Saturday, August 24, 2013

Five for Fraturday and Saturday Snapshots

Yes, my Five for Friday turned into a Five for Fraturday as I type at 1 a.m...and as long it is Saturday, I have to do Saturday Snapshots!  I go back to school (teacher institute days) on Monday and I don't know how I am going to get out of this sleep schedule!!

So I have been M.I.A this week, but it has been crazy full of getting my classroom ready, trying to spend some extra summer family time, and dealing with contract negotiations with my union and our district.

{uno - family time}

We took Grace to her first baseball game on Monday.  Just a local baseball team (Kane County Cougars - who are a Cubs team, woot!), but she loved it!  I told Hubby there was no way I was spending $6 for one of those foam fingers, but Grace saw everyone with one and kept on trying to grab theirs or kept asking for one...I gave in.  When she threw it on the ground and stepped on it 5 minutes later, I knew it was money well spent.


{dos - piggies}

I got my piggies done finally!  My friend and I have a before school tradition (it is our second year doing this, is it a tradition yet?) of getting pedicures and doing lunch.  My mama watched Grace during her nap time (it was her first time back watching Grace) and I got some good 'me time.'  I totally bite my nails (I so wish I didn't) so I know I would never be able to do the one accent color nail on my hands, so I did it on my toes.  I don't know if it is lame, but I love my piggies!


{tres - printer love}

Our printer hasn't worked all last school year and it was horrible.  I was having save my files on a flashdrive and take it to Office Max to print every time I needed color prints and it really stunk!  So I was ready to take a $50 print order in and I asked Hubby if we could just get a printer instead.  He agreed and we brought this little baby home.  We got an awesome deal on it...and the best part of all?  I can sit my little behind on my couch with my laptop and print from the office at the same time...love!!!


{cuatro - contract negotiations}

Our district is going through contract negotiations right now...can you say STRESS?  I won't go into all the details, but all the teachers (and their families, along with supportive community members) met at the School Board meeting on Tuesday night to show support for our teachers and it was pretty cool.  I don't know if it changed anyone's minds, but it was heartwarming seeing everyone come together.  Hubby and Grace came to show their support.  I puffy heart them!!!


{cinco - sound wall}

My classroom is coming together finally and I am getting excited!  I moved to upstairs to a smaller classroom this year so putting my classroom together this summer has been very frustrating (I am not a fan of change!)  Thing is after I got over the idea of moving, the room has really been coming together. I hope to have some pictures for everyone this weekend, but here is a sneak peek of my sound wall.  I love how it came out: the pocket charts are going to make it way more interactive than it has been in the past.

So that is how my week has been going...

Feel free to link up with Doodlebugs Teaching for Five for Friday or...







14 comments:

  1. Love your piggies! Awesome sound wall!

    Grace is my girl <3

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my classroom today -- hearing positive things makes me want to get it done so everyone can see it in its cuteness (instead of the tornado it is now). <3

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  2. I love the idea of the sound wall!!!!!

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    1. Thanks! It is one of the big things in dual language (opposed to a word wall), but last year I made posters: I think this year is going to be more interactive (cards in the pocket charts that the kids can bring back to their desks).

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  3. Working on my own sound wall for this year, too. Like that idea! I might have to steal it...

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    1. I can imagine it being a lot more fun in fifth grade: Are you doing suffixes and prefixes and such? I will have to come and see it!

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  4. Loved looking at your pics. Thanks for sharing.

    Jamie
    teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

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  5. Love your sound wall. I need a new printer. I've warn mine out. Thanks for linking up this week.

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    1. Seriously I never knew all the cool things the new printers can do! I can print from my Android (iPhones work too). This thing is so cool -- I feel like I am on the Jetsons ~ It doesn't take a lot to impress me I guess...Thanks for stopping by - I always love looking at your pics on your blog! :)

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  6. Your piggies look great! I love when my toes are painted.
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Thank you! It does make a world of difference, I look down and smile. Much better than the one big toe half-painted and the others randomly painted or not look I was sporting earlier this week! Thanks for stopping by!

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