Saturday, April 13, 2013

Five for Friday

Hi Everyone, It's Saturday, but I am going to link up with Doodle Bugs for the Five for Friday link up. I didn't have a terribly exciting week, but it was pretty busy.

 So here are my five random things from this week. Sorry, but they actually aren't all school related.  

 1) My week started out with a fun visit to our favorite place to hang out and let go of some energy- Monkey Bizness! We had been telling my son that mommies and daddies aren't allowed in the bounce house because it is just for kids. Then some young momma who was about the same size as her kid (LOL!) got in and was bouncing away. We drew straws and my husband lost. I wish I got a pic of that, but instead here is one of my monkey climbing through the top obstacle.

 2) I spent Thursday night at the grocery store with about 60 kids and 15 teachers. Our Media Specialist and Math coach put together an awesome event to explore Math in the real world. Each child that came had a scavenger hunt with grade appropriate math problems to complete with their family. Teachers were scattered throughout the school to assist. It was a fun event and Publix (the grocery store) was an awesome host. All of the kids left with goodie bags and smiles on their faces. I'm happy to work with so many teachers who will give their time to make a difference for our families.

 3.) I spent Monday and Tuesday hooked to my TV watching The Voice. I'm not sure about you, but this is my favorite talent competition. They are actually pretty awesome singers. I'm a little soured on Idol now. Watching Adam Levine and Usher definitely adds to my enthusiasm with the show.

 4.) I'm a winner! I love Kristen from Ladybug Teacher's Files. I entered her 5,000 follower giveaway and won a $15 gift certificate to spend in Maree Truelove's Etsy store.  I've got my eye on a few clipart sets for a few projects I'm working on. But, I haven't finalized my choices yet.  Check out Maree's blog and see some of her fab graphics.

5.) FCAT is here! On Monday we start our state assessments- the FCAT test! I have been working with  several groups of 3rd-5th graders over the last several weeks in small groups to give some additional assistance with their reading. I can't believe how hard they and their teachers have been working. I hate testing days but I know our students have a lot of growth that will show when our scores come back. I gave my kiddos these little treat bags to give them some final words of encouragement.

Well that's my five random events from this week. Have an awesome weekend!!!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Linking Up

Happy Sunday Friends,
I have been MIA lately.  Last Sunday we had our family leave. We've had visitors since February 15th! While I'm glad to get back to my regular schedule with just the hubby and my son, I do miss my family already!  Needless to say, time with family has kept me from getting on the computer at night.

So, I'm getting back into the swing of things by joining up with a Linky Party. I love Latoya from Flying Into First and am excited to join up with her.

This weeks topic is "Stranded on an Island-What three things would you have to have with you?"

  1. Definitely have to go with the husband and kiddo- they provide my entertainment on a daily basis.
  2. My IPod- what better way to pass the time than with some good tunes. Rolling Stones would top my playlist- plus I can use it to tune out the hubby and son when they start wining at me- LOL!
  3. Pillow/Blanket- If I'm stranded, I might as well be comfortable. I do love me some sleep!!!
How much fun is Latoya- hop on over and get acquainted with some other bloggers.

One of the things I did on my weeks away from blogging was spending a week at the beach with my parents and my sister and her family. Our children had a blast and we made some good memories. My little niece Ryan is going through a tough time right now, so I was looking through some of the pics from our trip to bring a smile to my face. I'm awful at baking, but Ryan loves it and Frankie (my son- green shirt) and Cooper love to cupcakes, so we attempted to make cupcake ice cream cones. I will leave you with some pics to enjoy- the kids sure enjoyed it.

On the school front, one more  week left until FCAT testing- how are you preparing your kids for state assessments?