Monday, May 05, 2008

Busy Time of the Year / Happy Mom's Day

Teacher Appreciation Month is winding down. Okay, I'm exaggerating, but it seems that way. I have 3 kids at 3 different schools - each celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at different times. Two weeks ago, it was the middle school. Last week, the junior high. This week, the elementary school.

As room mom of Son #3's kindergarten class, this Teacher Appreciation Week has me especially busy. I collected letters of appreciation written by the parents of Son #3's classmates, assembled them into a scrapbook to be presented on Wednesday. I also arranged for a class sitter on Thursday for the teachers' luncheon. The class sitter will begin working with the kids on the teacher's year-end gift.

Did I mention that I chose this week to go out of town? Well, I didn't pick it specifically because it was Teacher Appreciation Week, but I'm long overdue to visit my mother and weekends are tough since I teach religion on Sunday evenings. Last night was our last religion class for the school year so - with the exception of two sons playing baseball - I have my weekends back. YAY!

That's a round about way of saying that I'll be away from my computer (hence my blog) from May 7 through 11th.

On Sunday, I'll be having Mother's Day breakfast with my mom in Virginia and dinner with my hubby and kids in Louisiana - I feel like a jetsetter. :-)

To my fellow mom-bloggers, I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Mother's Day.


Sue said...

Enjoy your time with your mom Elle! And, Happy Mother's Day to you as well!!

Elle*Bee said...

Thanks, sue!

Shionge said...

Hey Happy Mother's Day to you too Elle :D

We have our version of Teacher's Appreciation in Singapore, it is simply called Teacher's Day. Instead of parents appreciating them, the children in school would shower teachers with gifts & cards, roses etc. Oh...and a day off for teachers & students too on 1 Sept everyyear :D

Nadine said...

Have a great trip and enjoy your Mother's day with your mom and with your family.

Elle*Bee said...

Shionge, it's actually the kids who should be honoring the teachers, but at this age level (5-6 years old), it ends up that the parents do most of the work. Many of the kids do create lovely artwork for their teachers.

It's fun to hear how things are done in other parts of the world!

Thank you, Nadine, I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day, too.