Friday, May 10, 2013

Five For Friday -- YAY!

I'm excited to be linking up for the first time ever with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday.  It is so cool to be able to look back at everyone's week from the luxury of the WEEKEND!  Wahoo!!

So here are five things from my week that I would like to share:
(1)  Teacher Appreciation Week:  Unless you were living in a cave this week, you are probably aware that it was Teacher Appreciation Week.  :)  This week, our school's PTO gave us gift cards to Jimmy Johns and our principal bought us a very yummy pizza lunch on Thursday.  It was a great week!
(2)  Mythology:  We have been studying Mythology in our literacy block and the kids have been LOVING it!  When I began teaching this last year because of Common Core, I was majorly freaked out!  I knew NOTHING about mythology.  But like all good teachers, I hunted down some "experts" on TPT and learned from them.  I am excited to pick up this goodie this week at the big sale from Fork in 4th:
(3) Biography Projects:  We have finished up our Biography research projects.  On Thursday, my kids presented their findings to the class.  They had to have a visual aid for their presentation and some of my kids got REALLY creative!
I love that Anne is holding her diary and a pencil!  So clever!
Talk about a bad hair day, Al!  And those "skinny jeans" are a bit disturbing!  :)
To earn extra credit, they could dress up like the person they studied.  One of my boys dressed up like Thomas Edison -- he even had light bulbs on his bow tie!

(4)  A Birdie Visitor:  Last weekend, I bought a beautiful red geranium for my front porch. 
When I came home THREE separate days this week, a bird had begun building a nest inside of my new plant. (Can you see it there right above my logo?)   Each day, I would carefully remove the nest because there was NO WAY I was going to be able to water it.  Well, today when I went out there, there was a new nest AND two little eggs...
So I guess now the bird won.....It can stay.  :)
(5)  PERSONAL DAY!:  Today I took a personal day just for myself. :) I took my dog Toby to the Puppy Spa for his annual summer haircut.....He was NOT pleased...But he looks SOOO cute!

Then I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some new goodies for my home office.  I am in the process of redecorating my sewing room into an office, since I seem to be blogging more than sewing, and I wanted the room to look pretty.  So here is what I found:

I think I will paint the walls a light turquoise.  It will look GREAT when it is done!

I hope you had a great week and will have an even BETTER weekend!  Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!


  1. Your puppy is adorable! What kind is he? I'm loving the goodies from Hobby Lobby - too cute! I too have found myself blogging more than sewing, so I'm going to have to find a way to merge the two in my sewing room. I'd love to see some picture of your office when you get it finished!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  2. Jennifer I love the nest in your plant! Such a determined bird too. I need some red geraniums. :-)
    Whimsy Workshop

  3. I got a Hobby Lobby gift card from my kids!! And my personal health day is coming Wednesday! Hooray! :) Happy Friday!
    ideas by jivey
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  4. Loved reading about your kids' biography project! Just found your blog through Five for Friday and am a new follower...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. Those biography projects are adorable and fun! I bet those kids will always remember those famous people!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  6. Toby looks fantastic. I love bandanas on dogs! Your biography projects look fantastic - I love dress up days. I can't believe that bird outplayed you.

    Be sure to post pictures of your office - I need some inspiration for summer projects!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  7. The biography projects are adorable. You can tell the kids really "got into them!" Yummm....Jimmy John's is one of my favorite sandwich places! :)
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  8. I love the goodies you picked up for your office! A little bit of pretty goes a long way in a space just for you:) Your puppy reminds me of my husband's springer spaniel he had when we first started dating. So cute!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  9. I love the biography project visuals!! Those are great! You never know what clever ideas kids are going to come up with!

  10. I'm so impressed with those biography projects! I *love* it when my students put their all into what they're doing.
    :) Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

  11. Love the biography projects... cute! Thanks for visiting my page and following along... I am your newest follower:)

    ~ Kimberlee ~
    iTeach 5th

  12. Hi Jennifer! So glad I found your blog from your comment on mine! I'm your newest follower!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  13. Jennifer,
    I found you through my bloggin buddy Kristy's blog 2peasandadog! I love your Five for Friday. Good for you for taking a personal day. I think as teachers we should do it more often! In 23 years I have rarely done it, but I realize that the world won't end when I am not in my classroom, and I know some great young supply teachers who could use the work! I know how you feel about the birdy in your plant, I keep having one build a nest in my awning on the deck. I cannot bring myself to move it, or disturb the eggs!
    If you get the chance, stop by and visit my blog

  14. I am so happy to see that you found a great unit on mythology! I am concentrating on a different genre a month next year and would like to delve into mythology. Thanks for the recommendation!

    I LOVE Hobby Lobby! And your puppy is too cute!


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