Well lookie here! My best friend….FRIDAY…is here again! And it’s a very special Friday because our Spring Break starts at 4:00! Woohoo! So here’s a little Five For Friday to celebrate! Thank you to Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting!
This week’s theme? Things we get excited about!
This is Mike Mulligan Steam Shovel. Boy were we excited when he showed up! You see, there is a tiny little piece of property that our school parking lot sort of wraps around. We have been waiting for yeeeeaaaarrrrs for someone to buy it and make it into a community center, or at least a Starbucks with maybe a deli or teriyaki place attached…or maybe a wine bar for after hours! Well finally….the day arrived! Mike Mulligan Steam Shovel showed up and we went rushing over to see what he was going to make….and when I say we I really mean we made the custodian rush over and find out. Anywho….drum roll please…..it is going to be……condos. Wah wah wah! Bummer. But at least the kiddles are having a great time watching Mike Mulligan work. Pretty fun to watch….even if it isn’t a Starbucks. 🙂 🙂
And it’s the little (or maybe large) things I tell ya! This giant plastic cow makes my teacher heart excited and happy! She lives at a local grocery store. Sometimes she is in the dairy aisle…sometimes she is in the meat aisle…which I’m sure freaks her out. This week, she was grazing amongst the tulips. So who cares? Me. I’d like to bring her with me and put her in the courtyard of our school! I know the kiddles would get so excited and would LOVE her, and she would love all of the attention. Do you think the store people would notice if I sort of slipped her in my expandable grocery tote as I walk out?
We teachers get so excited when we discover a new book that is just perfect for a lesson on….well you name it! So I was excited to get this book in the mail this week. It is PERFECT for teaching the littles all about using text clues and evidence to predict, infer, teach the genre of mystery, and lots more. Who Done It? by Olivier Tallec…check it out if you teach littles.
The Annual Staff vs. Fifth Graders Hockey Game….always gets our school excited! It is so much fun and the teachers always win…..which is a shock because face it…the fifth graders are in much better shape! This year was a little sad though, because our amazing P.E. teacher who started the tradition and makes it The MOST Amazing Fun every year, is moving to another school. Pfffft! Seems he wants to go work at the brand new school our district will open this Fall. Who would want to leave our awesome staff for a brand new school with state of the art facilities, I ask you? Well, this year’s score was mighty close…..Fifth graders 11, Teachers 29! Woohoo!
FAMILY….always gets me excited. This week I got to spend time with my 5 year old granddaughter helping her make a Fairy Garden at her house. We already made one at my house, but she needed one at her house too, of course. She had great ideas and it turned out great, don’t you think? Kids and Fairy Gardens…so much fun!
So there you go! It was a week to get excited about. And now I’m going to get excited about Spring Break because it is FINALLY here! Woot! Woot!
Have a great weekend everybody!