Saturday, March 19, 2016

Show and Tell Tuesday

I'm a little late to the party started by Stephanie at Forever in 5th Grade, but wanted to join with some pictures to share!

Students held our 5th annual Mini-thon, a fun-filled evening of activity and dancing to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer.  It's hard to see the amount on the first card, but 5th and 6th graders alone raised $16,374.19!  With the 7th and 8th graders, who celebrated later, they raised over $31,000.00!  So proud of kids who go above and beyond for causes they believe in!

The weather this month has been a little bit wacky!  Warm days followed by nearly hurricane-force winds, grey skies, and rain.  Welcome to March!  On one day that was especially gorgeous, I took kids outside.  We were reading a play and they broke up into groups to read.  My kids (all kids?!) love reading plays, especially if they can have a role.  It doesn't matter if their reading is smooth and fluent or choppy and uncertain.  They all want a role, and they usually help each other out.  Gotta love that!

Why are these students lying on the floor trying to imitate a spider web?  Funny you should ask!  This is what happens when a Quiz Bowl team gets a little brain-dead at a tournament, and their coach (me) decides they need a break.  What do you do when you find an empty hallway?  Lie down and try to create one huge yoga pose, apparently.
This was a big event in our home two weeks ago.  My husband Glenn was sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Education in our state.  Standing next to him on the one side are our two daughters and me (holding the Bible Glenn was given by his parents when he was seven.)  On the other side is our governor, next to him is Glenn's boss, the Secretary of Education, and at the far left is the Secretary of State.  It was a treat to meet these folks for the first time, and discover that they all are friendly and comfortable in their own skin.  It was a really lovely ceremony, topped off by a surprise late appearance from our son who was taking midterms at his nearby college when this picture was taken.

So that's been my month so far!  Why don't you link up with Stephanie and show and tell a few things that are happening on your side of the world?

Have a great weekend!


  1. Wow! Congrats to your husband! Love checking out all your other pictures too. Great to see kids getting involved in important causes! Thanks for linking up!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  2. So great that the kids raised so much money for such as wonderful cause! Have a great week!