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First and Last

Today is our last day of school. 180 days went by in a flash. We have a day of awards, cleaning the classroom and a retirement party. Tonight we plan to celebrate the beginning of summer break as a family by going out for fancy burgers and milkshakes.

I remember this picture being taken like it happened last week…


Maddison…4th Grade


  • Maddi played basketball this year from October-March. She had such a good season.
  • She completely ROCKED her state testing this spring and loved taking the tests (she did not get this from me).
  • Maddi found the “Little House…” series of books and is in love and wants to read them all this summer.
  • She finally found a good group of friends this year and has settled in really great.
  • She has her first year of 4-H under her belt and took a market steer to the fair.
  • Maddi won an award for being the most organized (wonder where she got that from?!?!)  and also having the best attitude about doing work.
  • She is looking most forward to having a locker next year!
  • She wants to be a life guard when she grows up and my aid when she is in middle school.

Guy…1st Grade


  • Guy played football and baseball this year.
  • He really wants a motorcycle to race.
  • Guy grew so much in reading and writing this year.
  • He does not like studying for his spelling tests.
  • Guy now outweighs Maddi (which he is so proud of).
  • His favorite memory from the school year was being bat boy at his cousin’s baseball game.
  • His favorite part of school this year was playing kickball at recess.
  • Guy had perfect attendance this year!



  • I just wrapped up our third year of full day kindergarten and my fifth year of teaching at my school (8th year total teaching).
  • I won the Seattle Mariner/ESPN Teacher of the Week award and got to watch the Mariners in a suite at Safeco.
  • Today is the last day that Tara and I will be teaching together…she is seriously my right arm and I will miss her so much next year.
  • I had the smallest class I have ever had this year with 17 students and it was magical.
  • Our favorite read aloud book in Kindergarten was B.J. Novak’s “The Book with No Pictures”.
  • Flossing is better than dabbing and fidget spinners.

We had a great school year and are ready to enjoy summer!


10 thoughts on “First and Last

  1. The kids have grown up so much! That is awesome that maddie did great on her state test! And wow that guy had perfect attendance!! Today is our last day of school and we are so ready for summer.

  2. Jenna you all had a great year!! I hope your summer is just as good! I can’t wait to follow along here on your summer fun!!!

  3. Wow! Your kids grew sooo much this year! I am so happy for Maddi and that she is starting to find her way. Sweet girl. And oh Guy Bird. I just love that kid!

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