It has been so long since I have written a celebration post, but I am ever so grateful to Ruth Ayres for inviting us to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
Celebration one - special gifts. This week I spent some time with a teacher friend from my previous school. We went to the Scholastic Warehouse Sale (see celebration two) and spent the evening solving the world's education problems! She surprised me with a Christmas present. The first one are magnetic Scrabble tiles which spell out my one little word - REACH. The second one is my initial cut from an old book. She knows me so well!
Celebration two - As stated in celebration one, I went to the Scholastic Warehouse sale this week. All the books were 50% off, plus many were at a reduced price. Teaching 6th grade for the first time, I needed to stock my library with books for that age group. It was a great book night! It was just as much fun bringing the books to school and having the kids "book shop" too!
Celebration three - Several weeks ago, our high school had a fund raiser for a student who has been diagnosed with cancer. He was a student in my first class as a 5th grader. It is hard to believe they will be graduating. The event was a "Mr. Alice Pageant." (Alice is our school mascot.) This was a "pageant" for boys, and it was so entertaining. They performed an opening number and had the traditional talent, outfit, and question portions. Hilarious!
My son participated in this event. He played his guitar while one boy, who is growing his hair to donate it to Locks of Love, lip-synced, danced and flipped his ponytail to "Barbie Girl." Another danced through the decades. These boys were so much fun to watch. My sister, who is a high school teacher, said she saw different sides to these students which she doesn't get to see in the classroom.
They ended up raising almost $2000 for this family. So, if you ever need a fun and entertaining fundraiser, I highly suggest hosting one of these. It was great family entertainment for a great cause.
|My son playing his guitar.|
Have a great week filled with many celebrations. And if you don't find a celebration, then why not create one!