Saturday, May 18, 2013

Five for Friday: May 17, 2013

I made it across the overly booked, last week of school finish line and now it's time for Doodlebugs Teaching's Five for Friday (on Saturday).
It has really been one of those weeks that I have trouble sleeping because so many extra things are going on and I'm afraid something is going to slip through the cracks and leave me scrambling.  But as of Saturday morning, I think I'm in the clear.
So, let's get started.

Number 1
Yesterday was our Awards Day at our school.  We had a little singing and a little presenting followed by an ice cream party on our playground.  We had a great time.
Here we are lining up in class getting ready to go to our auditorium.

Number 2
End of the year gifts.  I keep it really simple.  I like to give out books and write a little personal note inside the cover to each student.  I usually try to find a summer themed book in the Scholastic book order to give out.  I want my last message to my firsties as they leave my class to be read, read, read!

Number 3
Water Day was this week.  As cool as this spring has been, I was really worried about this event taking place.  But luckily it warmed up a bit and we could go on with our original plans.   A  even stopped by to have a little fun.

Number 4
Tuesday was  A's  last preschool outing.  Her little class made boats in art for their annual boat float.  We went to a local park and watched the boats make their way down the creek to a waiting teacher who fished them out.  After the float we had a picnic and played.  It was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon.

Number 5
I've been a bad, bad girl with my exercise routine.  I am a very consistent exerciser.  However, the past couple of weeks have been a challenge.  I am still moving along, but I certainly have taken more days off than I wanted.  My ipod has been neglected.  I think he's feeling a bit lonely.  But, now it's time to get back to work.

Thanks for stopping by and reading.
Have a great weekend.


  1. Looks like you had a really busy week! My treadmill is very dusty as well! Can't seem to find the time for it! Maybe in 9 more days!


  2. My ipod is feeling neglected too! Booo! I love your end of the year book/gift choice! Cute!
    Ms. Shope's Class

  3. I love to exercise as well. I washed my ipod! Whoops! i enjoy reading your blog every week. In the picture where you are lined up with the kids, there are some very cute paper people up on the wall. Was that an end of the year project? Happy summer!

    1. Ouch on the ipod.

      The project in the background of the first pic was this year's Earth Day project. I have it posted for free. Here is the link:

      Have a great week.

  4. I am also anxious to get back into an exercise routine. It's been tough these last couple of weeks but summer is almost here!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  5. I need to get on ordering my Scholastic books. I'm glad to see you keep it simple. I go back and forth on how much "Stuff" to give them before summer begins each year!

    Literacy Spark

  6. Hi!
    I just found your blog. I love how you say you are a "mommy" because your daughter isn't old enough for you to be a "mom" yet. That is precious. I know just what you mean about waking up and feeling like you are going to forget some important thing! What a busy time of year. I think being awake that extra time in the night must burn more calories... right? :)
    I'd love you to stop over and see my blog if you have a minute. I just started it a while ago!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  7. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading your Five for Friday! I love the name of your blog! School should be a happy place!

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm so glad I found you back! My iPod has been neglected recently, too. I need to get on that! And thanks for reminding me to put in my end of the year scholastic order. Have a great weekend!
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

  9. We love your navy dress/green statement necklace! I think we are all exhausted from our "To Do" lists. It's such a fun/exciting but nerve racking/busy time of year. The books you got your kiddos look like they will be a hit!
    Tamra and Sarah

  10. I love the simple idea of giving your kiddos a book with a personal message- so very meaningful and a way to encourage reading at home- plus I love Robert Munsch- such a fun choice for summer!

    Learning to the Core