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Five for Friday

I’ve never participated in Five for Friday before but there’s a few things I want to share, they’re random, and I’m feeling like we haven’t been doing much fun or exciting yet so I don’t have anything to share with you.  I hope to be back soon with something meaningful that I can share!  Until then, here’s some randomness!


Yesterday, when I had a brief moment to breathe to compose myself I walked by my desk and noticed a very large wood chip and leaves on my desk.  By the time I noticed it was a bajillion hours after recess and I just threw them away.  Today, two seconds after recess {today was the best day we’ve had so far!} I turned and saw these goodies.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve gotten weeds before- maybe even leaves too.  But, seriously, a rock?  A real, not live rock.  I determined who it came from, though no one owned up to it, but it’s pretty stinking easy to determine who gives you a rock as a present.  His response?  *shrug*  Um….thanks?


 Here’s my class reading to our kindergarten buddies.  I’m stressing to them about being great role models and we still have a ways to go.  But I love seeing them interacting with their buddies and reading {with expression and adoration}

These two guys have been practicing some of our procedures in each of our classrooms.  This moment that I captured {quite blurrily of course!} was EPIC.  They both were glued to the book.  I want to cry!


If you follow me on Facebook you’ve seen that I’ve become obsessed with Zulily.  I thought they were basically kid focused.  While they have a ton of items for kids and families, they also have a ton of items for women.  I’ve gotten the most adorable clothing lately!  One thing I am a little sad about, there are no returns.  It clearly hasn’t stopped me for ordering though!


This might be a bit of a shameless plug, but I’m so excited for my Donors Choose project that was just posted!  I posted one last year and it wasn’t funded {wah!} and I knew I wanted to try again this year at my new school and in my new position!  We’re grossly lacking in the technology department and so I need some things to keep me and the kids sane!  I have tried using our old school projector a few times, but I am desperate for an upgrade!  Right now, for the next 5 days, if you donate and use the code INSPIRE, your donation will be matched.  Plus, Kia is doing a fantastic program right now where they’ll pay for half of the cost of the project if it gets fully funded.  So, what that means, is that every $10 donation that happens in the next 5 days, actually balances out to $40.  It’s absolutely amazing.  If you haven’t ever done a project and have been thinking about it, do it now!  Especially if you work in a low income area that has a Kia dealership!  And, if you felt compelled to donate to mine, of course I would be ever so appreciative 🙂


I recently chimed in with my opinion on cursive writing {it’s a hot topic apparently} when I was contacted by someone from the Today show {Thanks Mel D!}.  My opinion doesn’t matter much but if you want to chime in or check it out, there’s quite the conversation going on over on their Facebook page!   

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  • Found you via Doodle Bugs' linky party!

    Oh, the great cursive debate…I'm so torn on it. We do not teach cursive handwriting in fourth grade at my school, but as an elementary student, I was required to learn and use cursive handwriting all through fifth grade. In sixth grade, we didn't have to use it any more, so I didn't and I've been printing ever since. I will say that cursive helped me to develop my signature, and I definitely use that on a daily basis! I see the benefit and the detriment of teaching it. I'll probably just follow the lead of my teaching team/school wherever I end up teaching once I graduate! Thanks for the interesting Five for Friday!

    Miss White's Classroom

    • YES! It was totally you when you had a post talking about it. I was like "Hey, she doesn't have any kids either" Done and done.

  • I am extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days..
    Phoenix pre-k


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