Friday, January 30, 2015

My Favorite Part of Catholic Schools Week: Talent Show

Linking up with Andrea, Narci, and Erika for Friday Favorites.

It's ALMOST over!

Don't get me wrong.  I love Catholic Schools Week.  But it is exhausting!

Today was "Dress Like Your Dream Job."  I love being a teacher, but I decided today I also needed to be a princess.

I dug my wedding day tiara out of the closet and "bumped" my hair up into a princess do.

I love my tiara!  I wish I had more reasons to wear it!

Evan dressed as a soccer player.  Hudson did as well, but I didn't get any photos of him in his soccer gear.  You can see pictures like that on this blog every weekend!

Dream job for one of the little girls at my school.  She looks so cute!

It's a bad photo, but I snapped this of my 8th graders practicing for their Talent Show skit.  We write a 10 minute skit making fun of the teachers and kids in the class.  So time consuming, but so worth it when we get the big laughs from the audience.

The kids take Spanish from Sister Olvido.  She is a strict older nun who means business but loves those kids fiercely.  The 8th grade girl who played Sr. Olvido in the play stole. the. show!  I've never seen the nuns laugh so hard!

Best line ever: "It's okay.  Nobody is perfect...except God, and Sister Olvido is #2!"  (Apparently, Sr. Olvido actually says that to the kids!  I die!)

Sometimes 8th graders don't listen...and my face looks like this.

These two nuts swapped clothes and dressed like each other for the day for their dream job.  They crack me up!

I think Miss Drew was dying inside while she wore Miss Solinsky's beanie!

Miss Solinsky captured Miss Drew's posing style perfectly!

Sometimes, people hate it when I take pictures of them.  Like Adam the Custodian.  He refused to look at me!

Besides dressing like your dream job, today was also Teacher Swap Day where all the teachers go to a different grade to teach a fun lesson.  I got 4th grade and we did a Lego activity using patience and teamwork.  The kids seemed to enjoy it.

This is the first time in years that I haven't swapped into one of my boys' classrooms.  It was kind of nice seeing a different group than usual.

As if Dream Job and Teacher Swap wasn't enough fun for the day, we all went back to school at night to watch the Talent Show.  I was organizing the event with Coach Washington, so I was a little busy.  It turned out pretty great!

The teachers got on stage to do a routine to the Evolution of Dance.  We danced to about 20 different songs.  The crowd loved it, especially when we did Gangnam Style!

Chipotle after the Talent Show for the win.

It felt soooooo good to get home and get my hair out of my tiara.  I'm kinda liking the soft waves.

Morning to night.  It's been a really long day.

But Talent Show is my favorite part of Catholic Schools Week.  I'm blessed to work at my school, and I am so thankful my kids attend there as well.


  1. Love these pics of you and your day! You look great btw!

  2. How fun! You're a pretty lady minus the tiara!!!! Have a nice weekend :)

  3. Glad to have found your blog! I teach Catholic School also! Lots of our activities this week had to be postponed and rescheduled because of 2 snow days but we still had a nice week! The talent show is a great idea! Have a good weekend...relax!! LOL

    1. I love Catholic Schools Week as well, but I don't think I could handle it going across the weekend! I'm exhausted! Kids had a blast, though.