Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The End of Another Year's Tunnel

Just last week, I realized that I could see the end of this school year getting close enough to touch.  But I somehow blinked my eyes and suddenly found myself with my Born to Run t-shirt on (see here!)  as I blasted Bruce on my way for the last teacher workday of the 2013-2014 school year.

Normally I wouldn't be using blink of an eye to describe the last seven days of school.  I would be using words like

 snail's pace
never ending
get me out of here

This year was different, though.  The whirl-wind series of events that occurred during that seven-day eye blink washed away all the slowness from this end of the year.  And to think it all started with a final exam schedule that sent me into a tailspin . . .

immediately followed by this girl's graduation . . .


and my school's first ever graduating class

AWCPA class of 2014!

and then a visit from my baby brother and sister

Mark and Peg enjoying tater tots at one of Guy's Triple D spots!

soon followed by a celebration for my niece and her new husband

Amy and Austin

and finally a one-year birthday party for the the twins!

Max and Madi

Whew!  I think I can finally breathe now and stop and think about this past year.  I continue to be so grateful for this journey I'm on, for the strength and energy to continue, for a fantastic job with fabulous co-workers and amazing students--students like Melyna who make it all so worth it.

 Reasons to Believe!

Happy Summertime!

Monday, May 12, 2014

F Scott Fitzgerald iMovie

I made this little iMovie for my juniors--to use as a model for them as they work on their final projects for The Great Gatsby.  Good luck, juniors!