Saturday, January 12, 2013

A day late & a dollar short! Five for Friday

Yes, it has been that kind of week – I’m already behind the 8 ball and it’s only the first full week back!! Yikes, I hope this is not how the rest of the month is going to be! Ugh!!

Anywho, I have a bajillion reasons for being behind this week, but number one is that everyone wants to have a meeting.  Guess I am the “cool” teacher – ha! No, just the one with tons of meetings!! So, I scheduled like 5 meetings this week and have neglected my poor little blog.  I had to move things around my plate to make it work, and unfortunately blogging got knocked off in the process.

So, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday {even if it is a little late}.  It’s really easy, and I hope you decide to tag along – all you have to do is share 5 random things about your day/week.

1.  We focused on Martin Luther King, Jr. this week and my kids LOVED it!! Monday we read My Brother, Martin {one of my favorite MLK books}.  We are learning about MLK and leadership in social studies between now and the 22nd when we change gears and switch to science.

2. We had too much testing this week!!  I know, assessments are necessary; but, seriously, we took two pre-tests this week and it seemed to take the wind out of my baby’s sails!  I hate that for them – they get so frustrated {even though I’ve told them they won’t know what is on the test} and in turn, it makes their teacher sad.  I know that crying, whining and complaining is not going to make testing go away, but I just needed to vent.

3.   In literacy we have been working on our Cinderella unit.  My kids are amazed by all of the Cinderella stories that we have read.  Even my “tough” boys love Cinderella – yes, the girl version!  They couldn’t believe it when I introduced them to Joe Cinders.  Don’t you just love when your kids find something as exciting as you do?!

4.  Unfortunately, due to all of the other activities we are doing, we will not be celebrating 100 Day.  It is really hard for me to say no to, but I know they have done 100 Day for two years and it probably won’t even bother my students {no other 2nd grade teacher is doing 100 Day} but it is hard because it is one thing I absolutely LOVE.  Ugh – I don’t even like to write about it. {Can you hear me crying now?}

5.  I actually had an “extra” day off this week – no, it really doesn’t mean time off, it means I allocated more time to prepping sub plans.  No, I didn’t do anything fun {still crying!} but I got some answers to some medical issues.  I hope {have my fingers and toes crossed} that I go in on Monday morning to a great note…but alas, I am not getting my hopes up.

Here’s hoping that I get on top of things this week and I can actually blog next week – yes, my fingers and toes are still crossed!!

Happy Saturday evening friends!!


  1. Wow, I am so happy I found you blog! Just like you I had all the intentions to post on friday but that never happen and every parent out of nowehere suddenly wants to meet. The title of your post just crack me up.
    I also just finish a unit on Cinderella, we read so many Cinderella's story that at some point in time I was cinderella out. The kids were just amazed by the fact that there were so many different versions of it. It was a fun unit to cover.

    I just became your newest follower , hope you can follow me in my teaching journey in 4th grade.

    Happy teaching,

    1. Thanks for stopping in Vanessa! Fortunately, my kids are not quite done with Cinderella. Most of them could read it for weeks. We'll probably be done this week, since I am Cinderella'd out and starting to feel like one of the step-sisters :)