Friday, February 15, 2013

Five for Friday!

Happy Friday!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs to share 5 random things from my week.

1. snowed.  It snowed a lot.  We got about 2 feet of snow during the blizzard over the weekend so it was a four day weekend for us.  We had a snow day on Friday and on Monday.  The state was kind of a mess so I'm glad I didn't have to go anywhere!

2.  Started cleaning out my classroom closet and found some second grade math workbooks from around 1985.  It surprised me how much more are students are expected to do these days.  This was a mid-year test.  My kids are expected to do this wayy before they get to my classroom!

3.  My OCD kicked in.  I read  Jamie's blog over at 2nd Grade Stuff and saw how organized and coordinating her room was.  And then, well, I decided to copy her.  {shh...don't tell!}  I picked up baskets from The Dollar Tree and now (some) of my baskets are matching.  However, my Dollar Tree didn't have very many so I see multiple trips in my future!

4. Also found this guy in my closet when I was cleaning.  My mom gave him to me for my birthday (which is right near Halloween) about 4 years ago.  He is made of sugar.  I decided to throw him away.  I use him every year for a Halloween project.  Makes me want to create some October-themed activities now!

5.  I'm on vacation!  We are now on Winter Break and don't return until the 25th - yay!

And how was your week??


  1. I was just telling a few parents this week that first grade is NOT the first grade that they remember.. it is MUCH harder! So, I know what you mean about how we expect them to know much more.

  2. My 1st grade kiddos are working hard on that now..definitely way before 2nd grade!

    Love those baskets from Dollar Tree! Those littles ones have actually held up much better than my big ones from Target!

    Happy break..super jealous!

    Teachery Tidbits

  3. If you are still in the organizing mood, you can head my way and do my room! Love your baskets:) stay warm and enjoy your break!


  4. Your library looks great! :) So colorful! :)

    Sugar and Spice

  5. I am OBSESSED with your baskets! I hate my plain white ones and want colored ones now. :)
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  6. Cute baskets!!! I love the pink and green -- I wish my dollar store had those!! Y'all have a really late winter break!

    Enjoy the snow!


  7. I have the 2nd grade phonics book from the first year I taught and it's amazing that what is in there is what I'm teaching in first grade now. It does surprise many parents to find out how different things are now.
    First Grade Found Me


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