Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea
Linking up with Mrs. 4444 at Half Past Kissin' Time!
~  Last week (or maybe the week before), Joyce asked about having guests over the holidays.  I didn't think we were going to have any, but MS brought home a guest:

So much for my "no rodents in the house" rule.  Pepper checks the room about 10 times/day to see if it's still there.

~  Sunday, the company CH works for had their Christmas Party.  They rotate between an adult party and a family party; this year was the family party.  We had lunch at a restaurant on the river, then a train ride in a coal train.  There was a painted bear right before we boarded, and there were decorations in all of the little nooks & crannies:
~  On Monday & Tuesday, my students made these cute little candy canes while they were working on their targets:
I can't take the credit for the idea, although I can't believe I didn't think of this myself!

~  Wednesday, I saw this as I was walking into school:
Cute, huh?  One of my students came to Speech with this:
~  One of my students told me that I was the best Speech Teacher in the whole world.  He should know...he's had 3 of them and he's only in 1st grade!  I told him that was the best Christmas Present I could ever ask for.

~ Yesterday was the blood drive for our SRO who is undergoing treatments for leukemia.  We have a lot of rejects at one of my schools, thankfully I wasn't one of them!  And, as an added bonus, we were given a choice to decline the t-shirt and donate 9 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank instead!  So, the SRO and the community wins!

~Today's prompt for Susan's Photo Challenge is "Hippopotamus".  Let me just say this:  I have an awesome group of teachers that I work with.  Teachers who don't question why your asking if they have hippos, they just give you not one, but three: 
Mission accomplished!


  1. Ha-you did good with the prompt. I skipped today because I wanted to join in the holiday home tour. Plus I don't have any hippos!

  2. That "hippopotamus" challenge would be a toughie ... luckily, you have a great group of teachers ... one of whom came through. ;-)

    I like the fact that you all were given a choice to decline the T-shirt and donate meals to the food bank instead.

  3. Love the hippos. There's something majestic and cuddly about them. Granted I wouldn't want to met them in the forest or anything, but still, hippos are cute.

    Happy Friday!

  4. That's awesome!!! LOL! I love the hippo family. So glad you are playing along. Have a fabulous day. Blessings, SusanD

  5. Hippos? That's an interesting one. I'm impressed that you managed to find some!

  6. How nice that they let you donate meals instead of a tshirt. Unfortunately I'm one of the rejects. I've been told don't try again because I kept passing out immediately. Maybe I should try again.

  7. Loved the coal train pictures. How fun was that. Loved the meal donation instead of a shirt. That was very special.

  8. I was hippo less. It is nice that your students appreciate you work.

  9. I remember your party post from last year. Did you all go on the wrong night?!

  10. Patty: I meant to say something about that! Yes, we actually made it on the right day this year!

  11. I have one hippo that I would have let you use too if you asked.

    Stopping by from Friday Fragments.

  12. Fun houseguest!!
    Sounds like a fun party. We have a dinner tonight with my husbands office.
    So how does the hippopotamus fall into Christmas?
    Giving blood is always a blessing and how awesome to donate the 9 meals.
    Have a great weekend.

  13. Awww...students can make you feel so good sometimes!!!


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