Thursday, May 1, 2014


59 days to go!

Things are rolling right along in the countdown to retirement.  I spent some time after school yesterday cleaning out my office. I'm going to attack one shelf at a time in order to make space for the new tenant and clear out old materials. I'm enjoying the process finding hidden treasures that I had forgotten about.
 I found a large folder full of notes from students, one from Kazi and several from staff - I thought I would photograph them so I can "keep" them forever :)

 A  nice stack of memories!
 I found some CDs with student photos from over the years - glad I kept them!
 some CD sleeves...
 a flash drive I never got around to using - no excuse not to back up my photos now!
 I ADORE CLIPBOARDS! Must be a teacher thing, I don't know. I use one every single day at school and I can think of many uses for it once I retire...
A nice package of folders...
 and a "desk free" hanging organizer with case -  I think this will help me keep all of my genealogy materials organized...
 I always kept a few lighters at school for lighting candles on the dozens of birthday cakes I've made over the years. I found several so thought I could bring one home..
 Have I ever told you that Staples is one of my favourite stores?? Love these jazzy binder clips..
 and these colourful ones...
Two locks that strangely still have keys intact! You can't imagine how many locks I've gone through over the years. Instead of combination locks I provide my students with key locks. That way they can be independent using their lockers. However, many times the key gets locked inside the locker :( so that means snipping the lock off and replacing it with a new one.

That's it for today - tomorrow is Friday and you know what that means - IT'S FUN DAY!! I rented a movie, we're making popcorn and our Best Buddies are coming to visit us.

I think I might miss Fridays...


  1. I love your stack of memories because behind every note is a little person whose life you touched...

  2. I agree! You've certainly made a difference to those around you. Kudos to you and all the other teachers like you that make a big difference in the lives of the families :)


  3. Awww, beautiful notes! I too keep one sweet note I got from an employee's husband (dear Mrs Joann passed away), and it always brings a smile to my face.

  4. You should frame some of the best notes and hang it in your PEI home where you will see it every day!

  5. I love, love, love the notes. Wow, you used your life to make a difference in so many people's lives. How many people can say they accomplished so much.


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