Five for Funday


Okay, so I am more than a little bit late to the party.  To say that it has been a wild and crazy week would be a HUGE understatement.
Boston Strong at the Red Sox game

Crowds cheering for our amazing Police officers
 Celebrating the capture of Suspect 2 (aka White Hat) in the Boston Common

1.  I am so happy, excited and relieved that both of the Marathon Bombers are off the streets of Boston.  The manhunt lasted all day on Friday.  Everyone's work was cancelled, and we were told to stay inside.  Streets that would normally be bustling on a gorgeous 70 degree day were eerily quiet.  We were GLUED to the television, just waiting for them to find "Suspect Number 2."  It honestly felt more like a movie than real life, happening mere miles away.  When they finally did, cheering erupted.  People flowed out into the streets to cheer for the incredibly brave policemen and FBI, many of whom had been working for at least 24 hours straight.  I have never been so proud to be a Bostonian, or so thankful for the amazing men and women who keep our city safe.  I can't wait to have my little ones make thank you cards for our local police station.

Those five days have shown me the amazing strength of human spirit, and that there is ALWAYS far more good in the world than evil.  There is nothing more heartwarming than watching hundreds of thousands of people come together.  Case in point:

This video gives me chills every single time!

2.  Today is the last day of April vacation.  Wahh!  Because of the insane amount of snow (and snow days0 that we had this winter, we are in school until June 28th.  Only 48 more days to go (not that I'm counting or anything...).

3.  Mr. Man gave me an overnight trip to New York City as a birthday gift.  We had SO.MUCH.FUN!  We stayed in Times Square and had so much fun exploring all of the craziness of that area. 
It is lit up so brightly from all of the signs and lights at night that it seems like daytime.  We also went to see Chicago on Broadway and loved it (even he loved it, which was shocking).  This picture was taken at midnight with NO flash and NO filter!

The view from our room

 The best (and unhealthiest) meal of my life

 The Plaza - home of Eloise and Macaulay Culkin

Dylan's Candy Bar

 We went to Serendipity and had frozen hot chocolate. 


We even sat at the table from the movie!  
4  Our eggs are coming this week!  I think I might be more excited than the kids.  Science (integrated with writing and math, of course) in kindergarten just might be my favorite thing to teach :)
5.  This paper cutter {aka guillotine - I don't like that word because it reminds me of Marie Antoinette} has been sitting in my Amazon cart for a few months now.  I have been researching different models, then hemming and hawing over whether or not to buy it.  The Amazon price is $32.79.  Well, wouldn't you know that I went to WalMart yesterday to pick up a few things {then somehow found myself cruising the office supply aisle... shocking!} and found it for $26.  Obviously I had to scoop it up.  Don't mind if I do!  I am planning to use it tonight to cut out my Garden Words centers.  I'll let you know how it is!

1 comment

Unknown said...

Hey there! I have my own paper cutter in my classroom. It is Purple Cow (?), I think. It really comes in handy.

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