Schooooool’s Out FOREVER!

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no more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks

Well we got no choice
All the girls and boys
Makin’ all that noise
‘Cause they found new toys
Well we can’t salute ya
Can’t find a flag
If that don’t suit ya
That’s a drag

School’s out for summer
School’s out forever
School’s been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks

Well we got no class
And we got no principles
And we got no innocence
We can’t even think of a word that rhymes

School’s out for summer
School’s out forever
School’s been blown to pieces

No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks

Out for summer
Out till fall
We might not go back at all

School’s out forever
School’s out for summer
School’s out with fever
School’s out completely!


Happy Mother’s Day!

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Grandkids' gift to my mom

Hope all you moms out there had an incredible Mother’s Day!

I was so thrilled when my all my kids gave me a gift certificate for a Swedish massage at a local spa.  What a marvelous idea.  Ooooh!  I can feel my tension melting away just thinking about it!

I also received a new pizza stone and peel.  Hooray!  As previously blogged about, I completely cracked destroyed my old baking stone, leaving it virtually useless.  My bread just hasn’t been as good since.

Now I can use my new stone for the artisan breads I’ve been baking lately, and for all the new kinds of pizzas I’ve been dreamin’ about.

Thank you all for such a great Mother’s Day.  I certainly felt the love.

I love you all so incredibly much!

I’m so glad you’re mine.  I’m the luckiest Mom in the world!


End of an Era

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Well the time has come for me to hang up the curriculum, standards, teaching books, children’s books, whiteboards, and magnetic letters.

Last night was the formal district dinner for teachers and other staff, given in honor of our career accomplishments.

lots of polk-a-dots

I was so fortunate to be supported by my parents and sister at this formal event, since standing before a massive crowd while your life’s biography is being read, is quite unnerving.  One of my school colleagues was also in attendance, so she helped make the evening fun.

Each employee was presented with a “golden apple” and engraved plaque  to commemorate our dedication to education and children.  Even more importantly, I also got a lifelong pass to all athletic and other school events in my district.  Go team!

retirement apple 2010

I know it’s just a mere token of all my dedication, time, and devotion  to children and my teaching career, but this apple means so much to me.  It’s a reminder that if you work hard and follow your dreams, they indeed will come true.

How thankful I am that I’ve been able to help and encourage children every single day of my career, the last 22 years.  I will miss them dearly.   Now I’m off to explore the world of creativity, and tranquility.

My dreams may be changing, but my goals still remain the same.  Wish me luck on this upcoming new chapter of my life.