5 for Friday...Linky Party

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share 5 random things about this week!

Photo 1:  My first week back!  This was my first week back from Christmas break!  I really did miss my students but there is ONE thing I didn't miss...TYING SHOES! {lol!}  I captured the first set of shoes that I had to tie in two weeks!

Photo 2:  I hit 1,000 blog followers this week!  I seriously am SO excited!  This week a 1,000th lovely person decided to click the "join this site" button to follow my blog.  Thanks so much for taking the time to read anything that I post! :)

Photo 3:  Count and write the room activity.  I have seen several read and write the room activities, but I decided to switch it to use for math.  This is found in my Winter Wonderland Unit.  The students wander the room to find little cards, then they count the items and write the number on their recording sheet.

Photo 4:  I got a manicure today!  Gel nails are my favorite.  They don't chip and last for several weeks.  

Photo 5: My co-worker's paint activity.  My bestie at work and I share a Pinterest board titled: 10 Minutes til Open House and I Choose THIS Craft?!?!  Somehow whenever we are in crunch time (report cards are due, parent teacher conferences are that day, the morning of a field trip, etc.) we find ourselves doing the most time consuming or messy project!  It never fails!  We started a Pinterest board for us to post inside jokes of the WORST types of activities would be to do right before an important event or during crunch time.  Well, this is a photo of what she did outside our classroom!  They are learning the letter "F" this weeks so they painted with flyswatters!  The kids loved it, but I died laughing because this is something we definitely would have pinned on our board!

Happy Friday! 


  1. Love the mani! And ha ha ha about the worst-timed activities and flying by the seat of your pants! My co-worker and I joke about the same thing! I like to start elaborate art projects with 20 minutes left in the day!!!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  2. That was one thing that I had a hard time with when I taught Kindergarten was tying shoes! Congrats on your 1,000 followers! I just recently hit 100! I hope to get to 1,000 someday! Enjoy your weekend!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  3. Congrats on hitting 1,000! That is great! I like how you switched up Read the Room to include math.
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. Ummm I think that I would like to paint with flyswatters! Sounds like a great way to get out some frustrations :)

    Happy weekend!

    Teachery Tidbits

  5. Congratulations on 1000!! Woohoo!
    And that pinterest board and fly swatter painting activity crack me up!!!

  6. Congrats on 1000!! And I LOVE your nails!
    Sweet Times in First

  7. Congrats! I definitely need one of those manis. That flyswatter art looks crazy messy!!

  8. Fly swatter painting? What a creative idea. How fun!!
    First Grade Found Me

  9. Lovin' that mani! I got gel on mine during the break and they're just about ready for a new coat... SO agree wit hyou on the tying shoes. Didn't miss that one bit!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  10. Wow-1,000 followers, I can't even imagine. Congratulations! Love the nail color! I always have really bad timing with crafts as well. We made collages yesterday and the room looked like a tornado hit it when our upper admins came in, oops. At least the kids were all engaged! :)

  11. Love, love, love, everything you do. Congrats on the 1,000 follower lv, but I am not surprised cause your fab.