This school year is OVER. I've given my last exam, averaged my last grade, straightened up my room for the last time, and locked my door.
The relief is palpable.
There were a few surprises today - - - the good kind, we've had plenty of the OTHER kind this year, but that's another story.
First, one of my seventh grade students, Austin, brought me a gift. He KNOWS his teacher. Just look what he gave me:
If you are new to my blog, you may not realize how I am about football, but if you RETURN here you'll soon know. I'm beyond CRAZY about it.
But this bowl wasn't all - - - it goes with this plate:
How cool is THIS!?! My very own gridiron!!!!!! Do you see where the bowl fits?
Just like this:
I tell ya, I was soooooo happy I was nearly jumping out of my skin. Austin was so proud of himself for getting it for me.
Now my only problem - - - what shall I eat out of it FIRST???? :-)
A few minutes later my room was invaded by these:
A large contingent of my 8th graders. They were very excited about having their picture taken with me. Go figure!
I was happy to oblige, even allowing them to put my hood up and striking the pose they requested.
Then I came home to a THIRD surprise.
As I pulled into the driveway, I saw a "new" bird (new to me, and we've been bird watchers for a LONG time) perched on a thin twig swaying in the breeze.
A little later he came right up close enough to the window that I could snap this picture. Isn't he a beauty? Tyrannus tyrannus, the Eastern Kingbird.
All in all it was quite a day!!!