemade Mac n' cheese with polish sausage/hot dogs and green beans

Lunch - brown bag school lunches
Dinner - Pioneer Woman's BBQ Meatballs w/rmashed potatoes and veggie

Lunch - brown bag school lunches
Dinner - BLT sandwiches w/chips and baked beans, potato salad

Lunch - brown bag school lunches
Dinner - Do-again's (leftovers)

Lunch - PBJ sandwiches w/cut veggies and yogurt
Dinner - Pioneer Woman's Beef with Snow Peas w/veggie and bread

Lunch - Do-again's or sandwiches
Dinner - Speghetti w/red and white sauces, garlic bread and corn

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy May!!!

Sorry I've been missing in action the past few weeks.  It's been totally crazy around the CrazyLife house and it doesn't look to be getting better anytime soon.  It's the end of the school year and well, crazy.  I'll be back in action soon . . . .
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