Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wacky Wednesday Harlem Shake

Did you all do anything for "Wacky Wednesday"? Well, my school did and it turned out to be a great day! My principal gave all of the teachers a "wacky schedule" to follow instead of our normal schedules. This meant many specials and PE classes were held at TOTALLY different types for each grade level. Everyone came to school dressed a little wacky. Except for my lovely 3rd grade team....we went all out because we are the "fab 5" (the reason for the "F5" on our shirts), ha ha ha!

Our day wasn't going to be complete without a little wacky fun. We decided to have our students do the Harlem Shake. Oh was so much fun--not to mention hilarious to watch on video. Now I know that I can't just tell y'all about it, I have to show you. So, here is our version of the Harlem Shake:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Our Valentine's Day

It's been one of those weeks. You know the ones where you believe the children are TRYING to make you go insane, lol. So, when it came to Valentine's Day...well...let's just say we were doing good to make it a great day until lunch, ha ha ha. It did turn out to be a great day! My lovelies are wonderful even if they drive me crazy sometimes.

Before our math lesson, we did a Valentine's Day math activity with the hundreds chart. They had to read the clues and glue the little hearts to the correct number. The hearts form the message "I 'heart'". They had a blast with it! "Oh, thank you for letting us do this!" and "This is SO much fun!". They couldn't wait to find out what the message was. Most of the time was spent yelling out what they thought the message was.

After our little fun time, it was time to get down to business with fractions. We used pattern blocks to find ways to make one whole. It was a lot of fun. We worked so hard to find all the different ways. I don't believe that I had to get anyone else back on task because we were all engaged. When I have some time on my hands I will type it up and make it for everyone to grab.

When all of our work was done the "party" began! We decorated paper sacks to hold our goodies. Then it was time to pass out our Valentine's. Oh, the kiddos were having such fun reading their cards and looking at their goody bags. I even baked cookies with hearts in them for my lovelies.

Saturday, February 2, 2013


I have linked up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for February's Currently.

I have to admit that I love 30 Rock. I'm sort of sad that it is over, but at least it ended before it turned bad like a lot of shows. 

Just before New Years, I wrecked my car. Well, a few weeks later I found out that it was totaled. This meant that I was on the look out for a new ride. I was able to get a Corolla! I'm so excited!! Not excited about the car payment, but I can't complain since I have something to drive now. 

May 2014 is the year that I am taking a pilgrimage to Spain. I know that there is some time to get ready, but there are SO many things that I don't have. Camino de Santiago forums are my new addiction which means I am getting overwhelmed of all the things that I have to have before I leave the country for a little over a month. I can feel a LONG LONG list coming, ha ha ha. 

My relationship with Christ is the most important thing to me. There are many things that I am reading and studying right now that shows me how much I need to go deeper. This so exciting because I can't wait to look back to see how far I have come. My relationship with Christ defines who I am and how I conduct myself. 

There are several assignments that I have to get done for my graduate class, but I really don't want to do them. This will probably mean that I will wait until the last minute like I do with most of my assignments. One day this is going to "bite my in the be-hind".

I know that getting poked/tapped seems like a silly pet peeve, but it just goes right through me. When my students tap/poke me, I give them the look of death before asking them what they need. Sometimes I will say "DON'T TAP ME!"...I just can't help it.