Five for Friday: 10/23/15

What a crazy week! Almost can't believe it's Friday again already.

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday. Thank goodness for this linky that keeps my blog alive!

Here's the low down on my week:

Parents visiting our Living Museum!

This week we had our first attempt at a Living Museum.  My two classes of 3rd graders were all inventors and scientists, and they did a great job! I'm not going to lie, I almost pulled out all of my hair working on this with them, but they really got it together...I was impressed with their creative costumes! I had a mustachioed Tesla, a Da Vinci with a full beard, a flannel shirt wearing Temple Grandin, and a lab coat wearing Rosalind Franklin, among many others! The kids were very proud to share their research and the parents absolutely loved it. Can't wait to do it again next year with a few tweaks!

Terrible picture of the bulletin board!

We also worked on our Red Ribbon Week bulletin board this week. Our school theme this year comes from the book The Most Magnificent Thing, which is about a little girl with an idea who perseveres until she can make it come to life. It's an AWESOME book for growth mindset! The message of the book is "You never fail unless you quit." The kids LOVE this book...I've never seen them so engaged during a read aloud!

I wanted to incorporate the school theme into our bulletin board, so we came up with the Most Magnificent Ways to stay drug free! We brainstormed as a class, and then the students incorporated 3 ideas into their writing piece. I was impressed at how the students tackled this serious topic. It was one of the rare times they were all so focused on their work it was dead silent for a few minutes! Their finished products came out awesome:

I get a kick out of kids' misspellings. It's like a little look on how they view the world! My favorite one this week came from the above bulletin board project. Instead of "Just in case, I will avoid people who use drugs," it said, "Justin Chase, I will avoid people who use drugs." Love it! "Justin Chase" would be so proud of that choice!

My friend won 7th row seats to a Miami Heat preseason game. Even though I'm not a fan of sports that don't involve a giant sheet of ice and guys with missing teeth, I couldn't pass up a chance to sit that close to the action!

Holy smokes, those guys are huge! It's totally different to watch from that perspective than it is on TV. I just hate how they call time out every 2 minutes! Guess I'm used to how hockey just flows.

In case you didn't know I liked to read...

I'm pretty proud of this. It was important to me to make reading a habit in my life again, and I managed to do it. Of course all of the books (who am I kidding, most of the books) were not what one may consider quality literature, but reading is reading! My 100th book was The Royal We, by the authors of the blog Go Fug Yourself. I loved it! Highly recommend.

Time for me to put in some quality couch time! Don't forget to check out Doodle Bugs Teaching to see what everyone else has going on! 


  1. That book looks amazing! I'm definitely going out to get that one!

    1. I LOVED it! Reading one of their other books now.

  2. Excellent post! I enjoyed Justin Chase and your descriptions of hockey the most. I just started a book called "Last Bus to Wisdom" and it is fabulous! Hope you are feeling better!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. Thank you! I will have to check out that book. :)


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