Friday, May 6, 2011

142-150: Mass update with not a lot of excitement

Oh my goodness! I know it has been a while but my skirt has left the building again, Pal.

On Saturday, May 14th, my school is hosting the 4th Annual Sapulpa Truck Touch from 10am-2pm. I am one of the people in charge of the event this year! AAHHHHH. I now know there is a reason I don’t like to be in charge of big things. Lots of decisions, questions, and issues arise when in charge. But there will be a lot of exciting things happening that day! The LifeFlight Helicopter is scheduled to land at 11 am (weather permitting). The Tulsa Bomb Squad is doing a presentation at noon. There will be lots of different vehicles to explore and climb aboard. New this year will be SIX different inflatables sponsored by 4 schools in our district. You can buy a $10 wrist band that allows children to jump ALL day!!! There will be concessions, prizes, and contests. We have also partnered up with Oklahoma Blood Institute and will be having a blood drive on their bloodmobile. The whole day will be benefiting OHP Captain Green's Scholarship Fund and Team Isaac.


In preparation for involving the kids in the blood drive I looked up some facts about donating:
• Every 3 seconds someone needs blood.

• Shortages of all types of blood occur during the summer and winter holidays.
• Blood donation takes four steps: medical history, quick physical, donation, and snacks.
• Children being treated for cancer, premature infants, and children having heart surgery need blood and platelets from donors of all types.
• Since a pint is a pound, you lose a pound every time you donate blood.
• There is no substitute for human blood.
• It's about Life.
• Just one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three people's lives.
• The average adult has 10 pints of blood in his or her body.
• One unit of blood is roughly the equivalent of one pint
• Blood makes up about 7% of your body's weight
• If all blood donors gave 2 to 4 times a year, it would help prevent blood shortages.
• Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people.

We are getting closer to wrapping up the school year! I cannot believe I have almost finished my 5th year of teaching {when did I go and grow up?} And, my first year of teaching kindergarten!?!

Currently, we are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Several of my students have appreciated me with kind words and small tokens of appreciation.

We are also preparing for our kindergarten program. I am not a huge fan of doing programs, at all, so I am glad we are just singing a handful of songs and being done with it.

Then we will be preapring for our zoo trip on the 19th.

On a note about our chicks: I don’t have any. I have candled my eggs and none of them appear to be fertilized. I mean, a man, or rooster in this case, has one job. The silly bird can’t even get it done. I may go buy some chicks just to ease the disappointment of my friends and because I really wanted to have some chicks for a bit. We’ll see.

I am off to sleepy land. When my skirt finds its way home, I hope to be more informative.