Friday, August 23, 2013

Five For Friday {August 24, 2013}

I hope you had a great week!  I don't know what it's like where you live, but it's easy to see that the days are getting shorter.  Now when I get up in the morning, it is dark.  That's good though because I get to see the sun rise. This morning's was a beauty!

Looking back at my week with Doodlebugs Teaching and Five for Friday.
In honor of our last day of summer school, we all took a field trip to the beach for a morning of swimming fun.  It was a perfect morning...the sun was bright, the breeze was refreshing, and being around the water was so relaxing.

Last weekend was the Kenosha County Fair.  We went on Saturday my husband could eat "Fair Food."  (Just the sound of it sends me running for a piece of fruit, I tell ya!)  Here we are taking a break and people watching...which is SO FUN at the fair!
Visiting the chicken barn is my favorite!  Who knew there were so many different kind of chickens???  I loved them all!  :v)

On Wednesday, my summer school class got to do some cooking with veggies that were grown in the school garden.  We tried some new foods and recipes -- Ratatouille, Spaghetti Squash and Cucumber Salad.  It was all yummy!

I was excited to find some fresh veggies ready to be picked and eaten in my own garden this week!  We enjoyed fresh sweet corn and salsa with our own tomatoes.  Delish!

I don't know if you have any teenage girls living in your house, but my daughter is absolutely IN LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with One Direction.  Last weekend, she found a 1D display at Office Depot and took about 50 photos on my iPhone of herself with the boys.  Then this morning, she flew out of bed to see them on the Today Show. be young again....(It really gets her going when I tell her that I think they all need haircuts.  :v)

I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!


  1. How fun that you get to cook with your summer school kids, and that your school has a garden! That is awesome!

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  2. What a fun way to spend the last week of summer school. I'm sure it's nice to have a beach nearby.

    Have a great weekend!


  3. How funny! My daughter took one at our Office Depot too! So cute! I love people watching too...I can only imagine what great images you saw at the fair!
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  4. Your school garden looks fantastic!! I have two daughters, but they're 6 and 4 so we're still in the Fresh Beat Band stage. Dreading the teenage years since I was a handful for my own mother. Payback is coming...

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  5. Your garden veggies look delish! Nothing beats fresh sweet corn and homemade salsa :)

  6. Your summer school garden looks like a lot of fun! I am sure your students loved it! I saw One Direction on the Today Show today, I can only imagine if your daughter is like all those screaming teen girls!

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  7. Those vegetables look delicious! I have just found my obsession with Spaghetti Squash. YUM!!! And 1D- oh boy. I remember the feeling with NSYNC. I probably would still be that way if they reunited. LOL!
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  8. What fun to be able to cook with your class with vegetables from their garden! The Office Depot near me had such a massive One Direction display that I felt violated when I turned the corner:). Larger than life cardboard stand ups of the group and all of them individually. Oh it made me laugh!

  9. Last year my students LOVED One Direction! This year they are all over them! I couldn't believe it, knowing how much they loved them last year!

  10. Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you again for telling me I was a "no reply blogger". (Although I have no idea how I reverted back to that.)

    I hope you are enjoying the weekend!



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