Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A little bit of everything....

Tomorrow is the last day of school with students.  Friday is a teacher workday and then summer, here I come.  I have to admit that having summers off is a really good perk to the teaching profession.  With all the recent stuff happening in education, it is often hard to see some of the perks that the profession has to offer. 

A couple years ago, a friend and I were talking about building community among students and their families and we brainstormed the idea of a potluck breakfast.  So I made up a movie of all the pictures I had taken throughout the year and made a movie.  It took me forever because I didn't have a clue what I was doing, I didnt' know which songs to use, and Windows Movie Maker (when I finally discovered it) wasn't that user friendly.  I burned the movie onto 30 DVDs and invited all the parents to come.  It was fabulous...very touching and I then realized that this was a tradition that had to be continued.   So this year for the third time, we are going to do our breakfast.  I used the new MacBook to make the movie and it was a snap.  I made the movie, burned it onto 21 DVDs in less than 5 hours.  The kids liked it when they watched it last week.  Each student gets a copy of the DVD (they don't know until they get it tomorrow that they each get a copy).   It is a great time:)

The weather here has been crazy!  103 for two days and today was about 100 with 30-50 mph winds.  I started to worry about the dogs being in their kennel with the high heat so I broke down and let them stay in the house today.  They have a dog door so they could go outside if they wanted.  I picked up and moved most things that I thought Ms. Ruby might decide to snack on, crossed my fingers and went to work.  When I got home the only thing out of place was a rock that had been brought inside.  It didn't even look like Ruby had gone on the couch.  I was so excited.  We will try it again tomorrow.  

More stamping to come soon, I have all next week off and some new stamps coming this week!  

1 comment:

Jane said...

New stamps eh??? Then we definately have to get together! :-) Give me a call and we'll work on the details.

Congrats on surviving another year at RR.