Thursday, June 16, 2016

Five for Friday ~ June 17

Happy Friday Everyone!  Guess what today is???  THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!  YAHOO!!!  So excited for summer.  And our weather is set to become summer-like starting on Sunday.   I'm linking up for 5 for Friday to share 5 happenings this week.  Thanks to Kacey from Doodlebugs Teaching for hosting!

My little man graduated from Pre-K on Saturday.  He started the school year in the Bahamas in a fabulous Montessori class.  Here he is this past September...  Note the tan and blond hair.

Here he is on Saturday.  First pic is him with his two teachers.  Two very patient women who integrated a little boy in January from a Montessori environment to a preschool environment and from a different country back into his home country.

Here's the happy graduate...

His sister was a little jealous that he got to graduate on a big stage and wear a graduation cap.  I told her that her time is coming...  :)

Don't you love Facebook memories?  This one popped up this past week.  A year ago my husband and I pulled off an epic surprise.  We picked Suri up from school and Levi from a playdate and took them to the airport under the premise that daddy forgot something at work.  They figured out they were going somewhere once we pulled the suitcases out of the back of the truck.  We didn't tell them where til after we checked in for our flight.  We surprised them with a trip to Clearwater Aquarium in Florida to visit Winter and Hope from the Dolphin Tale movies.  We had such a great time.  Look at my island babies in this picture!

Thanks for all the pup advice!  Pup is headed to puppy kindergarten as soon as I call to sign him up!  I think that will help a lot.  He's such a sweetheart and is learning to enjoy morning walks with me.
Did I mention that today is the last day of school??

Remember last week when I told you about my favorite reading blog The Modern Mrs. Darcy?  Then I mentioned that she has a podcast called "What Should I Read Next?"  I started listening to the podcast in the car on the way to school and on the way home from school.  I even make my kids listen to it.  I just LOVE the format.  She talks with guests and each guest has to share 3 books they love, one they hate, and what they are currently reading.  Based on their reading lives she then recommends 3 books and asks them what are they going to read next.  My list of holds at the library grew exponentially this week!!!  So what am I reading right now?  Two books... one parenting/professional and one fun one...

My parenting/professional book:  No Drama Discipline by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

I can't say enough good things about this book.  This book has dramatically changed the way I interact with my kids at home and at school.  I'm excited to put it into practice in a classroom in the Fall.  

And for my fun read:  Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Basically there's a birthday party being held somewhere in South America for a Japanese businessman.  He didn't want to come.  They lured him there by inviting his favorite soprano.  The party is being held at the Vice President's house.  The President was supposed to attend but decided not to at the last moment.  He stays home to watch his beloved soap opera.  The guests at the party are taken hostage and as you can imagine, things get interesting from there.  That's all I'm going to say at the moment.  I'm only about 25% of the way into the book and I am hooked!  

What are you reading right now??  Hope it's something great!



  1. Happy last day of school! And congratulations on your little graduate. :)

  2. Your puppy is adorable! Have fun in puppy kindergarten!

  3. I'm with you... Friday was my last day, too. Happy summer!!! Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

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