Friday, January 25, 2013

Five For Friday Flashback 1.25.13


Boy, oh boy, did I earn my Friday Celebration Rights!

This week was a tough one to get through.  
Third week back from Christmas break.  
(My high school coach used to always say the third time you are the most sore from your workout...I think the same is true for teaching!)
No MLK holiday.  
The 100th day of school.  
Work. Work. Work.  No happy hour in sight.
Anybody with me?  

I *AM* excited to show you my five random photos from this week.  


I spent my Sunday afternoon lesson planning outside in 70 degree weather!  
Hello?  Yes.  Uh Huh.  Goodbye.
(Summer just called.  It wants it's weather back.)


I decided to put my blog-stalking into action.  We had our first annual snow ball fight!
I am definitively doing this one again.  We just introduced counting coins with the quarter and this provided so much practice for my firsties!  It was also a great way to differentiate.  

"You can't count that high you? You weren't listening when I said a quarter is worth 25 cents? You are not sure how to count 5 quarters?  Toss it on the floor and grab another one sweetheart."

I gave very explicit directions.
 (No throwing a snowball at any other human being.  No throwing the snowball at school property.  No throwing the snowball overhanded.  They pretty much just set the snowball on the floor lightly tossed the snowball towards the carpet.)
Needless to say: it was a blast!

My students had no idea they were doing math!  
All smiles and "this is the best!day!ever!" talk.

This is me.  Can't you see the resemblance?
I "tried" to teach Self Portraits by using symmetry for art this week.  Tried is in quotation marks because I have never.ever.ever. taken an art class in my entire life.  In high school I opted for athletics, theatre, and that  "carry a fake baby-doll around for two weeks and pretend it's real" class.  I have no clue what I'm doing.  NO CLUE I tell ya!

I think they turned out alright.  
My student's obviously erased the line in the middle afterwards.  

On Monday, my school celebrated MLK by having school.

This was the first in our school calendar to schedule school on this day and to not have school on President's Day in February.  
Since January until mid-March is an eternity such a long stretch of time, the board voted for this schedule to help the teacher's keep their sanity to help the general mental health of the teachers and students.

(finally) *FIVE*

We celebrated the 100th day of school on Thursday!  
Some teachers got together on Monday night to make 100 themed tshirts.  
I choose pom-poms because I'm cheap, I didn't haven 100 noodles, I didn't have time to look on pinterest I'm resourceful and used the supplies I had in my classroom. 
Don't judge. 
Just smile and tell me you like it!

Hip Hip Hooray! I survived the 100th day!

(backwards mirror pic from my lame non-iphone-camera)

 We brought 100 items from home and counted them in all sorts of ways (tens, fives, twos, and then I got tired bored of watching them count so we switched to the "how many _____ can you do in 100 seconds" game.)  

THAT was entertaining!  Have you ever watched a seven year old try to blink as fast as they can?  What about how many times they can stand up and sit down.  100 seconds is a lot longer than you think!


Warning: If you look closely at the faces you might be creeped out. 

Look beyond the creepy and realize we dAnCeD our way to class on the 100th day of school with a tunnel of parents!  

Soul-train style!

So. Much. Fun.


My last Friday I was worried about linking up with two linkies in one post.  I thought you might kick me out of this blogging universe because I was breaking some kind of rule.  
How should I know?  I have NO clue what I'm doing on here.  
But alas, Amanda (who created THE flashback linky) said it was A-OKAY.  
I will be sleeping much better.

What are you waiting for?

Please join in the fun.  
Link up here and here!

Anyone else planning on heading up to school tomorrow?  


  1. Thanks so much for popping in!! I am now your 50th!! :)

    ideas by jivey

    1. Hip Hip Hooray! You're my 50th follower! How exciting!

  2. I have to go to school tomorrow too! Hoping to only stay a little but since my adorable newborn nephew and my sister are coming to visit tomorrow. A teachers job is never done!

    Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten

  3. Just found your blog! So jealous of the 70 degree weather! I like your idea of a 100 day t-shirt. My 100th day is on Monday. I might be hitting up Hobby Lobby later!

  4. I love snowball fights indoors and out! We have at least a foot of snow on the ground right now. Am I jealous of 70 degrees? NO!! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to stalk out more great learning fun.
    Owl Things First

  5. 70 degrees sounds lovely! Your snowball fight sounds much tamer than the one we had a week ago. But it was still fun.

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  6. Dancing soul train style on the 100th day sounds like a blast!! Love your post:) I linked up with both Friday links too after I saw many others doing it. I still don't really know bloggy etiquette so I just hope someone will correct my wrongs if they see them. I figure linking up with two is better than not linking up at all or having to choose! Love your blog and I am your newest follower:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. You are so right! Better both than none!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Love those 100th day shirts! I found your blog through Doodle Bugs link. I'm your newest follower, drop by. =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  8. Hahaha!! I don't really know if you should trust everything I say....I may be known as a rule-breaker. :) It's going to be back to 70 here tomorrow (thank goodness!) We might have to try an indoor snowball fight. They would LOVE it!

    Teaching Maddeness