I did something I have wanted to do for a while in our classroom. We had a surprise unbirthday party. (Think "Alice in Wonderland".) I hadn't distributed birthday pencils to the students on their birthdays, many which are in the summer, so I created little paper balloons with my Cruella Cricut and poked the pencils through the slots as the "strings". (I've named my machine Cruella Cricut because she is evil and tortures me into spending my money and time with her. Bahahaha!) Beings it is the end of the year, I'm not completely mentally sound, and forgot to take a picture of the pencil balloons. The kids gave them the thumbs up, though. Then I threw together the little banner pictured above (thanks, Cruella).
We had activity day and students brought in games to play, so we set those up and had popsicles. I'm not typically a fan of popsicles, except during that second pregnancy, but the Jolly Rancher popsicles are pretty amazing. The kids had a great time and I enjoyed the look of bewilderment on their faces when I surprised them.
I'm off to fight Cruella and keep her quiet while I take on her evil opponent, Rucus Report Cards. Two and a half days......two and a half days.....two and a half days.