Friday, May 6, 2011

Still not a lot going on quilt-wise

The last month of school is year is very tiring--as is the first month. Our state tests are over and many students in our school act like school is over for the year. But I keep working mine--only trying to add in more outdoor activities and fun projects.

It is also the time for field trips, etc. This week was a wonderful week for students. Monday was a normal school day. Tuesday we had a program called body walk. The students went through an exhibit set up like their bodies and learned a great deal about their health.

Wednesday was an all day field trip for the 3rd graders to the Janet Huckabee Nature Center about an hour away from us. Our students were so well behaved on the bus that the driver couldn't believe it.

Thursday 12 of the 3rd grade students were chosen to attend a reading program at the local University. So I had the remaining (24) students all day. We basically played around a lot. Today we had a track and field day sponsored by a neighboring school. It was a blast. Our 3rd graders earned 21 ribbons and were so well behaved.

So needless to say, I have finally figured out why I have not been in the sewing mood. The last month of school wears a teacher out. But the look on the children's faces as they participate in these special activities is worth it.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.


  1. I have been to the Janet Huckabee Nature Center once and loved it. One of our daughters was living in that area for a short time and see we saw it with her after she had discovered it and loved it.
    Bet you are glad the school year is winding down - I know when I was a kid (years ago LOL) I loved the last couple weeks of school

  2. I feel your 'pain and weariness', Vivian. My granddaughter is a third grader and they are having track and field days, field trips and so busy after a hard cold winter. Her mother, my daughter, is a substitute teacher and if she isn't teaching, she chaperons or just goes to watch her children compete. They all sound tired when we talk on the phone.

    They are taking some time out of school next week to come here and house sit for us. They are all (both daughter's families) splitting the time, so they will each have a mini vacation of their own.

    I know you will get rested after school is out and your mojo will be back and you'll created great things this summer!!!



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