25 April 2014

Five for Friday - April 25th

I'm so excited to be linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for my first Five for Friday post!

Today, we officially started counting down to summer! Seriously, where has this year gone? I'm not going to lie, I'm really going to miss this class! Possibly one of the most interesting classes I've had yet! I've even had some parents ask if I'd consider looping! What a flattering request! Unfortunately, I'm not interested in leaving 2nd grade! 

Anyway, we're in the TEENS people! Anyone else counting down? If so, you can grab the countdown above, here! {Helloooo, FREE!}

Saw the above glasses on Pinterest! And honestly, I had about 3 of the "don't even ask" days in a row.  I'm so saddened by a parent that doesn't see/understand that I have their child's best interests in mind. Seriously, my sweets are like my own kids. Since the 3rd day of school, I've gotten letters (usually weekly - although, I've gotten 4 letters in the last 2 weeks) that attack my character, classroom management, and are a complete insult. It's heartbreaking really. Gosh, what a Debbie Downer I am! Fortunately, I forever grateful to our guidance counselor who totally went to bat for me...multiple times! Wow! I'm just so impressed!

We finished up an awesome 2-week unit on the life cycle of a butterfly today! My sweets were in love with these paper plate life cycle models! On a whim, I had my students write on an index card (great to use for quick, easy, and inexpensive formative assessments) what was represented on their paper plate. They turned out so cute, I put them up in hall!

My sweet teammate, and blog friend Chandra over at Teaching with Crayons and Curls introduced me to Erin Condren teacher planners, and I'm obsessed with mine! BEST.PLANNER.EVER! What in the world did I do before this planner? Use this link, and you can get $10 off your order!

Last but not least, we've been reading Chocolate Fever, and today I had my students write some facts about the main character, Henry Green. I absolutely LOVED that one of my sweets wrote "Currently Diseased" - I mean does it get any better than that??? So impressed with this guy! Amazing progress!

And there you have it my friends...my first Five for Friday!


  1. That planner is SOO organized (even with COLOR!). Thanks for the $10 bucks off coupon :D
    G-Iron Tutor


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