I don't know about you all, but I am not crazy about cupcakes coming to school for student birthdays.  Our district limits us to four parties a year, which includes birthdays.  I never had the heart to turn sweet parents away holding cupcakes for their little one's birthday.  I would be the worst person ever!  

I was excited when I saw how Rachelle celebrated birthdays.  So, we have had our own un-birthday parties at the end of the year ever since.  She has some super cute ideas and a great packet you get download, too!  Thanks, Rachelle!

I didn't tell my class ahead of time that we were celebrating birthdays so they would be surprised.  They were super confused, which was hilarious!

I got the girls tiaras and the boys birthday hats to wear all day at Dollar Tree.  

They loved writing about their favorite birthday gifts!


We played some fun minute-to-win-it games. They started with an oreo on their forehead and had to get it from there to their mouth.  I didn't time them.  This one was pretty entertaining!  You can see the shock of one in the background above when she dropped hers!

The next game called for spaghetti and penne pasta.  They had to get as many pieces of penne on the spaghetti, which was in their mouth, as they could fit.  They could not use their hands!

We had more games to play, but we ran out of time.  Finally, it was cupcake time.  

Funny story about the cupcakes.  I had planned on making them myself the night before, but I just ran out of time preparing lunch for the next day for my student teacher's last day.  So, I told my husband to just swing by a store and pick up two dozen for me.  I got home and saw that the two sets weren't matching, which was fine at this point.  I was looking at one set and thought it had little black dresses on top.  But then, I got to thinking...those weren't dresses!  That's lingerie!!!  He had picked up cupcakes for a bachelorette party!  Only Todd!  Luckily, they were little plastic pieces that I just took off.  I don't know how I would have explained those little numbers to the parents!

Today was our last full day with our students.  I am really going to miss this group.  They have truly been one of my favorite groups.  They were so eager to learn, had such sweet souls, and truly just wanted to make me happy.  Here's to another year!  

I have finally jumped on board the Instagram band wagon for blogs!  I love that I can post things quickly that may not get a chance to make it to a blog post.  I just started our Lemonade Stand account so bear with the small amount of pics so far.  ;)

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Every Tuesday, teachers will be posting to Instagram using the hashtag #teachertalktuesday.  You will be able to find lots of Insta ideas for your classroom and everything else!

Be sure to join in the fun!

Today is the last day of the Teacher Appreciation Sale on Teachers Pay Teachers.  I am super excited about the things in my cart!  You can click {HERE} to visit my little store.  All of my items are 20% off and you can enter the code TAD13 for an additional 10% off.  These are my favorite packs and best sellers.  Happy shopping and happy teacher appreciation week!!!


We're down to 11 & 1/2 days until summer!!!! The kids are ready and so are the teachers. We've all worked really hard this year. I created this little freebie as a fun review for my students. They love using technology every chance they get. Hope your students enjoy it too!

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Enjoy your last days with your students!!!