Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Break -- Only a Day Away!

    I think I can make it one more day -- a busy day with Easter Egg hunt and cupcakes and candy and a full moon! And then a glorious 10 days off!

    Spring finally arrived in North Carolina -- and all the beautiful blooms have caused me to sneeze about non-stop for 3 days. Then we had pouring rain for a day to wash away some pollen -- relief -- and now the temperature is supposed to be in the 20s tonight. You can get sunburn and frostbite all in the same day!

      We had kindergarten screening at our school yesterday. I always enjoy seing my future students. It amazes me to see the difference in readiness already -- some know all the letters and sounds and write their name easily, while others don't know a single letter and seem to have never held a pencil before. One little boy told me, "I am smarter than any kind of kid." I love his confidence -- he will do well.  Another one would not even look at us or say a word.  And I liked the variations of the "ABC" song -- "h I k k t u b, s u x, y and z"
      Even though Easter break is later this year, it seems like it sneaked up on us again. We have been busy trying to do some Easter-y activities this week.  They did a guided drawing activity that I found on Pinterest -- I love Pinterest -- and some came out really cute.

        The most exciting activity is coloring eggs -- I feel like a magician with the wonderful audience looking in amazement as the eggs miraculously change into beautiful bright colors. Of course, some of my boys were doing flips and wrestling while waiting their turn, but it was still fun.

   Tomorrow we will have our Easter egg hunt and fill up with sugar, then we have time to take a big breath before the assessing and end of year activities begin. I am so thankful that our snow days did not take our spring break -- after celebrating the resurrection of Jesus at church on Sunday, I'm going to the beach for a few days, then to the mountains for some hiking and visiting with friends. I hope to squeeze in a little housework between trips, then we start the countdown to summer. Just when I have them reading and writng independently, it wil be time to say goodbye.