Looking forward, looking back.

I'm EXHAUSTED. Like in every possible sense of the word - physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually - exhausted.

It's been a long, hard term, and I have NEVER been so glad to get to the holidays before in my life.

But I made it - it is now officially the holidays.  Two glorious weeks of NOTHING.  I have nothing planned, and I plan on doing nothing too.  Sure I'll go for a walk most days - once I'm given the all clear by my physio, and I'll see some friends, and I might try and develop that coffee addiction most teachers talk about.  For those of you in America, this is our "Spring Break" - it's just definitely not the kind of weather we would be heading to the beach in!

So here is what the week looked liked with my Five for Friday (on Sunday night).  Check out DoodleBugs Teaching to see how everyone else's week panned out.

We started out recycled art project last week.  I'm pretty sure I've not told you guys about it yet, but if I have sorry!! All the weeks are melding into one, especially since I've been absent from here for a while.
Anyway, the idea is that we have this MASSIVE, and crazy heavy, piece of wood - I think it's MDF - and we have painted it.  Next term we are going to use milk bottle and fizzy bottle tops to create a picture to represent our school.  Not exactly sure on what this will look like just yet, so watch this space!

Ok so this one is a bit old, but last week Rod Dixon came to our school as part of his Kids Marathon. Rod Dixon is an Olympic gold medalist in the marathon, and has also won the NY marathon.  He now lives in California promoting healthy eating, and living for children.  A film crew came and we were all on TV.  Check it out here.  If this video doesn't work you can watch it here.

On the last day of term we had our house competition.  All the kids dressed in their house colours (GO GREEN) and we had a tabloid afternoon.  The kids with me played musical statues while we listened to Footloose. Great day.

Hokianga! - We came a very close second

Waitemata - The winners on the day



Well the holidays officially started at 3pm on Friday afternoon.  So yesterday my BFF and I went out for lunch and commiserated celebrated the fact that we survived yet another term!  After the yummiest lunch I've had in a long time - we checked out the secondhand book store next door, then went to our/my favourite shop LookSharp.

Yummy Salad!!

Followed nicely by a cold glass of L'n'P (apparently if you combine 1 part coke, with 2 parts sprite you can get a similar drink)

Saw these books - It's amazing what publishers will print!

Then had a sword fight in the store before a shop worker came round the corner hehe

Just in case you didn't realise, it's nearly Easter... hmmm
Today I've had a great day hanging out at home.  I'm enjoying the slower pace of the countryside, and am looking forward to spending some quality time with my family and some friends!!

Who wouldn't love her!!  Ollie is an awesome dog.

I was so tired while driving home yesterday that this rainbow made me cry!  Along with the other 15 times throughout the 3 hour drive.

I love my parents place - the blossoms and tulips are all out and it looks amazing.
And now I'm going to share a Peek at my Week with Mrs Laffin's Laughings.  Yes I know I've already said that I'm going to do nothing, and while that is true there are a few things on my to-do list these holidays.

My holiday to do list
  1. Sleep in every day until at least 8am
  2. Go for a walk - if you feel like it
  3. Do some baking
  4. Have coffee with friends
Not very long, not very detailed.  Just perfect.

The E-Z Class


  1. I LOVE all of your pictures. You sure do need a holiday. Thanks for sharing those crazy book titles. Your plans sound perfect. Heather

    1. Thanks Heather! I'm enjoying doing nothing so far. Just watching Dr Phil this afternoon, and might take a nap soon!

  2. It DOES sound perfect!! I hope you enjoy your break and find the peace and rest that you need. :)

    Thanks for linking up!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'm the only one home here during the day so it's nice and quiet!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Mary!! I hope you have a great week :)

  4. Now I'm hungry after reading your post, Erin! Happy Holidays! My March Break is only one week... Have a great week! :)
    Grade 4 Buzz

    1. hehe, I'm a bit hungry now too!! I'm glad it's two weeks, only one would definitely NOT be long enough!!
      Have a great week yourself :)


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