Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thank You, God for the Texas State Fair!

I never in a million years thought that I would utter that phrase, but this year I am definitely sending up a little thank you prayer for the Texas State Fair and more specifically for Private School Day at the Fair. I’m extra thankful for this day because it’s a day off of school and I could not be in more desperate need for a “catch-up day” then right now. As many of you know, not only do I teach 5 JH/SH math classes at MCA, but I’m also the Student Government Sponsor and next week is Homecoming…which pretty much just means a beating for me. :) I have fabulous students as part of Student Government, but so much of the responsibility falls onto the sponsor that it can become a little daunting – here’s what Homecoming Week entails for me (for those of you – specifically my Canadian relatives :) - who may be a little unclear:

- Monitoring 5 dress-up days (i.e. Spirit Day, international day, etc.)
- Selling Homecoming T-Shirts (I just placed the order for 350+ shirts!)
- Coordinating PowderPuff T-Shirts (I designed and coordinated 5 out of the 6 class shirts)
- Coordinating lunch games for 4 days of the week
- Running an Opening Ceremony (our theme this year is Olympic – we’re doing a kick off complete with a tiki torch)
- Coordinating Homecoming Court (nominations, elections, pictures, bios, tiaras, Junior Court, flowers, etc.)
- HUGE assembly on Friday
- Boys Volleyball tournament
- Girls Powderpuff tournament
- Pizza lunch on the football field
- Teacher competition (wheelchair races)
- Pep Rally
- Spirit Banners
- Spirit Skits
- Homecoming Court rehearsal
- Homecoming Game Half-times (yes, it’s plural – JH and SH)
- Homecoming Dance for SH next Saturday night
- Homecoming Dance for JH next Saturday night (complete with mini golf!)

Anyway, the week is A LOT of fun, but just getting ready for it has already worn me out! I’ll be sure to post some pics of the festivities next week.

Other than Homecoming, here are a few other things that we've been up to in the last week or so:
We went and watched Lilly's tumbling class:

Then we jumped on the trampoline - Luke absolutely loved it - as to be expected with his love for all things jumping related

I took a bunch of Luke's old white onesies and burp cloths and dyed them... Dave thinks that the onesies look like leotards, but I was pretty proud of myself for giving new life to some of the dingy things.
I took 9 students to Stonebridge to volunteer for a charity golf tournament...
This is what I was doing this weekend... the joys of teaching 5 math classes! :)

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! What a busy woman/wife/mom/teacher!! It sounds like a lot of fun!! Have a good Homecoming week!!--L