Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Week of Celebrations in Photographs

Time is at a premium as the school year draws to a close.
Celebrations are easily missed, so I tried to collect 
celebrations this week in pictures...

Recess. Extra recess this week.
What's better than recess? Bubbles at recess!
We played and chased and giggled with the bubbles!

Sick day this week. No voice. Sore throat. Exhaustion. What's the cure? Popsicles of course, the purple ones are the best!
 National Notebook Day was this week! 
We celebrated with some 
extra writing time in our notebooks. 
 Time to write in the middle of the chaos of testing and wrapping up the school year. The moments of notebook time bring us peace and give us time to breathe!
  Storytime in communications. We completed our debates and as a transition into our next unit, I asked students to grab pictures books. The room transformed. Students begging to read aloud their favorite from my collection (some brought in their own).
Books really are magic!

Stormy skies! I love how I can see the clouds coming in this picture. It's been a stormy week in Virginia.
Bella on our early morning Saturday walk. She's so sweet and such fun! What a joy to have her in my life!

What are you celebrating this week? 
Thank you to Ruth Ayres for providing this space for sharing our celebrations. Please join us and share your own!


  1. Books are magic during a busy end of the year week. Hope your celebrate your weekend too.

  2. I love all of your photos in this week's celebrations Michelle. Hope your voice has returned. We didn't get those storms yesterday but I watched the really dark clouds slide north.

  3. Perfect way to capture the celebrations. Bubbles and extra reading time would my favorite. Glad you're feeling better.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful week with a few bumps but you know how to bring those around!

  5. Sorry for the sore throat & exhaustion, but the week otherwise looks wonderful, Michelle. Your students will be sad to say goodbye!

  6. Notebook day is your day. Lots of color in your week. May your next week be filled with many wonderful moments too.

  7. Love this celebration in pictures. What a joy-filled week!

  8. Love the pics of the joy you felt and even the way that you celebrated popsicles! Glad you're feeling better. The end of the year is no time to be under the weather. You are the quintessential notebook gal! Not surprised that you celebrated this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. We had an amazing week until Thursday night...then it got stormy and yucky and we're finally just getting some sun back now. I absolutely love the picture of you at the top of this post. You look so happy and so cool and it just perfectly captures you. :)

  10. We have all been fighting the sinus crud this week too. Not much fun at the end of the school year. I think National Notebook Day was made just for you! What a wonderful week you had, despite the need for popsicles!

  11. Much to celebrate, Michelle - except for that storm, of course.

  12. Even when you aren't on top of your game, your posts and pictures always lift my spirits. And I believe every day is national notebooking day in your life!

  13. Great way to let us see all you are celebrating!


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