Friday, July 4, 2014

Five for Friday-July 4th

Happy Fourth of July!
I'm linking up with Doodlebugs for her Five for Friday Linky!

We decided to play some mini-golf this week and it was a blast! Hubs came in 1st, I took 2nd, and the rest of the girls took the rest. I would should have won, because there were two holes where my golf ball went in the hole and popped back out. I should have googled the official mini-golf rules…my family made it count as an extra stroke. hmmmmm
Grad School-As you know, I'm working on Master's Degree number two. I'm workin' on getting a Reading Specialist's Degree. At this point, I'm not interested in being a Reading Specialist (I don't think), but it's something good to have in my pocket-just in case I want to leave the classroom for something else…Above everything, I'm looking forward to learning more about literacy for my future students.
My assignment last week was about how teachers integrate technology into literacy.
Research shows that technology does not improve literacy…BUT I'm a firm believer in a balance of everything…Below are four of the books for my current class (sorry for blurry photo-not retaking).

How do YOU incorporate technology into your literacy time?
I  was an Instagram Giveaway winner! HOW EXCITING IS THAT!? Who doesn't love to win?
This is an awesome pack of work stations for literacy from Jessica over at The Teacher Talk! You should check out her TPT store. I linked the photo to her store for you! Thanks to Jessica for the giveaway! I'm super excited to incorporate this with my 3rd graders!
Last night we went to the county fair to enjoy the carnival and watch fireworks. They truly have THE best fireworks show! The carnival was slightly disappointing this year. The rides were tin rides from like the 1960's or something. I rode "The Octopus" (we call it the spider for my generation) with my daughter and laughed my butt off. The steps to get into the ride were wooden and had a screw poking up. I think part of the thrill was wondering if the ride was going to fall apart.
The top right photo is my FIFTEEN year old riding on the swings…she wouldn't look at me-she knew I was taking a photo.
Woke up today and the fish the girls won at the fair are still alive…
A call has been put into a garage door repair guy. We got into the garage just fine last night and my hubs went out to cut the lawn and the garage door is busted. BOO. Broken Spring. BOO. We were able to get my car out…So it's really not a big deal…just inconvenient.
Looking forward to barbecuing today and hanging out with my family!

Enjoy your 4th! Be safe!


  1. I can't remember the last time I went to play much fun! Congrats on winning! That pack looks great...I'll have to check it out! Have a wonderful 4th!

    Thriving in 3rd

    1. I just realized this is the pack I reposted on IG and tagged you in! Haha! I didn't recognize it without the product cover! You lucky duck! The teacher who tagged me won, too!