Summa, Summa, Summertime!

WHEW! It has been quite a week!! Sorry I've been MIA, but it has been a crazy week! Now that it's over, only 1 teacher work day and 1 PD day stand between me and SUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's a glimpse into our crazy, fun-filled week!
We had lots of fun with our "5 day countdown balloon activities!"

We finished up our The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe unit with the movie! They LOVED it and SO many of them in their "Snapshot of my School Year" books wrote that this unit was one of their top 3 things we did all year! Their "Fantastic Folders" turned out AMAZING! They were SO proud of them, and so was I!!

One of their favorite balloon activities was water balloon day!! They were SO excited when we popped the balloon and found this activity. We did a few balloon tosses, my teaching partner and I showered them with water balloons, and then let our kiddos who missed zero homework all year throw them at us! They LOVED it!

Joe and I got to babysit our favorite cuties one night!! We ate dinner, made homemade ice cream, walked to the park and played for hours, enjoyed our ice cream, and watched cartoon Batman and cuddled. I think we had as much fun as them! Love them to death :)
We braved the elements and forecast of entire day of rain and still went on our walking field trip to our local ice cream stand. We barely got wet and the kiddos LOVED it! It was a long 2.5 miles with 55 fourthies, but it was worth it!
Our Father's Day craftivities turned out adorable!! My kiddos were so funny when they said "We NEVER make crafts for our dads, only our moms!" They were SO excited. Too cute!
My nail lady did it again when she amazed me with my nautical themed summer nails! (My fav DESIGN!) They look even better in person and I LOVE them!

We had our end of the year awards ceremony and gave out our awards! They LOVED all of the creative awards celebrating their personalities! :)

Another one of our fun balloon activities was chalk day! Our fourthies enjoyed decorating all of the sidewalks around our school and it looked awesome!

We sent them off with LOTS of goodies: A popsicle, Kool Aid, and Krazy straw to "Have a Krazy, Kool Summer!"(click here to get this tag for free) fun Wadsworth themed bags to use next year at Intermediate School, and a review packet for summer! {Some of my kiddos were so excited for the learning pack.. really?! Too funny! One of my girls said, "Mrs. Cap, thanks for keeping me ready for 5th grade!" Haha, love her!}

Our school does an amazing send-off for our fourthies. All of the classes and teachers and parents line the walkaways with streamers and decorations and shout, high five, and cheer our fourthies on to their next adventure! It is awesome!

I know I've shared this with y'all before, but I am BLESSED to have such an amazing teaching partner this year! One of my biggest fears when I made the switch to this district wasn't just the school of teachers I'd be with, but the person I'd be sharing my 55 fourthies with. Let me tell you, it couldn't have turned out any better! I had the time of my life this year, mostly in thanks to this awesome gal! She has the same bubbly, happy, and "sparkly" personality I do, shares my passion for kids, and my passion for all things glittery and sparkly! So OF COURSE I had to surprise her with shirts for us on the last day of school with our famous quote this year, "You can NEVER have too much sparkle!"
I got SO many amazing gifts from my kiddos on the last day. Awesome gift certificates (including nail certificates, they know me SO well!) classroom decorations, home decorations, blinged out tshirts, and so many other amazing goodies! They are too good to me :)

Besides laying out by the pool with a good book and cold drink, Vegas, and relaxing, want to know what I'm most excited for this summer?!...
HAHA! You got it! :) Can't wait to pee whenever I need to!

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  1. Super cute post! Love that we can now pee whenever we want and you do have lots of SPARKLE! ;)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. Looks like you all had a blast! :) Happy Summer! :)

    Sugar and Spice