A Cute Craft, A School Bus Story, and a Winner!

In honor of my husband and his love for football, I decided to make a little Super Bowl buddy!  Use him to help your students predict the outcome of this year's Super Bowl!  Or, create your own football buddy in YOUR team colors, and write about your prediction for next year's Super Bowl win! ;)
This cutie {plus writing prompts} can be found on TpT and Teacher's Notebook!

Today was a fun day.  I took my littles on a field trip!  I love field trips :) Except for.... the bus ride.  I have a couple school bus horror stories, but I will only share one.

To make a long, horrifying story short:  Once, on the way home, our bus driver decided to stop in the middle of a four-lane highway.  Yes, I said stop.  In the middle of a FOUR-LANE HIGHWAY.  With tractor trailers whizzing by.  And then he tried to get out of the bus.  Yes, I said out of the bus.

I was screaming, my teacher friend was screaming, and one of the parents in front who realized what was going on was screaming.  "You can't STOP here!  GO!  Oh my God, drive!!  You're going to get us killed!!"

The driver only spoke Italian.  No one on the bus spoke Italian.  I think he forgot how to get back to school?  I don't know.  Finally we somehow convinced him to get back on the bus and keep on moving.  But the entire time all I could picture was the 6:00 news story that could have been.

*Sigh*  Does anyone else have a school bus horror story to share?

And last but certainly NOT least..... Thank you to everyone who entered my 400 follower giveaway!  You're amazing :)  Unfortunately, there can only be one winner:
I'll be contacting you, girl!


Courtney Bartlett said...

Oh my goodness! I would be freaking out too. Your football player is the cutest thing ever. I want my kiddos do a UT one in orange and white.

Swimming into Second

Amanda at Learn, Laugh, Grow said...

Hello from your newest follower!! :) I love your blog design!


Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

WHY would ANYONE stop in the middle of the highway?????

LOVE that little football guy!!!

The Teachers’ Cauldron

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

First of all, LOVE the superbowl craftivity! Second, at Beth's building today one of the teachers tried to beat the bus out of the parking lot and lost. No real damage and no one hurt, but pretty funny and embarassing none the less. Have a great rest of your day!

Lisa :)
Made In The Shade In Second Grade

Hadar said...

You seriously are my favorite person! Come move to CA and teach with me!!

Laura said...

Oh, my! I'm so excited! Thank you! Thank you! Love the football player and that story, goodness!!!

Peace, Love and First Grade

Sara said...

My Hubs is a football lover too...maybe I should make this with him instead of my class? :) That sounds like an AWFUL day! I think I would have had a heart attack! Glad everything is ok!

Kindergarten is A Hoot

Allyson said...

Cute ideas! I love those little football players. We had a bus back into our car once...in the parking lot. Someone threw someone else's purse out the window and instead of sending the kid 50 feet to get it he BACKED UP...not so fun.


Edana said...

OHMYWORD!!!! I can't imagine how scary that was for you, with such precious cargo....SUPER glad to know your all ok! God is good :D

Color Me Kinder

Jodi said...

I love the football guy!
We're buzzing with Super Bowl excitement around her since we're in Indiana and only an hour from Indianapolis ;)

Fun In First

Mrs. Wheeler said...

LOVE him!!!!!!!!!! I am obsessed with your $1.00 craft patterns!


Primary Junction said...

Oh my gosh, I love it! This is adorable, and my boys will LOVE it. Your craft patterns are too cute!

Your bus story gave me chills. Field trips are fine, but I HATE the bus rides. I'd rather walk. Ha. The kids are always wild and usually there's always a bus driver who doesn't know where to go. I've certainly been on trips where I thought we were going to wreck, but I've never had a bus driver stop in the middle of the road and get out. Wow! Glad yall' are OK!

Primary Junction

Rachelle said...

these football players are SO CUTE! I'm headed over to TPT to grab it!!


Miss Foote said...

Oh my word this is so cute and has been repinned a LOT!

Chickadee Jubilee

Lisa at Stories From Second said...

So precious! Last year as we were leaving for our field trip, we spent the night at the zoo, the tornado sirens started going off. Talk about a some stressed out teachers, parents and principals! Of course, nothing as bad as your story! So glad this year's trip went much better!

applesandabcs said...

This is adorable!!!

Apples and ABC's

It's a Crafty Life said...

Seriously cute! Love this idea, and I'm sure the kids will too!

Kelley Cirrito said...

I tagged you girlie Come check it out! :)

Sara S. said...

I've tagged you in a post too - come check it out!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

Tag! You're it my friend! Come check it out :) Have a great day!

Lisa :)
Made In The Shade In Second Grade

Kat said...

Very fun activity, sure to be a big hit with the kids!

*hugs* Kat

Ashley said...

Hey Mrs. Cupcake! I have picked you to be next in a game of tag going around in blogland. Head over to my blog to check it out!


Stacy said...

TAG....your it!! Head over to see what I mean and join in the fun!
2nd Grade Paradise

Heather's Heart said...

I love your football guy! Everything about you is just cute and sweet!

Heather's Heart

Kristin Young said...

That is adorable!!! :)


Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

i love that football guy! so CUTE! i love him so much i blogged about him! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a ride! I love your football guy!

Tania Knapp said...

We made them today! They are soooooooo adorable :)
I had hubby research the exact unifor colors (so OCD). The boys were so excited to tell me all about football!!
I wish I could send a pic.....no blog :(

amy.lemons said...

Love the little football guy! So stinkin cute :)

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