Friday, April 26, 2013

Five For Friday 4/26 and GIVEAWAY

It is FRIDAY! WOO HOO! So that means it's time for FIVE FOR FRIDAY!
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Here's my week...

1. Diorama---Kids had to choose a habitat and create a diorama for our Ecosystems Unit. They turned out great! They also had to present the habitat to the class and tell facts about it. Here's just one wasn't the best and it wasn't the worst either...just one I took a pic of...

2. RE- I teach Religious Ed one night a week at our church and it was the LAST WEEK! I am so happy I can cross that off my list of things to do...but I'm going to miss those kids! I taught 10 sixth graders. For some reason, they loved me teaching the class. I didn't do anything all that special. We read out of the book, chatted LOTS, and did some activities. I had them review the year and they had such great things to say to me! Made me feel good because my specialty is 3rd grade...not 6th. When I walked into class on Wednesday night, this is what greeted me...

Super nice coming from 6th graders...I wasn't expecting it at all. It seems like RE is something kids don't look forward I'm glad they were able to enjoy it! We had some really mature conversations.

3. Sweet Skull- Today, we had "Muffins with Mom" as a PTO fundraiser at school. One mom walked her son to class and they gave me a little gift. She told me that they went on vacation to Alabama and went shopping at Lulu's (Jimmy Buffet's sister's store) and he INSISTED on buying me the skull necklace below. She thought he was crazy and didn't want to get it for me. She was almost embarrassed to give it to me. Well, of course, I made a HUGE deal about much I loved it and explained to the mom that I do love skulls. I showed her my second ear piercing which has a tiny silver skull in it. IT WAS sooooo SWEET of him to think of me on vacation! He saw that skull and KNEW his teacher MUST have it! Now... to find an outfit I can wear next week to show it off... ;)

4. Favorite Teacher-The students in our district were hounded encouraged by admin to write a letter about your favorite teacher...well, one of my former students, who is now in 6th grade, wrote about me. Her mom emailed me the letter. IT SOOOO TOUCHED MY HEART to the core! I replied and said that I don't care if we "win" or not, because that letter means more to me than she even knows! Read it! It's SOOOOO ME. It's exactly how I want my students to view me as a teacher! The only thing I changed in her essay is my real name...they had to keep the essay to 200 words or less.

5. GIVEAWAY- Visit my post below because I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY! It's an ETA hand2mind CCSS Fraction Set!!!!  Click on the photo or on the title of this #5.



  1. Wow what a great week you had! That letter was so well written and the skull necklace was so sweet! Especially for a boy to have bought it for you!!

    I just found your blog through the linky and am your latest follower :)

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  2. What a sweet letter - you are right, you have already won!! Can't wait to see the outfit you find to go with your new necklace :)

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  3. Just found your blog through the Five for Friday linky! I am always excited to find other third grade teachers' blogs! :o) I am your newest follower!