Where the heck has Rebecca been?????
Hello all. Thank you for all the emails and comments to check on me!! I am just fine! I've just been super busy!! Let me recap. Then I have some things to share.
Well, summer flew by for sure! At the end of July, I had to attend a Reading Conference in Knoxville. It went well, and we had a lot of fun! I made our Literacy Leader a crown(pic below) for her to wear at the Literacy Leaders Recoginition Dinner. She was thrilled and started crying. lol We had a great time!! Then on July 23, I started back to school. We had teacher inservice for a week, and then students began on July 30. School is off to a GREAT start, but boy are we packed this year! I have 22 students which is much more than usual!! Our classrooms are tiny, so 22 third graders in there feels like sardines! hee hee But we are making it work! We have had a lot of after school meetings, workshops, etc. The first two weeks, I came home each day and went straight to bed--no joke! I got up long enough to eat a bite (no I didn't even cook!) and then go back to bed! I am starting to get in the routine though, and going back into our fourth full week of school. Wow! Can't believe it has gone that fast! Soon it will be our 2 week Fall Break! Yippee!
I have been SUPER BUSY with my graphics site, Whimsical Beginnings!! I did a lot of new things this summer and it kept me busy drawing! I love to doodle, so I am happy that I can even make a little money from it. I am starting an Autumn As Is Lines Theme Week tomorrow so I have been crazy busy drawing up a storm for that! LOL
Last weekend was the annual South Jackson Goes Country show. Ofcourse Kenny and both boys were in the House Band again this year. And ofcourse, I was there every night to cheer them on! My Mom went with me to Saturday's show since the boys were doing a set also. It was a hit, and Blake got a standing ovation for his guitar solo in Freebird! My friend, Leah, took pics for me, so I'll get those posted when she sends them to me!
My sister came in from North Carolina last week and brought her granddaughter with her (my great niece). I asked Corinne to come read to my class and she was excited! My third graders thought this was awesome to have a fifth grader come visit and read to them! They couldn't believe that her school hadn't even started yet (she starts back tomorrow, actually).
On Saturday evening, my family all met at one of our Chinese restaurants to have dinner together. Then we came back to our house to celebrate my other great niece's 11th birthday! She had a pool party today for her birthday too. We all had a great time. The girls got into my supplies in my craft room to make some goodies. Guess they take after their great aunt! LOL
Ok, so here are some pics for you. Enjoy!
Here's a pic of Sherrie's crown. Sorry that it isn't the best of quality. Not sure what happened, and I didn't get anymore pics of it.
Reading to Aunt Becca's third graders.
The birthday girl!