Raise your hand if…

Raise your hand if May is crazy busy for you!  I know it seems almost worse than the holidays for me!  School gets out tomorrow and there are so many things still to do…putting my classroom away for 2 months and getting it organized in the process is on the top of my list!  I feel like I’ve neglected my blog for awhile…I’ve just been too busy!  I’m getting lots of of fun posts ready and working on some ideas for sharing with you during the summer….kind of like I did last summer.

Anyway…here’s what I’ve been up to that’s kept me away…

1) Teaching 🙂  There are so many things to wrap up at the end of the year…I come home exhausted every night.

2) Exercise…I’ve been working out 2 days a week with our fabulous, amazing gym teacher.  He is trained in CrossFit–like aerobics mixed with boot camp–very intense, but I’ve got some nice looking shoulders, arms, and thigh muscles…couldn’t be happier about it, but it wears a girl out!  I’ve lost about 15 pounds since February, so I’m hoping to keep it up this summer.  I just ordered some kettlebell DVD’s on Amazon and will be working out with those during the summer.

3) My son’s birthday!  I can’t believe he’s 10 already!  I’m going to do my next post about his birthday party and all the fun we had!

4) The Indy 500–I was asked to attend the Indy 500 with one of my sweet students this year–her dad is a driver in the race!!  We were able to sit in their family suite and had an AMAZING time!  I was so glad to be able to share in that experience with her–but I have no idea how to say thank you to her family for allowing my family to attend–my son said it was the best birthday present ever!


This was our view for the race…Oh My Goodness!! Right over the famous Yard of Bricks!!  Incredible! 🙂IMG_1988

The Birthday Boy’s Birthdate in lights!IMG_1999The front straightaway looking down towards turn 1!!  We were able to go out on to the Pagoda balcony to watch the race from there. AMAZING!!  An incredible day we won’t soon forget!! 🙂


About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on May 29, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Love My Kinders

    Only other Kindergarten Teachers can fully understand how crazy it is this time of year for K teachers. We want to hold out families close, but have so many loose ends at school to complete, with more unexpected things/requests “falling from the sky” into our laps, daily. Kindergarten Teachers have manipulatives to care for and organize and keep “busy hands happy hands” up to the last minute of the school year. Our assessments require more 1:1 time and the heat makes focus of attention even more challenging for our little ones. We really must love our jobs and have a passion for our children and their learning experiences to do this every year. Guess we wouldn’t have it any other way…


  2. Kristen I was excited to see your post about exercise.
    please tell me about your DVDs. I have lost 9 pounds but have more to go and need to exercise!!


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