Five for Friday: Glad That's Over Edition

Ever have a week that went nothing like you planned?

(Who am I kidding? That's EVERY week if you are a teacher!)

Anyway, it's time to share my Five for Friday, hosted by the wonderful Doodle Bugs Teaching.

Every Teacher's Least Favorite Word


I'll give you a hint- It starts with a "P."

...and ends with an "inkeye."

Who doesn't love waking up Monday morning with an itchy, crusty mess of an eye? Especially on the day before your 4th graders take a major test, and you had a whole bunch of fun activities planned that you had to postpone! 

I wrote them a letter to explain myself, and my teaching bestie made sure they received it:

I hate disappointing my students! I wrote them a letter to explain why I was unexpectedly absent.
After that, it was lights out (literally) for the rest of the day. Thankfully, it cleared up quickly and I was ready to go back the next day.

Too Cool for the FSA

Once my 4th graders finished the writing FSA, it was time to party!

(By the way...the Top Secret letters? They were a huge hit! Some of my students are still walking around with the letters in their sweet!)

We started out by ridding our writing folders of the 9 million articles we used to prepare for this test...but we didn't just throw the papers into the recycling bin.

We're just not that type of class.

The only LOGICAL way to get rid of these papers was to have a massive "snowball fight" outside!

Got some papers you need to get rid of? Have a snowball fight!

We celebrated the end of the state writing test by getting rid of a bunch of papers...snowball fight style!
The fight begins!
Love kids who are up for anything!

Don't worry! All the papers safely made their way into the recycling bin by the end.

We spent a nice afternoon outside picnic-style, enjoying some popsicles, popcorn, and a little soda...all donated by parents. We have the most supportive group of parents this year!

Speaking of the Parents...

At the beginning of the year, my teaching bestie/co-teacher moved over to what we fondly refer to as "Portable Island." Outside of our portables, we have a nice grassy area and wished we had some benches so that our kids could sit outside on nice days.

Well, our room parents made it happen!

They collected money and gave these benches to us as our Christmas present this year. Not only that, they came and put them together, too!

They still have to be sanded, and then the kids are going to paint them.

Over the years, I've had all kinds of experiences with parents. We are truly blessed to have so much family support this year!

The Yearly Physical That Wasn't

On Thursday I took a day off to head to the doctor, planning on the whole shebang.

Only to find out that my insurance now insists all lab work be done at a separate location.

That I have to make another appointment for.

In addition to the two referrals my doctor made to other doctors.

This is why I try to avoid going to the doctor as much as possible.

On the plus side, I got to spend some unexpected time with my person. We've been ships passing in the night with his new schedule, in addition to each of us having work events scheduled on the nights we usually spend together. We bought a sweet new end table:

Our old one was in sorry shape, so this is a big improvement!

Then we had a nice dinner and finished up the night watching hockey.

Basically my idea of a perfect evening!

Books, Books, Books

I try to wind down every evening by reading...unfortunately, sometimes I am reading something so great that I don't want to put my Kindle down!

While browsing through the available movies the other night, I noticed they had added The Light Between Oceans, which reminded me that the book it was based on has been in my to-read pile for awhile.

It's one of those books where you are rooting for everyone to get what they want, even though that isn't possible. Extremely sad, but beautifully written.

Especially this one line that just stopped me in my tracks:

Every once in awhile you come across a line in a book that you really needed right at that moment. This was one of those times. <chills>

That's all I have this week! Thanks for reading :)

1 comment

  1. LOVE the new picnic tables - so perfect for the upcoming warm weather! My favorite hockey player will always be Bobby Orr! enjoy the rest of the weekend!


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