What a Week!

This week was very hectic!  My class was up and down all week, some days they were on it and other days it was as if it was the first day of school.  This was a trend in my personal life as well, ups and downs.

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1. Prayers Please <3
Monday evening my father called to tell me my Grandmother was admitted to the hospital, and that she was taken there via ambulance early that morning.  She has beat Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer and is weak from all the treatments.  They do know she has pneumonia and aren't sure what else is wrong and having difficulty with getting blood for tests.  Her veins keep collapsing within seconds of trying to draw blood along with her blood clotting very quickly.  We are praying for answers and recovery soon.

This is my Grandma with my sister in November <3

2. {Heart} My Boys
I received my middle guy's progress report this week and it stated he needed to work on writing his name and letters.  So, I printed out a sheet with his name and he did "homework" while big brother did his.  Sometimes I find it difficult to find balance between teaching my own children and keeping up with school.  What do you do to try to balance this out?  Any advice is needed :)

Practicing his name

3.  Valentine's Day
I hope everyone was showered with LOVE on Valentine's Day!  I personally went outside of my comfort zone for my hubby and got "pin up" style pictures done *blushing*.  After loosing 20lbs and finding a really sweet photographer for the right price (underpaid educator here) I decided to surprise my hubby.  He LOVED them and was not expecting anything like them at all :)

I received many chocolate flowers from my students and a beautiful orchard, just hoping I can keep it alive.  For my own children I made their Valentines for their classmates via a Pinterest inspired idea.  What did I ever do without Pinterest!?!  My classroom theme is Dr. Seuss and I found a box of Dr. Seuss cards at Walmart and turned them into Free Homework Passes for my students.

My boy's Valentines

For my students

4. For the Love of Reading
One morning this week my Co-teacher told me to look in our class library, and this is what I saw.  Moments like these are reason I love my job!

5. Summer To Do List
I am already starting my summer to do list, there is ALWAYS something needed to be done!  So far I have planned to:
1. Redo reading units (HUGE task)
2. Clean out closets and reorganize my house!  (I may send my children to a sitter so I can get this one done!)

Don't judge :)  This is my office/craft room, and is in need of a major overhaul.

3. Home school my boys.
4. Paint several rooms in my house

What do you plan on doing this summer?  Relax, clean, plan, etc.?

I am linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching.  Have a great weekend!



  1. Your valentines are/were super cute!

  2. You sound like me...I have high hopes for cleaning/organizing this summer. Maybe I can get started over spring break?

  3. I'm a new follower! I'll saw a prayer for your family.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  4. Sending good thoughts to you and your family. I often struggle with the balance between school kids and my own kids. The worst is when we go to the library or dollar store and I get somthing neat and my girsl say "Is that for us or your class?". Sorry I have no advice just commiseration.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  5. Hi! I just found your blog through Doodlebugs linky!! Love the name!

    I've wanted to get pin-up pictures done too, but haven't bit the bullet yet. Kudos to you for doing it, and losing 20 pounds! Awesome!!!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  6. Hey there! I just found your blog through the Doodlebugs Linky party also. I felt the same way about my kids. You would have thought their brains fell out. It doesn't help that Monday we have off AND we are going on a fieldtrip this upcoming Friday. There are so many things going on they don’t know what is going on!


    Ms. Richards's Musings


  7. I loved the idea of pinup pictures for your hubs! That is so sweet! :) Don't worry about your office space! Mine looks exactly the same! I've got to get to it, but I'm always working on...the next thing...I'm sure you get where I'm coming from! :) Anywhoo...I am your newest follower! :) Thanks for sharing your adventures with us! :)
    I just love this linky! :)

    Mrs. Russell's Room

  8. Sending lots of good thoughts for your Grandma!
    Lattes and Laughter


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