Friday, September 13, 2013

Five for Friday {September 13, 2013}

It's Friday, which means it's time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the very fun Five for Friday linky party!
I don't know about you, but by the time Friday night rolls around, my brain has turned to mush.  Thank goodness I have my Photo Stream from my iPhone to help me remember what I did this week.  :)

This week, we finished our hallway display for goal setting.  Students traced their arms, decorated them with things that are important to them, and then decided on a goal for this year.  We call this display "Reaching for Our Goals".  The cool part is that all of the 4th and 5th grade hallway participated in this project so all you see when you walk down our hall are our students' colorful arms and their goals.  Love it!
Love this one!
This student was in my class last year and she was a lot of fun!

We are getting ready to start Writers' Workshop so we brainstormed expectations for our time.  This is what WW should look like, sound like, and feel like if you walk into our classroom during writing time.  I love that one of my boys thought that this time should feel like "The Writing Zone".  That truly would be wonderful, to be so into your writing that you don't notice anything else going on around you, wouldn't it?
Today, we did a little team building and Saved Fred.  That darn Fred keeps falling out of his boat because I know he's been saved by many of you this year already!

Fred is all safe and sound back in his dry boat.  Now if he would just stay put...

Don't freak out....this is not what you think.  :)  On Wednesday morning, Toby decided to get up close and personal with a skunk.  It sprayed him right across his chest.  Ick!!  This tomato sauce bath was my husband's attempt to get the smell out.  (BTW -- If this ever happens to your dog, you are supposed to blot away the skunk oil with an old towel and wash the dog with Dawn detergent first.  Trust me, I learned that hard way.)

I love the sunsets this time of year!
I hope you had a wonderful week!  As you begin to look on toward next week, don't forget to come back on Sunday to link up for my weekly Sunday linky party, A Peek at My Week.  Share a highlight or two of what you've got planned either at school or at home.  

Have a great weekend! 


  1. Oh dear! I'm glad we don't have skunks in New Zealand!! I've heard nothing but bad news about those nasty creatures!!
    The E-Z Class

  2. Oh my gosh! Poor Toby! Is that skunk smell REALLY bad? I love your "Reaching for our Goals" board! It looks awesome! Are those markers on top of your board special markers for teachers only???!!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  3. Your poor dog (and poor you for having to wash him!) Looks like your kids loved saving Fred as much as mine did!

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  4. Hahahaha poor dog! He looks so still though!! :) I love your writers workshop board. I need to do that with my class!!

    Alexis at Laugh, Eat & Learn

  5. Oh dear! Poor puppy! Have a great weekend!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  6. Oh the poor puppy! He looks like such a good pup sitting there covered in sauce! Have a great weekend!
    Pinkadots Elementary

  7. Oh your poor dog! Hope the smells comes out soon!

  8. Poor Toby and poor Jennifer! I love the goals! That makes such a nice display:).

  9. When I was younger and living at home, our dog got sprayed by a skunk - not a pleasant memory. I hope the tomato sauce bath worked!

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  10. Poor dog!!! I hope you were able to get the smell out of him!

    I love the reaching for your goals display! That is a great idea!

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