Friday, January 4, 2013

High Five for Friday

Here are a few things that have made my top five
this past week....or weeks :

1. Had a wonderful time in Hawaii with my family.
We enjoyed reading by the pool, taking walks to Whaler's Village, and
laughing....a lot!

2. Introduced Terry the Tattle Turtle yesterday.
Tattling is a constant occurrence in my classroom and it gets

While in Hawaii I found this turtle and thought of a solution
to end the tattling.

Unless they are hurt or someone is in trouble, they can only tell Terry.

3. I got an Iphone.

Don't know how I went so long with that free Sprint phone :)  

4. Only had a 2-day work week this week.
It. Was. Awesome!

It was fun to see my students and feel rejuvenated for the next few months!
I can't believe my first year of teaching is almost over....

5. Planning a trip to the OC next month. 
Irvine Spectrum
Sunny Weather
Pretty excited to escape this 5* weather......

Hope you are having a wonderful and warm weekend! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

High Five for Friday

In middle school, my Spanish teacher would also say the same phrase each Friday.

She said:
"Hoy es viernes.
Un aplauso para el Viernes!"

Translated as:
Today is Friday!
An applause for Friday!!

That is how I feel today!


Here are few things that made my top 5:

1. Getting to do a Google Hangout with my niece for her 1st birthday!!!!

2. Some friends and I are going to see The Hobbit tonight.
My movie coupon is for buy a popcorn, get a drink for free.

Ohhhh ohhhh!!
(cue baby mama!)

3. We made some awesome ornaments in class this week for the
kids to take home as gifts. 

They'll look something like this...

4. Seeing Si dressed up like an Elf on Duck Dynasty....

5.  My school gave out these AWESOME coupon books. 
You bet they have coupons on movie popcorn
and Brick Oven.

Best. School. Ever!

Counting my blessing during the holidays. 
Really looking forward to some RR this next week with 
my family. 

It is much needed :)

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


It is about time for an update!

This week has been so fun! 
We have started to explore how different countries and 
cultures celebrate Christmas. 

I love to travel, so I told my kids that each day this week, 
we would be "going" to a new country. 

We made Passports...

They get a stamp after each country visit.

Discussed traditions...

Las Posadas
Yule Log
St. Lucy's Day
Father Christmas
etc, etc, etc

Sampled some treats...

Swiss Rolls as Yule Logs

Cinnamon Rolls for St. Lucia
(store bought of course!)

Gingerbread Men for Germany

and made some crafts.

I really enjoying hearing them say things like:

"Remember when we went to France and saw the Eiffel Tower?"

"When we were in Mexico, I think I lost my easer."

Their imaginations and excitement for Christmas is contagious.

It has definitely made this time of year a little more special for me :)

Oh by the way...

T minus 8 days until I will be sitting riiiiiight about here.

Can't come soon enough :)

Happy Holidays, everybody! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

High Five for Friday

REALLY glad it is Friday!


Here are a few things that made my top 5 this week:

1. Got this really cute Tiffany's bracelet while home....
.....for FREE.

Long story :)

2. Went to a really awesome training yesterday.
We were trained on Prevention Dimensions

We were instructed on how to implement various activities in our classrooms to
help kids not only succeed academically, but socially and emotionally.

As we do this, statistics found a decrease in drug/alcohol use and
various other risk factors in their lives.

It really left me loving my job and the difference teachers can make!

3. There is basically 2 1/2 weeks until Christmas break!
I'm just a little excited!

December will be such a fun month.
We will be exploring how different countries and cultures celebrate winter holidays, 
having a Polar Express Day, and so much more.

I've decided that since we celebrate all of their birthdays, we will celebrate mine, too :)

4. Anyone catch last night's Vampire Diaries?
Ohhh ohh!!!!

I'd like one of these for Christmas.
You can totally combine Christmas and Birthday on this one, Mom ;)

5. I am such a proud teacher when my kids nonchalantly 
throw up words like "fiction," "nonfiction," 
"sphere," "main idea," and "punctuation" like its no big deal.

Smart, smart kids :)


Have a nice weekend :) 

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