Five for Friday!!!

Helloooo everyone!  Happy Friday!  We’re linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for some Five For Friday action!  How was your week?   Our week was fantastic!  We are breaking out the flip flops around here with some sunny 65+ degree weather!  Woohoo!  That’s unusual for us here in the Seattle area, as I’m sure you’ve heard. 

The theme for this week?  It’s the little things people!  That was my motto for this week.  Lindsey always says, “It’s supposed to be 5 random things mom!”  But teachers think in themes right?   Let’s enjoy the little things, shall we? 

Little thing number one!  Today I’m getting reading intervention group plans ready and prepped for next week.  We are HUGE proponents here of providing materials that ALL students can access, and it’s great to be able to throw in some fun reading for motivation, too!  So I’m prepping our St. Patrick’s Day leveled passages for Monday’s groups.  It comes with leveled passages, vocabulary games and practice, a bingo type word game, and a fun leprechaun finder craftivity.  If I were in the classroom, all of my students would make the leprechaun finder.  Since I do reading groups all day though, I’m making them for my kiddles to use to do their close reading with.  It’s not too late…if you need some fun, leveled reading for next week, you can grab a copy here. I’m all about these little things that make the teaching life easier. 

Little thing number two! – Last evening, my good friend and I went for a little mid-weekish concert!  We had such a great time and even though we’re working on about 3 hours of sleep, I highly recommend it!  It really energizes you to spend an evening with awesome, inspiring music!  A little Mercy Me, Matt Maher, David Crowder, and Jamie Grace goes along way to lift your spirits!  We are both Grammy’s and we are NOT too old to dance like crazy at concerts (yes I am talking to you Lindsey)!  Thank you very much! Makes your heart happy!

Little thing number three! – Yesterday was Girl Scout Day!  Yep, I found that on the internet, so you know it is The. Gospel. Truth!  Oh yeah!  In honor of that, I may….or may not…. have eaten this whole box of mint cookies!  I confess to nothing! Wink, wink! Sadly, we will soon have to wait another year to enjoy this deliciousness.

Little thing number four! – Goofy Woofie Newfie Episode # 852.  Boomer decided he would try a little experiment to see what would happen if he ate half a container of Nestle Quik Chocolate Drink Mix that he had helped himself to from the cupboard!  He is our ginormous Newfie scientist, don’t ya know!  Always doing these little experiments, you see!  He’s not looking so good today! Chocolate is poisonous for dogs, but thankfully he didn’t eat enough to do major damage….just a little tummyache.  Silly boy!  Since we know he’ll be okay….it’s one of the little things you laugh about. 

Little thing number five!  And THE BEST of all!  After church Sunday, my little granddaughter Emerie went skipping ahead, reached down and picked this dandelion, and said, “This is for you Grammy!”  Ahhh….heart pitter patter, heart melt, heart swoon!  I’ll take this little dandelion any day over a bunch of roses!  I’ve been walking around all week with little hearts in my eyes!  LOVE!!!

Thanks for hanging out with us!  Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. JanCT
    March 15, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    That concert sounds so great! Here in Connecticut, there aren't too many Christian concerts. I'm glad your adventurous pooch is okay. Have a wonderful week! I enjoyed reading about your "little things".
    Laughter and Consistency

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      March 16, 2015 / 4:08 am

      Hi Jan! We are lucky to have so many Christian concerts here. We try to go as often as possible. They are so uplifting! 🙂 Thanks for connecting with us! Smiles, Kristin

  2. Carol Davis
    March 15, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Oh my goodness! I loved this post! I use Five for Friday as a way to make lists all the the time, so this sounded just like me! Thanks for sharing about the dandelion! Precious- save it forever. (I wish I had a grandchild and may in the next few years!) Have a great week!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      March 16, 2015 / 4:10 am

      Hi Carol! Having grandchildren is the best thing ever…well second best to our children. You will so enjoy them when they come along! The dandelion is dried out now, but I certainly am saving it! Thanks for connecting with us! Smiles, Kristin

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