Friday, January 25, 2013

Five for Friday!


1.  This pretty sums up the week!  I think my classroom was the epicenter for the plaque.  I kind of likened myself to Kate Winslet in Contagion this week to make it seem a little more glamorous wiping down, disinfecting, taking temperatures.   We powered through and actually got quite a few things done... I am lucky to have a bunch of little troopers in my class!
2.  You know that moment when you are just about ready to throw your hands up in the air... you've heard your name about 500 times in the last hour, tied the same set of shoes 4 times, redirected, reassured, retied (again), retaught... and then you turn around and see someone has left this randomly on your counter and you laugh so hard you suddenly remember why you love teaching first grade.  Seriously the most repulsive and cutest sleeping reptile ever.  He even has a pillow!
3.  This.  I don't even have a cat but I can't help but laugh every time.
4.  In addition to being the center of the plaque, we were also trash pickers (hmmm, maybe there is a connection).  We were learning about reusing things to make new things and we saw a bunch of plastic lids in the recycling bin (we were collecting lids to make benches and these were extra).  We dug them out and made clocks out of them with foam and brads.  This is the halfway completed clock.  I will have to share the final results later.

5.  It's freezing here!  We had last minute ice this morning on the way to school but it was too late to call school.  My dogs have even started staring at me until I go get them a blanket to lay under.  It is pretty pathetic but still cute!
It's been a long week but through it all we learned a lot, powered through and made the most of it!  It's easy when you have a great group of kids!   Have a great weekend!



  1. I completely get what you mean about your name. One of my kids does that all day, but it never fails that he says something funny to not bust out laughing :) My dog also looks like yours :) She peaks her little nose out every morning, but doesn't bother to leave the couch :)

  2. I love that your pups made you get them a blanket! It is sooo cold!!!!!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  3. I haven't seen Contagion but now I have to.

    We have a plague at our school as well. A teacher was out sick all week with her SECOND strand of the flu!?!?


    I vowed to never tie a shoe lace this school year and I am sticking to it. It helped that my students can join "Pete's Shoe Tying Club"

    If they ask me to tie their shoes (chances are they know how to tie but are just lazy...) I reply "I already know how to tie shoes...but I know first graders need a lot of practice. If you don't know how to tie a shoe ask a friend who does."

    It works like a charm!

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

  4. Contagion! I know what you mean! Your dog is so cute:) Love it!
    Fourth Grade Flipper