Life Lately

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Yesterday was Chris's 28th birthday! We had friends over Sunday night and celebrated with cake and pizza. He got a new weed-eater this weekend and I put him to work in the yard. I'm so happy he was born!

This time of year in the teaching world is nuts. State testing is upon us and everyone is feeling the stress. On top of that, one of my beloved co-teachers is leaving next year (so sad!) and so I have been having to stay late for interviews. I am go-go-go from 7:30-2:45 (with a 15 minute break for lunch) then start interviews at 3:00. Exhausted would be the word I would use to describe how I feel.

But, no complaining because many vacations are ahead and I feel like this:

Heck yes.

The teacher in me came out last week when I was pulling weeds. I pulled this one up and the whole seed came up with it. My kids were in awe. It was a great visual for them!

I got this wood piece at Wimberley Market Days Easter weekend. The saying just captured me. 

This week are are doing four science rotations each day in order to prepare for our science STAAR test. Yesterday the kids got to make their own lemonade as we learned about solutions! They LOVED it. At the end of each class's rotation, I tasted three recipes and picked my favorite. It was one of my favorite activities to date.

Happy Tuesday!


  1. I'd love to know more about that science activity! I'm nine days out from state testing in Tennessee, yikes!

  2. You should totally share that science activity - how fun!

  3. fun science activity and I've never seen a weed with the seed, crazy cool. Nerd alert :)

  4. Love that picture of you dancing SO much!! You totally deserve those vacas coming up! Now if only we can find a way to smuggle me in your suitcase........................... ;)

  5. the quote on that wood piece comes from Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee" - I love that line too! It's kind of a creepy poem but has several beautiful lines like that one!