TGIF! Oh Friday, I am so happy to see you! This has been an extremely busy month and it still hasn’t ended. From state testing to celebrations, this has been quite a month for me. Just thought I would catch you up on all that’s been happening.
Cinco de Mayo! A coworker said this was my favorite holiday. I had to correct her…it’s my 2nd favorite! 🙂 I need to do the Ancestory kit to see if I have a little Latina flavor in the mix because I do look forward to celebrating this every year. My friend Jen and I attended the annual festival downtown at the Visitors Center and had a blast!
Happy Mother’s Day! My Mother’s Day gift came a couple days early when my son graduated from college! I am so proud of him and all that he has accomplished!
Back Spasms. This is the not so good part of my month. I was getting ready for work one morning when it suddenly happened. I was paralyzed for a bit, meaning I couldn’t move in any position. I had to call a friend over to help me because the pain was so unbearable. Fast forward, two weeks and the pain strikes again, but this time at work. Not as bad as the first time, but enough to send me to the doctor. I’ve got some good meds to help take care of the pain and hope this never happens again.
Students. Its the end of the school year and it seems that everyone is going bonkers. Teachers, administration, and the kids. Today was our last day with students and I’m so glad that summer vacation is just around the corner. This last week has been busy, but fun! Please be sure to swipe left on the Instagram page to see all they did below.
Oops, I dropped my sticky notes! That's the message many of us arrived to today! Prankfest they tell me. I thought my door looked cute, but some teachers were not too pleased. Kids! The life of middle school. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 #prankfest #jokesonme #stickynotes #kids #middleschoolpranks #middleschool #schoolcounselor #middleschoolcounselor #justhavingfun #lastweekofschool #bloggersconnect #bloggersgetsocial
It's Field Day! So glad the rain held out until we entered the gym. Our 7th grade tug-of-war championship match…Messina vs. Enslin! Mrs. Messina's team won, but both teams did a great job. I love how Mrs. Messina was right along side her team encouraging them the entire way. The end of school is near! . . . #bringonsummer #fieldday #7thgrade #tugofwarmatch #tugofwar #middleschoolshenanigans #middleschool #schoolcounselorsofinstagram #schoolcounselor #funtimes #bloggersconnect
8th Grade Day was full of action! I captured what I could before I was pulled to a duty station. I wanted to do Wipe Out and Wrecking Ball. A great way to end the year! . . . #schoolcounselorsofinstagram #schoolcounselor #middleschool #middleschoolshenanigans #8thgraders #8thgradeday #blowupgames #sumowrestling #wreckingball #wipeout #bloggersconnect
I will be attending high school graduation tomorrow to see some of my former lovelies receive their diploma. I look forward to this every year! I have been invited to so many graduation parties, I don’t know where to begin. It’s always good to see my middle-schoolers grow up and fulfill their dreams. I received this jewel from a former student and I got all choked up when I read it. The time and effort I put in with him has truly paid off and he actually remembered me for it. It’s not often that we know the difference we make in the lives of a child. Thank you Joey for remembering me!
"Thank you for believing in me!" I received this little jewel in my box this morning at work. Upon close examination, I was brought to tears. This is a former student of mine. Remember, I am a 7th grade school counselor. So I began working with this young man in the Fall of 2011. I can vividly remember our time together. We don't know the impact we have on children until we receive messages like this one. Sometimes we never know how much of a difference we make, but we keep doing what we know best. I'm so glad to have made a difference in your life, Joey! I am so proud of you and your accomplishments! You're headed to #Vanderbilt! See you at graduation!✨ ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ #makingadifference #littlereminders #schoolcounseling #schoolcounselor #schoolcouselorsrock #wedoitforthekids #education #offtocollege #reachhigher #reapingwhatwesow #thankful #blessed #believe #pricelessmoments #bloggersconnect #bloggersgetsocial #counselorsfollowcounselors #counselorsofinstagram #schoolcounselorsofinstagram
Marshall’s. I really need to stay out of this store. I have an addiction to Marshall’s; not shopping, just Marshall’s. I can go there two to three times a week. Sometimes, I go in with a purpose in mind. Like, I need a new shirt or need to buy a gift for someone. Other times, I just want to look and see what’s new because they get a new shipment each week. I’m not even going to tell you how many trips I made this month, but let’s just say I have spent a lot of money there.
I found these goodies this past week. I needed a gift for my cousin’s kindergarten graduation and 6th birthday and found these goodies for him. But, as fate would have it, I had to peruse the aisles and found some goodies for myself as well.
Now Memorial Day is upon us and I really think I’m just going to crash. I need to rest and give my body a break. We’ll see what happens. Until next time…have a great weekend!
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