Saturday, May 31, 2008

School is Finally Out

School's out for summer.....
So time has come to say goodbye to my cute little children. I was really looking forward to this day for a while now. I had the count down going and everything and I just could not wait for this day. But it was surprisingly hard for me. When my students arrived, I had breakfast waiting for them, then we did autograph books, a movie I had made, and then last but not least I did a little graduation ceremony. I handed my students their report cards and then a little certificate of graduating the fourth grade, that was the hard part. I had each come up shake my hand, give me a hug and then if they wanted they made a speech, it was hilarious. At the same time so hard for me. I truly love my class, it has been an amazing first year and I definitely could not have asked for anything better. So just a little tribute to my first year in fourth grade. I LOVE MY LIFE.....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

We went to Montana for the Long weekend to watch Dustin play in his Great Falls soccer tournament. We left after school Thursday and drive through rain, then snow, then sleet, then a little more rain, and then of course a little more snow.
Geez... Snow in May, come on?
Then we came home Monday, with only rain and lots of it.

When we go to Montana there is not much to do when it is raining like crazy outside. Promise it might have stopped raining twice?
But we love playing games and a few of our favorites are Five Crowns (i know getto picture, don't worry about it) and...

Ticket to Ride, taught to us by our best buds, Puck and Jess.

We really had so much fun, we just love it up there, its so relaxing and I just love the Bingham clan (spell check).

This is Dust, crazy kid, gotta love him.

Dust, mom, dad and me playing our favorite Ticket to Ride. Seriously it is the funnest game you should all play it! We have it and you can just stop by and play a quick round.

Aaron and Dust eating Lunch

The MEN just grilling up a little grub. Aren't they all so good looking? DANG...

And another pic of Dust and his best friend Daisy Jane.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Yeah.. its over. These are my sweet little students hard at work.
But they actually liked testing because in between each test
I would hand out (healthy) snacks which they loved.
My favorite part of this picture is the boy in the middle, with his head lying on his desk. The poor little dear.

Celebration...Testing is officially done.

and the other half of my class..

Me and Anndee, another 4th grade teacher, so happy that we are done testing and that school is almost over!!
I have no idea what that little dude is doing in the back ground though.....
Just trying to do a little modeling I guess?

Friday, May 9, 2008

14 more days

14 more days till school is out!!!
Today we had a Field Trip and I
realized how grateful I am for
the summertime.
Being in charge of 100 students
is a little overwhelming....

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Yup, thats right Rendezvous
Remember the mountain man way back when? They used to trade and trap fur (pelts). My fourth graders study Utah Social Studies (mountain men, Indians, Pioneers..) everything. So Friday we had a very big Rendezvous Day.
We had a mountain man come, we trapped pelts, we played games, got our faces painted, ate chili and cornbread in tin pans, and actually got to trade and trap with the other fourth graders at our school.
We had so much fun

For one of the games we had a bean toss. I had my picture taken and this is what turned out.

The kids absolutely loved it. They had so much fun throwing bean bags at our faces, it was so fun to watch. My face only got one hole through it. The other teacher faces were ripped to shreds... I wonder who they like the best? No just kidding.

Anndee (montain man girl), Norean (pelt lady), Me (Indian princess), and Norma-Jean(1/2 mountain man 1/2 Indian Cheif)

We had so much fun. I love the fourth grade.
P.S only 19 more days of school.....