A quick update on Ava's garden.
We have sprouts!
We have sprouts!
Ava's hair is getting so long. I don't style it or curl it at all, just blowdry upside down. I wish mine would do this!
On Sunday morning Ava requested to wear her pink dress and jewelry. She looked like such a big girl. Seriously, is it normal for 2 to look like 7?
On Monday we found out that the kiddos would be having a little awards ceremony after gymnastics class. We called the grandparents, and they graciously drove to Waco to see Ava's first "event". Here she is with Baba and Mimi...what a lucky gal.
(Forgive the scowl on her face in these pictures, she really was happy.)
The bar is Ava's favorite part of gymnastics.
A little bragging:
Not sure how legal this is, but I have to show off my writers. These students were the 44 who earned commended performance on the Writing TAKS test. Thanks to their hard work, and a little help from the other subjects and grade levels, our campus is Exemplary this year!
I hate standardized tests, but if you have to take them you might as well rock 'em.
We told them to be silly.
I wrapped up my third year of teaching today, cleared my classroom and turned in my badge and keys. Thankfully, a peaceful calm has surrounded me. I've been dreading these days, knowing they would be hard. Spring Valley has been my second home for the past three years. In my little room 31 I have taught some amazing students to write from their hearts, blown the circuit with crazy science experiments, read twelve novels aloud, pumped (your welcome Ava James), shared secrets with friends that would make your mama blush, found my "teacher voice", rapped, developed "the look", and learned how to stand on my own two feet. Can't wait to see where they take me next...