Friday, May 13, 2016

Five for Friday - May 13th

Happy Friday the 13th! The infamous day when all students turn into alien beings who forget all the rules and live to drive their teachers crazy! 

I loved my first turn at joining Five for Friday, so I'm back! Here's what my week looked like ----

Is there anything better than getting a lovely letter from a student from the past?  No gift cards, flowers, or candy means more than hearing from a middle schooler that they are doing well and that they actually remember you! This sweet middle school teacher had all of her students write letters to a former teacher and she sent them to us in the inter school mail with a note.  SHE deserves to hear what a great teacher she is! 

Why is it that as soon as you pull out pattern blocks, your kiddos start building things?  I always laugh when this happens...but I always let them play first, because EVERY teacher knows there will be NO lesson until this happens!  This week we were revisiting geometry and patterns using pattern blocks. My favorite lesson is when you give them 4 pattern blocks of different colors and they have to come up with as many combinations as they can.  Well, our magic number was 24 and two students got there. I just love watching and listening as they figure this out!  Can we do this every week?

Blue paper helps too!

One of my teammates had a wonderful idea as a community service project, so we jumped in and had a great time! We made these adorable bouquets for residents of a rehabilitation center. I loved how happy they make the residents and how it shows my students that thinking of others is a good thing. I love my teammate for thinking of this great idea!

So darling, right?

Can we talk about the series finale of the Good Wife?  What a huge letdown. If you watch, you know that the main character Felicia is the long suffering wife of the worst husband ever. All we wanted was for her to end up with Jason Crouse played by the very cute Jeffrey Dean Morgan. That's it. After years of waiting, that's all we wanted. Why don't writers understand that we want a happy ending?  #bitterGoodWifefan

18. That's the magic number today. 18 days left. I'm buying that bathing suit this weekend for vacation. It's this close!

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope your magic number is less than 18! Don't forget to link back to Doodle Bugs Teaching for more linky fun!


ithappenedin3rd said...

17.5...and yes, that half of a day counts! Have a great weekend :)

The Teacher's Desk 6 said...

14 and counting! Speaking of Jeffry Dean Morgan (he makes me sweat LOL)... thank you for giving him a send off from the Good Wife. He is now a member of the cast of my fave show, The Walking Dead. Although he is playing the "bad" guy, he is already my fave character! Enjoy that upcoming vacation!


Joyce Oberg said...
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Joyce Oberg said...

7 days and 2 of those are 1/2 days! We probably start a little earlier here in Colorado though.
Have a great end to your school year.
1st Grade Pandamania