Five for Friday!!

Well…here we are again…..Friday. How I love FRIDAY!!!! Lindsey here, and I am ready to bring you my Five for Friday! My favorite time of the week:)

The other day was my daughter’s field trip to the pumpkin patch. I LOVE the pumpkin patch! It is my favorite family activity! So, I HAD to take the day off and go so we could have a family trip. Now of course, it’s October in Washington, so our trip was cold and rainy. It’s okay. It was still fun. We have a great local pumpkin patch that we go to every year and I LOVE it:)
Here’s Emerie’s “cheese” face. She was a LITTLE excited at the beginning (by the end of the trip she was cold, cranky and ready to go home). 

I was SO excited for Tyson to go to the patch this year because now that he can walk and get around on his own I knew he would love it!

Now, you know what isn’t really fun? Taking the day off of being around a bunch of kids to go hang around a bunch of other kids. Now, obviously I love hanging out with my own kids, and the kids at my daughters school. But some other kiddos at this patch were not supervised very well and I had to squash my teacher-ness during the whole trip. Not. Fun.

Have you ever tried to get a family picture in a pumpkin patch with a bunch of kids running around???? This is the best we got:)

Next week is conference week. That means a week of half days. That means a week of crazy kids. That means a week of stress. So, to ease that stress I am trying to be completely prepared. 
Usually I am the queen of procrastination.
Like, SUPER procrastination queen.
I am happy to say I am CHANGING my ways.
Well…I’m trying.
So this is my kitchen table…

Actually, that WAS my kitchen table. Until I tried to do some work while my kids were playing before bed. Then they thought it would be fun to start pulling my papers off the table…I guess that’s their way of reminding me that work is supposed to be done after they go to sleep:) I mean…it’s not really procrastination…it’s taking care of my kiddos…it’s not like I DON’T WANT to do work…I mean there’s always tomorrow…conferences aren’t until next week…I have the whole weekend…right???

Anywhooo…this is our next task…

Obviously we can’t have parents coming to our class with our desks looking like this. We will actually use the folders in our desk to hold our papers. I know…CRAZY concept!!

So, I finally have all my beginning of the year assessments done and I am ready to start fluency practice. Our school uses Six Minute Solution. Looky at these beautiful folders…



Pretty right?????

I guarantee you in a month they will look nothing like this. They will be trashed. Let’s take another moment to enjoy their beauty…

I’ll give you some time to scroll up and look again……

Now, I have been a teacher for quite some time. I have experienced many things when it comes to these kiddos. I have said many things that I never thought would have come out of my mouth. Things that if you were a fly on the wall you would look at me and start laughing. I’m sure all of you can think of things YOU have said that you never thought you would have to say.

Well…Wednesday I had to say something to my second graders that I never thought I would ever have to say. I mean…they are second graders. They are 7 and 8 years old… To their defense it wasn’t proven that it was a kiddo in my class that did this. We have 6 other second grade classes that use the same bathroom. However, I still had to say this…


They took their underwear OFF and LEFT IT on the FLOOR!!!!!

In the middle of the bathroom…

On the FLOOR!

I don’t even know what else I can say about that.

We were having some pretty crazy weather today. Rain. Wind. Sun. This is what I saw on the way home…

A double rainbow! I feel like that’s lucky. It’s lucky to see a double rainbow. It’s two of God’s promises. It HAS to be lucky! Right??? I think so.

I hope you all have a double rainbow kind of lucky Friday:)


  1. Liveloveserveteach
    October 24, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! I am cracking up right now. One could hope that some of the bathroom issues would be better since you're not in the portables this year. Underwear on the floor is a new one! Hilarious! I can totally hear you and picture you saying it. Well, enjoy your weekend, even if you have to spend it prepping for conferences. Looks like you've earned it. 🙂
    Joya 🙂

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      October 25, 2014 / 3:20 am

      You know, I thought the bathroom issue would be better too. Turns out it's a second grade issue. The location of the bathroom apparently doesn't matter!

  2. Colleen Noffsinger
    October 24, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    You have an adorable family! I love your underwear story- Ha! Oh, the joys of being a teacher. At least you got a good story out of it to entertain the rest of us on this glorious Friday! 😉
    Literacy Loving Gals

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      October 25, 2014 / 3:20 am

      Thank you!! I am glad that everyone else enjoys the story as well!!!

  3. Kidpeople Classroom
    October 25, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    Loved the underwear story. I do a linky party of Funny Kid Stories on the first Friday of each month, if you'd like to come along. I have a sad underwear story- we had a little guy who would poop his pants and hide his underwear- poop and all- behind the toilet. We quickly determined he needed help in many ways. Poor little guy. You never know what your days will hold, do you? See you around. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      October 26, 2014 / 5:30 pm

      That's so sad. This was not a situation like that, thank goodness. Poor guy!!

  4. 2again
    October 25, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    My grandson does that, but he's four… We tease my daughter that she going to get a call from his kindergarten teacher next year saying he's done this!

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      October 26, 2014 / 5:32 pm

      I have some of the same fears about my daughter! Fortunately, it's not with underwear, but some of the things she says I fear she'll say at school!

  5. Unknown
    October 26, 2014 / 5:04 am

    The underwear story is HILARIOUS and I always find it so funny the things that we say as teachers! I love the rainbow picture! It is definitely October here in Washington! I think I have connected with you in the TpT forums before, but I am a WA blogger too! I keep seeing these posts about different blogger meetups and I want WA to have one! Although I don't think I could organize something like that… but maybe if there are just a few of us? (I don't know how many of us there are here in WA, do you?) Anyways, Happy Weekend!! 🙂

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      October 26, 2014 / 5:35 pm

      I don't know how many of us there are in Washington. I know they were talking about doing a Washington/Oregon meet up but taking a trip to Oregon during the school year is not in the cards for us. We would LOVE to meet up too! I always read about all these fun stories from other meet-ups. I don't think I am organized enough to set one up either:( If you hear of one would you let us know? We want to be there for sure!

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