Monday, December 26, 2011

Project 365 ~ 2 Weeks Worth

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 345/365
Sunday December 11, 2011

Ryan snapped this pic of me and cousin Kristy as we headed to the was time for her to head back to CO. We had lots of fun hanging out for the last 4 days though!

Monday December 12, 2011

This week was Secret Santa week at school. Today I received this cute snowman mug filled with hot coco & candy canes!


Tuesday December 13, 2011
In Sc. Studies we studied Holidays Around the World...each kinder teacher choose a tradition from a different country; I taught the Legend of the Poinsettia from Mexico. We read the story, talked about the tradition and made our own thing...I actually got to talk/teach about the birth of Jesus! The kinder students also learned about traditions from Greece, Germany, Italy and Australia.

Wednesday December 14, 2011
Colin Boy lost another tooth. Sad thing though...the tooth fairy didn't come the night he lost it...sad but true...but the trooper that Colin is waited it out until she finally showed up. And since she was late, he earned an extra $1!!

Thursday December 15, 2011 Thursday afternoon we had a special all school assembly outside on our basketball a school we raised so much money & did so awesome on both of the fall fundraisers that we earned this totally awesome BMX bike show.

There were 2 riders who did tricks and stunts for about 45 minutes wowing the kids (& teachers!) tricks...doing a front flip and jumping over our principal!

Friday December 16, 2011 In Germany (of our Holidays Around the World) the students learned about the Christmas Tree...they were able to decorate their own tree and then 'snow' paint it using an actual bough of a Christmas Tree...I must say that this was one of my fav projects of the season; I just loved how they turned out!


Saturday December 17, 2011
Saturday night I scored FREE tickets from the Epilepsy Foundation of AZ to the Coyotes hockey game against the NY Rangers. Since Ryan doesn't like heights and these were upper level tickets, Kennedy came with us. We did lots of cheering for the 'Yotes!

Sad to say that they lost with .01 seconds on the clock...bummer!

Sunday ~ 352/365
Sunday December 18, 2011 Sunday was baking day!! My mom, Kennedy, the boys & I spent all day baking tons of cookies, making peppermint bark, peppermint thin mints, dipping marshmallows and pretzels....lots of fun for sure!

Monday December 19, 2011

Monday night I finished up the finishing touches of my students' presents for their parents. They made snowflake ornaments with their pictures on them. They glittered them too. I was putting the hangers on them with my hot glue gun! They turned out so pretty!


Tuesday December 20, 2011 Tuesday was my class Holiday Celebration and gingerbread decorating day! We had lots of fun getting messy! I also received some gifts...this clock was a gift from 4 families...isn't it amazing?! In the 15 years or so I have been teaching this is the first time I have received something so touching...I love it!

The kids' finished houses ready to be sent home!

Wednesday December 21, 2011

Wednesday was donate a $1 and wear a holiday here is me in my holiday hat!

Thursday December 22, 2011

Last day of school for the calendar year 2011...YaY! Brendan also designed, built & decorated a gingerbread house in his class! I think he did a great job!

Later that night was the annual cookie exchange I always attend...SO.MUCH.FUN. 20 ladies talking laughing and's gotta be a good time! I came home with about 9 dozen yummy kinds of cookies! (not like I need anymore cookies or anything...but oh my yumminess!)

Friday December 23, 2011

A new indoor trampoline place opens up by our house next week...we were fortunate enough to be invited to the friends and family pre-opening event. The boys were able to jump for about 2 hrs for free...they had such a blast! This place is way cool...a huge jump space, 2 dodge ball courts, a basketball court, and a foam pit! Next time I'm jumping!!


Saturday December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve at Grandma & Grandpa's house. Our tradition of pizza dinner and gifts from out of state aunts & uncles! Thanks Aunt Judy & Uncle Frank and Aunt Mary Ann & Uncle Bruce.

Afterwards we came home to get ready for some of Ryan's students to come and hang out! And since Morgan helped Ryan pick out my gifts they wanted me to open at least one while she was there! I opened a new COACH purse...OH.MY.GOODNESS....I {heart} it!!

And keeping with tradition with opening presents from out of state family, the boys were able to open their gifts from Gramma & Papa, and Aunt Jenni & Uncle Brett.; here they are enjoying their gifts...Brendan got Skylanders for the Wii and Colin got City Legos Space Station from Gramma & Papa and movie tickets from Brett & Jenni...Thanks everyone!

Before leaving it was time to snap a pic of Ryan and his girls, Morgan & Brooklyn...but Brendan wanted in on that as well!!

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kimert said...

Love the pics!! Girl, you have gotten soooo skinny! Great work.
BMX- my lil cousin does that crazy stuff!
HOpe you had a MErry Christmas!

He & Me + 3 said...

Loving the bike pictures. How cool that your cousin came to visit. You both look great. Yeah for coach. Both girls got coach purses from my mom this Christmas too. They love them. Yum to all those goodies in the pictures. How fun to win free tickets. Good times! Hope you have a great rest of your break. When do you head back?

The Bug said...

Oh that clock is really great - such a special gift!

Love the pic of you in the santa hat - I must say you ARE looking extra skinny :)