Friday, May 3, 2013

Five for Friday!!!

I heart Fridays!! I still feel like a little kid when I get this excited. For some reason Friday means the start of fun. This Friday found me in inservice preparing to end the year and tossing around ideas for next year. Don't forget with each linky to comment or follow the two bloggers before you!

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for their Five for Friday.  I feel like it gives me a little insight to the rest of the teaching world.

1. Starbucks has FINALLY come to my town. I used to live in a big city where I had 7 Starbucks just on my commute to work. (A 15 minute drive) Then I moved here where the nearest Starbucks is 20 minutes away. So Hallelujah I can get my Peppermint Mocha, Raspberry Latte, Mocha Chip Frap and go home on a Saturday morning. I can even go and get some work done there. This girl is happy and will soon be on a caffeine high!


2. I baked chocolate chip cookies (I promise not everything will be food related) today when I got home from inservice. This is not your break and bake store bought cookies. This is a recipe from your mom baked from scratch cookies!! I love my mom's cooking and these are super yummy. I love making my mom's recipes there is just something special about it. Not to mention my house smells delightful. I am quite sure I am gaining weight as I smell them.
3. 3 weeks of school remain. While I am sad to see this group of kids go and am looking forward to summer, I really am excited about the upcoming activities I have planned: Summer Send Off Day (which you can get at TPT- the link is below), Camp End of the Year, and working on our specialists notebooks. It should be a fun 3 weeks. Plus we have a field trip coming up!!

Link to TPT: Summer Send Off Day


4. My students finished their Autobiography project (its a 6 week project) this week and turned them in. I am quite proud to say they ALL turned them in on time. YIPPEE!! This project is amazing and I learn so much about the students with these projects they turn out incredible. I will post more about this and post the actual project later. I now have to grade them all (5 chapters plus artifacts)
5. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. I don't mention this because I want or crave the appreciation. I mention this because I want you to take the time to reach out to a teacher you had that made an impact upon you, a teacher you work with that deserves to know you appreciate them, or a teacher that changed the life of your own child. You don't have to give them a gift just a note to tell them you recognize their hardwork and want them to know what a great job they are doing. Next to parenting this is one of the most important jobs in the world. Every child is impacted by great teaching.

I am also linking up with Oh Boy Fourth Grade and their Currently linky party. Yes I know I am late with this but I didn't stumble upon it until last night. I can't wait to do this the first of every month. Happy May!!


  1. Hi, I just found your blog through the linky party. I love finding other upper grade blogs. I'm a new follower.

    Teacher of Scholars

  2. Your autobiography projects look great! I love when all of my students hand in their work on time. I have started rewarding my students when the whole class hands in their homework on time! It has only happened twice since I sarted the reward! I am your newest follower!

    Rosie's Rambles

  3. Hi~I'm Brandee, your newest follower. :) We just finished up autobiographies as well but we did this on a much smaller scale. Yours look fabulous. I am also a fifth grade teacher blogger. :) It's nice to meet you. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners