Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Shari and the Survivor

Who is Shari? I'll get to that in a minute... I am the survivor. I'm all for spreadin' Valentine's Day cheer and giving flowers and chocolate, but it should be illegal to celebrate Valentine's Day and the 100th day of school ON THE SAME DAY, right?

Oh my goodness...we exchanged cards, I announced my favorite thing about why each child is special to me, we ate pink sherbet (I don't even know if we are allowed to do that anymore - but we did and it was yummy), we opened our Valentines and then we spent the rest of the day doing 100 tons of 100th day fun (at least that's what it seemed like to me). And what does Wilma the Worrier do while kids are enjoying a day of FUN? I walked around feeling a little freaked out that I was missing my reading groups, writer's workshops and math time. Not because I don't want to kids to have fun...but because the ipad patrol will be making rounds soon and there I was dishing out sherbet and wearing Shari on my shoulder. Here's the "who is Shari?" part...Shari was a gift I received first thing this morning from a former student.

Here she is...

She is a "shoulder buddy" that I was instructed to stick on my shoulder with a magnet.  I LOVE the little girl who gave her to me (so I put it her on right away) and the fact that she must not have thought that my big nose was going to hit Shari's mohawk each time I turned to the left makes me love her (the student) even more.  I don't know if Shari is a chicken or a troll, but now that she spent the day listening to everything I mumbled under my breath... I think I will keep her (to protect the evidence).

On a more serious note, I've been wrappin' up my presentation for the Everything's Primary Virtual Teaching Expo.  I'm excited to hear the other presentations! You can read more about the presenters/topics by clicking here.  Tickets are available for only $14.95 and you can watch the presentations online at your convenience.  I hope you'll consider joining us.


I'm exhausted.  Shari and I are goin' to bed.


  1. What a day you had! At least you survived! :-) What's the iPad patrol...?!? I would love to hear more about it! I am also looking forward to your presentation!!!

  2. 100th Day AND Valentine's Day??? I would lose it.

    And your Shari story was so funny! I was dying laughing about whether Shari is a chicken or a troll!!!! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  3. My 100th day is Thursday!! busssyyyy!

    Shari is hilari. (hilarious, I know, it was bad)


  4. Sounds like your class had a great valentine's day & 100th day...thank goodness my 100th day was 15 days ago :)... I love the 'chicken troll'!

  5. Do not know how you combined Valentine's with 100th day. YIKES!
    I do not the ipad patrol. Do I have to watch out for them now??!!
    Shari is ridiculous. Cute, that is. Ridiculously cute. Love her. :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  6. We had 100th Day and Valentine's yesterday too! It was crazy. I hope that never happens again!

  7. Love Shari! Who is the iPad patrol?!

  8. 100th Day AND Valentine's Day together! Wow! You deserve a day off!!

    Fun In First

  9. I'm so excited for the Everything's Primary Expo! I was lucky enough to win a free ticket and I am counting the days until the 25th. Can't wait to see your presentation!

  10. Oh em gee {as one of my girls would say} I love Shari! How cute!!

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  11. Oh no, 100th day and valentines day? Yikes! Sounds like you made it, though :)

    Shari is adorable! Too cute!

    Teachery Tidbits

  12. Haha too cute!!! At my school last year the 100th day fell on Valentine's day..

    Shari made me smile :)


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  14. We had both on the same day, too. Tiring? Yep! But I liked it! We have school-wide centers. Sounds crazy but we are only a K-1 school with 8 of us.

    Just followed you! Cute blog!


  15. I cannot imagine having Valentine's Day and 100 day being the same day. I love the cute little gifts the kids give. Shari is so adorable. What is the Everything's Primary expo?

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