FIVE, Rocked the House, and toots

 so excited to be back in this party...

so I am not so sure about you
BUT today was my last day
and well I am excited
this week has been cray cray on crack

was the Senior Elephant Walk
the graduating seniors from the high school come back to their elementary 
and walk through the halls to see their former teachers 
and to encourage the little kids to stay in school
this group of kiddos was one of my faves!!!
 with some of my girls.... I had these beauties in 3rd grade...
I feel old
aren't they BEEUTEEFULL???

as they walked by the first time 
I handed all of my kiddos these little treats...
they were suppose to look like little popsicles but what ev...
I felt sorry for the kiddos that didn't get one but hey...
they didn't have me so no treat for you :)
plus I would have had to buy like 40 of these...
ahhhh I am a teacher not a NBA player

This was a bitter sweet day....
one of our co-workers was diagnosed with breast cancer
 and we had surprise PINK day at our school
for her
after school we had a team photo and a prayer circle
(she was having a mastectomy the next day)

we had a peti mani end of the year party...
my hall mates andI had pinterest pics to help us get the perfect pedis...
it was fun...

LOTS of schtuff for Thursday...

we finished our art project...
sorry I didn't take progressive pics... 
just final product pics...
basically we got 8X10 canvases
painted them in their fave color....
collaged (kinda)
and then layered a personal transparency pic on top...
these pics don't do it justice...
these turned out pretty cute
not as cute as last years 
SHINE project but still nice *wink*

we also ROCKED the HOUSE (cafeteria) at the last awards ceremony
because we took
FIRST PLACE in the city's Water Poster contest...
third, second, first, and GRAND CHAMPION in the animal shelter poster contest...
this teacher was
and no I am not competitive at all
said Farley NEVER

my across the hall 3rd grade bestie
who needs to start a blog 
said Farley
did this in her room

these were super cool
and they laid them out in the hall to dry and the 4thies
were way jelly
and so was I
they really were awesome!!!

I handed out my good bye gifts...

the kids got one of these...
they are mini-recorders
but all year I have been calling them tooty toots...
the kids think that is funny....

in 4th grade our music teacher
teaches the kiddos to play the recorder...
they love it.... sooooo
I thought they would love these...

and then I couldn't forget my friends....
hubs helped me with the saying...
I passed these out without the kids around...
the saying is a little on the naughty side BUT I got good laughs 
and that is what counts....

i added a little
sumthin sumthin on the back of the bubbles...

well that is it...
I am tired
that was FIVE days of cray cray on crack!!!
and I didn't even include....
retirement party for 3 of our teachers
decoration crew for retirement party (sorry no pics)
interview committee all day with 8 interviews
talent show (not me the kids)
end of year after party
sealing my schtuff off from summer school teacher...
and I think that is it...
I am too tired to think anymore
must sleep now
nap or sleep nap or ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

and YES Tara... I will hook this up to Monday Made It on Monday...
I love you my sweet friend... she checked on me with the sweetest email...
love ya!!!
toodles again


  1. I absolutely love the idea of the seniors coming back to their elementary school! I always love seeing my former students!

    I'm not out until the end of June, so I'm totally jealous!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  2. I love everything about this post :)

    I think it's great the seniors come back to the class!

    Journey Of A Substitute Teacher

  3. Wow, what a week. I too love the elephant walk idea! It's so cute that you got them little goodies. I haven't been in my school system long enough too have taught any seniors but that's beside the point.

    I thought your going away gifts were adorable!!! Have a great summer. Are you going to ISTE by any chance? I don't have any idea how far you are from San Antonio - I know TX is a big place :-)

    room 4 imagination

  4. Wow!! What a week! Those canvases are super cool. The artsy stuff just amazes me because I just think how I could never do that! How amazing is it that the seniors do a walk? I miss the students I had in the past so much and always wish they could visit. Don't forget your little ol' elementary teachers...The Sonic cards are so sweet:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  5. It would be so nice to have our seniors come back...I am going to send a little note to our high schools and see if they can start that in our district. Super sweet having a Pink Day and prayer circle:)

  6. You just made this tired girl laugh so hard! Loved all of it.... Every last bit! You are amazing!

  7. Completely understand the 'cray cray on crack'! I'll be remembering that when we finally finish up here :)

  8. Loving, loving, loving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the pink shirt day and the prayer circle -- I need to move back to TX because if I bowed my head at my school, they'd ask me if I lost my contact or if I dropped a piece of candy.
    Loved looking at all of the pics!!
    Happy last day!

  9. Your school looks like so much fun! I love the senior walk! Congratulations to you for having some former students graduating. Enjoy your summer! : )

    Yeehaw! Teaching in Texas

  10. What a great idea for a senior walk. That is just plain awesome!

  11. Just reading about your week wears me out! Sounds like it was fabulous!

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane

  12. you have the energy for all that?!?!?! WHAT?! It made me tired just reading it and I just woke up! How amazing and sweet are you?! All those gifts are just the best! Yes, the summer one made me totally laugh out loud and possibly wake up the teen boy.....ut ohhhhhh......anywhosie, you rock and are a riot and put smiles at all times! Love the Toots in the title....have to confess, I was like...oh boy, what is she tellin about HUGS <3 !!

    4th Grade Frolics

  13. I love ALL your cute gift ideas! I wish my school did a Senior cool! I am also a 4th grade teacher and your newest follower...great blog! :)

    The Fashionista Teacher

  14. I love the presents you gave your kids. Isn't it lovely to see our students graduate and how many we have had an impact on. We have a great job!
    Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  15. Farley, you not only Rock the House you Rock our Profession. Thank you for blogging and sharing your spirit and creativity with teachers around the globe. Hope you and your family have a wonderful summer break.

  16. That's so cute that your seniors walk through to visit! I would love to see my former kiddos right before they graduate (but I'd have to wait 3 more years for my first class)! Enjoy your summer!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  17. Currently... loving... this post. My first class ever graduated from high school this year. Ouch! I must be getting old.
    My Second Sense


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