Winter Fair is always scheduled on the last day of school before winter break, (formerly known as Christmas Break.) It gives the students a little party atmosphere at the end of finals and the clubs on campus the opportunity to sell something and raise funds for their various endeavors. These are some of my students selling mistletoe for the Alpine Club whose advisor is Mrs. Hennings. This is a great club that goes camping and hiking throughout the year. From left to right are: Maria S., Claudia M. and Salvador M. The other two I am not familiar with but they were all doing a great job. (I bought a package; a steal for $1.00!)
Other than the winter fair I am playing bingo in my classes today. The kids have the chance to win a prize that I have put in a little bag and stapled the top so they can't tell what it is. These prizes range from little stuffed animals, to a couple of army men to penny coin rollers, to little wind up toys, etc...Little packages of things I purchase from the dollar store and split up or buy in assortment bags when my sister and I go thrift store shopping twice a year. A lot of things I get in grab bags at yard sales and estate sales or in the discount bins at Michael's craft stores or Target. It's a lot of fun! Some kids are very competitive and get serious about the game. One kid was really getting into the game and I said, "Lighten up, it's just a game, for heaven's sake!" He just smiled and replied "Heaven's got nothing to do with it!" He just happened to win the next round and was rewarded with some army men. He was happy as long as he won!
So, today is the last day of the semester. Once classes are over, I will input grades and be done until January 13th. Wow! I can't believe it will be 2015 soon. I'm not planning on posting over winter break but I want to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas (or happy whatever holiday you celebrate, even if it is just a "me" day.) I'm hoping to get a lot of rest and get some reading done. I'm attending a quilt retreat with my daughter, Jennifer, and my daughter in law, Joscelyn. We three, and 18 other quilters, mostly women, get together, away from home, and laugh and sew and eat and talk and sew and talk and eat and talk...you get the idea.
Enjoy the holidays and I will be back, rested and ready to go (let's hope the students are!) in January. Thank you for following my blog. You may want to check out my other blog at stitchinglifetogether.blogspot.com