Monday, June 13, 2011

School's Out!

Last Day!
This past Thursday was our last day of school, this one particularly bittersweet because it was Bria's very last day at Elementary School.  I'm still in a bit of denial concerning the whole middle school thing, but I suppose I have the whole summer to get used to it.  Maybe.

We lucked out this year with wonderful teachers.

Chloe and Mrs. G.
Chloe and Mrs. G

Bria and Mrs. T.
Bria and Mrs. T.  (I know I've mentioned it a few times before, but Bria's teacher was particularly wonderful.  Bria lost a lot of confidence in school last year and Mrs. T did so much to bring it back and make Bria love school again.  I will be forever grateful.)

Teacher Gift
Here is what we gave for teacher gifts this time:  A bag full of chocolate!  I made the cards with a new set of stamps I recently bought from Stampin' up.

Part of the last day of school was the Fifth Grade Banner Presentation.  This is where the entire class is presented with a banner that will hang in the school, and a small one of their own.  Yes, I cried.

The Banner
The Banner.

Banner Presentation
Getting a hug from Mrs. T.

Banner Presentation
Receiving the banner from the Principal.

Banner Presentation
Look how grown up she is!

Finally, not to leave Miss Sophia out, even though her last day of school was nearly a month ago...she's graduated from Preschool and will be moving on to Kindergarten.  It's a big year for us.

Sophia had two teachers:

Mrs F.

Sophia and Mrs. F
and Mrs. G.

Sophia and Mrs. G

And now for summer....we're just getting started today with our summer schedule.  I have so much to blog about....perhaps I'll get to it soon.

Happy Monday, and more importantly, Happy Summer!
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. Bria is going to be in middle school!?? Say it isn't so! Wow. Well, I am happy that you get to join Summer now and have some carefree days & hopefully less busy for you guys! Love you.

  2. Our last day of school is this Wednesday. I'm feeling kind of emotional about the whole thing.

  3. What a great year! Now let the summer fun begin!

  4. That's a fun litle tradition!

  5. Enjoy summer! I love your new header.

  6. Have a great summer. Good teachers always save the day. :)

  7. I wish I would have thought to get pictures of my kids with their teachers!

    Yay for summertime!

  8. Chloee gets one week break and then we head into summer school. I think that makes me VERY happy!
    Love the pics with their teachers. And the girls will be grateful you have them

  9. Good kids = good teachers, so that's saying something for you as well. Also, our summer schedule only lasted 72 hours. I'm now remembering that we should really get back on that...

  10. Happy Summer! I hope it's great, I've been wanting to go Letterboxing again and every time I do, I think of you. Thanks again for the info.

    I love the gift bags with chocolate.:)

    And seriously, I will cry too next year when Zoe finishes 5th grade and goes on to Middle School... I can't really even think about it and it's a whole year away.

    Isn't the best when your kids have wonderful teachers? What a difference they can make. I have never forgotten some of the wonderful teachers from my own life, they are truly life-changing.