Saturday, August 23, 2014

Five for Fraturday...

I'm linking up with Doodlebugs for FFF...on a very early Saturday morning. Sigh. Read on to find out why I didn't post on Friday and why I'm up so early today. Double sigh.

I just finished the roller coaster that was my first FULL week of school (last week was 2.5 days). The anticipation of back to school was akin to the nervous jitters as you get strapped in to your favorite thrill ride. Before I knew it, we were at full speed! We had highs and lows and twists and turns. I couldn't always tell up from down and at some point I felt like throwing up and at many points I felt like screaming. When it was over, I was dizzy.

Here's a peek at my week:

Let me start by saying that I had a lovely, low key weekend with the family. We did a little yard work, watched a movie on Netflix, I made a lasagna and we just chilled and spent time together. It was exactly what I needed.
This is a weird picture, but trust me, it was delicious!

In class, we spent some time working on our First Week Memory Book. They wanted me to spell everything for them! I told them to do their best and that we would look back at these books at the end of the year and smile at our spelling mistakes! 

We also practiced doing math stations. We practiced how we rotate, clean up, turn in work, and play fairly. I didn't have a group so I could walk around and support students. I'm not sure what I was thinking when I decided to jump right in. Maybe I should have checked to see if there was even water in the pool before I took the leap.  
We're working on place value right now so I brought out some of the oldies but goodies, and added a few new things I bought recently. I love the Number Knowledge pack by Amy Lemons. It was so easy to prep and some of the activities could be differentiated. 

More and Less

From Number Knowledge by Amy Lemons. What comes next?

My daughters were challenged by my nephew to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. My brother in law died from this horrible disease in his early 40s. When I first heard of this challenge I was a little annoyed. Now I have seen the awareness it has brought to ALS and how much money it has raised. When I told people about ALS before, almost nobody had heard of it. Now, many more people are aware! Well, I really couldn't resist pouring ice cold water over my daughters' heads and I have to admit that I may have enjoyed it just a tad too much!

Finally, my sis asked me to doggie sit for her fur babies Lola and Brinkley. They are great companions for my dog Scruffy. However, one doggie (who shall remain nameless) was barking at 4:30 this morning at who-knows-what. Hence the reason I am up so early today. Jess, I hope you're reading this, but I doubt it because you are probably having more fun than you can handle.
The culprit!

1 comment:

  1. I love that the pup (who shall remain nameless) looks so innocent in the pic :)

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