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Sunday 5 August 2012

A birthday, a performance and 50 followers!

Wow!  Leave the blog world for a week or so and so much happens!
First I would like to share a couple of pics with you.  I have had a HUGE week both at home and at school.
After spending some much needed family time together I was back into school with our Book Week Parade.  I also had my 40th birthday on the same day so essentially I had a huge whole school fancy dress party.

 Here I am as the Evil Queen
Apple anyone?

Here is my class all dressed up!  Unlucky for Snow White to be in my class!
We all had a fun day and I even made apple cupcakes for the staff (I thought it was funny!) and made chocolate cupcakes for my class.  

The other big event that we had the very next day was performing for Education Week.  We joined other public schools at the local shopping centre to perform 2 songs using sign language.  We sang "The Rainbow Song" and " The Wheels on the Bus."  Many of the students and myself have only started learning sign language this year as we have a little girl in our class who is profoundly deaf amongst other challenges, see my post about her here.  
I was SOOOOO proud of them!  We had a huge crowd and we sang unaccompanied by music so it was really up to them to make sure they sang loud and proud.  To top it off there were a few members of the deaf community in the audience so I was really nervous that they wouldn't do the right signs.  In fact I was so nervous that when my principal asked me to introduce them I felt so nauseous I couldn't speak and she had to introduce them.  Don't get me wrong I wouldn't have been half as nervous if it was just me up there, but these kids were 7 and 8 yrs old and like I said it was a huge crowd!  

I was so impressed with how they performed I took them all for an ice cream afterwards, they had really earned it.  I'm sure if you ask them they will tell you that was the best part. (;

To top everything off I reached 50 followers while I was away, so I am having a 20% off sale at my TpT store, for the next 4 days!  So get in and get a bargain, I always price my items fairly low so you might even get a super bargain!

Well getting ready for another big week at school, and a big thank you to all those who left comments of support.


  1. Congratulations on the 'Big 5-0 (bloggy followers that is, not the birthday number). Enjoy the coming school week...

  2. You are the best teacher EVER Tan! What a week! Well done to the kiddies on their star performance. I'm sure Evil Queen had to tone down the evil after that :)

  3. What fun! You looked lovely!

    It is lovely to find another Aussie blog!


    1. Thanks Alison, it is great to support fellow Aussies and I am your newest follower!

  4. What a huge week! You look gorgeous, by the way! We are having our book week parade in a couple of weeks. I'm thinking of going as Camilla Cream from David Shannon's "A Bad Case of the Stripes". Camilla spends most of the time in her PJ's, so really it's just an excuse to go to school comfortable!

    Congratulations to your and your kiddos on their performance!

    Down Under Teacher

    1. Thanks Kylie, who doesn't love book week right! Looking forward to seeing you in your PJ's. I have to admit to being a bit of a glamour puss, so love any excuse to get out the finery (;