Five for Friday: April Fools' Edition

Today I'm linking up with Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

It's been a while since I've participated in Five for Friday, but thanks to my precious new bullet journal (more on that below), I'm hoping to better stay on track with this whole blogging thing!

Here's what I've been up to this week:

Testing is over. I repeat, testing is over!

That is all.

Who doesn't love a good prank? Due to testing, I couldn't fit in as many gags as usual, but I still managed to do the Wordless Word Search and have the students sing to the trees for the elusive Lirpa Loof bird, carrots in hand! Sunny Days in 2nd has a great handout for this if you need an April Fools joke for next year! I really didn't think they'd fall for it, but fall they did...hook, line, and sinker!

We sure fooled them!

This week, we renovated the hall bathroom/"my"bathroom. As much as I enjoyed the original 1970s yellow tiles (/sarcasmfont) it was definitely time for an upgrade. We (and by we I mean he) have a few more things to do this weekend before it's done, but I'm incredibly happy with how it turned out!

Before...lovely yellow tile!


After! Looks just a little different, right?

So yeah, anyone else use a bullet journal? I heard about this system, designed by Ryder Carroll and explained fully HERE, before the New Year, but it's taken me this long to commit to it. I made the decision after realizing I wasn't using the planner I bought at all because I didn't like how it laid things out. With the bullet journal, you have the freedom to plan things out the way that suits you best. The great thing about it is that each page can be as fancy as you want...or you can go totally no-frills if that suits you more. You can also add collections (lists of quotes that inspire you, places you want to travel, etc.) and trackers, so it ends up being a combination of to-do list/organizer and journal/inspiration. For someone like me, who has goals of both being more organized AND more creative, it's a perfect fit. Also, it feeds my addiction to stationery and office supplies like no other hobby I've ever had! Just ordered my 3rd pen set today and I've only had this thing for a few weeks.

This is my Reading Challenge lists all the books I've selected for the challenge, and I color them in as I finish. On the right, I write a memorable quote from each book I've read.

It's always great when testing's done and you get to enjoy teaching again! Some things I'm looking forward to are diving into Charlotte's Web (one of my all time favorites!) and starting our PBL about the regions of the US! I always feel like the last quarter of school is when you get to relax and enjoy your kids the most, how about you?

That's it for me! Don't forget to stop by Doodle Bugs Teaching to see what everyone else was up to this week!


  1. I am really loving your bullet journal! It's a little hard for me to wrap my head around using a journal that doesn't have lines in it, but what you did with it inspires me to go get my own and set some goals for myself. Can't wait to potentially read in the future how your challenge goes!

    1. Thank you! The lines thing threw me off at first, too, but now I love using the grid paper! There's so many things to incorporate in one, and some amazing pictures on Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration! Definitely check out Boho Berry's blog if you are interested in learning more!

  2. Your bathroom looks fabulous! I'm going to have to take a closer look at that bullet journal...not feeling very organized lately :\ Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you! We love it! I'm loving my new nightly ritual of filling out my bullet journal, you should definitely check out Pinterest for some great ideas on how to get started!

  3. First of all, the bathroom looks great! I have a lovely yellow tub, so I understand your love for it :)

    We don't test anymore in 2nd grade. I feel for every grade that does. Glad it's over and you can go back to enjoying your job!

    Stacy@Made with Love

    1. LOL! What was it with yellow and bathrooms?? It's such a huge relief not to test any more!


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