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Weekend Wrap Up


Happy Monday, friends! I'm still in shock that it's May already and that another weekend has come and gone. I hope you had a great weekend and were able to relax and take some time to relax. And a Happy belated mother's day to all of the moms out there, especially mine!

Here's a look at my weekend:
For the last two years, I've been working on my Masters in the Art of Teaching with a focus in Elementary Education. I've been doing observations and student teaching in a first grade classroom since September and Friday was my last day with my students. My kids got me this as a goodbye gift and I absolutely love it! I'll miss my students so much. I've cried for them. I've fought for them. I've comforted them. I've taught them. But also, they've taught me. They've left a mark on me and will always hold a special place in my heart. I will be eternally grateful to them for helping to shape me into the teacher I've become.

Bright and early Saturday morning I was at the library for the annual used book sale. I love reading and there's something I love about reading used books. I know other people read the same books that I do, but there's some powerful and romantic knowing that someone else has read the EXACT book I'm reading and wondering where they took that book and what it meant to them. 

Usually on the last day of a book sale, they have what's called a bag day where you pay a flat fee and get to put as many books as you can into it. Here's a snap from the kids section I went through getting ready for a future classroom.

Do I have room for these books? No.
Do I know what grade I'll be (hopefully) teaching next year? No.
Did I get all these books for $10 anyways? Yes!

Stephen and I are terrible at taking pictures but we're trying to get better. His sister-in-law turns 40 this month so we celebrated her Saturday evening with family. I also may have been the person with her phone pulled up at 6:57 p.m. to watch the Kentucky Derby.

Here we are with the birthday girl!

I hope you have a great week!


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