Friday, April 19, 2013

Five for Friday!

How can it already be FRIDAY? The days are just FLYING by! I feel like everything is measured in days now! 10 days until Wax Museum Presentations, 2 days until BOE meeting, 15 days until All Schools Day, etc! This year has just flown by! 

So here we go....

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Gotta love a small town! The main bank in town posted pictures of the 1st Place winners  from the KS State Destination Imagination teams! My two teams took first place in their challenges! SO MUCH FUN! 


It was my birthday this week! My kiddos were so sweet to bring in treats and flowers! We are studying myths and legends right now and one of my sweet boys asked, "Miss Z were you born when this legend was written?" .... "UM NO!!!!!!!" 


I am moving to a new school in the fall! Lots of mixed emotions! I love the school I am at, but at my new school I will get to loop with my kiddos! This was my first box I packed! Trying to get a little ahead of the game. 

I looked up from my guided reading table to find two kiddos on the library cart reading! OH MY GOODNESS! I about had a heart attack, afraid someone would get hurt and then I just started laughing! 


I had the privilege of giving a Writing PD for teachers in grades K-2. The favorite activity that we did was this "Techno Scavenger Hunt." I created a  Powerpoint Slide that linked to tons of great writing resources! The teachers LOVED it! It was so easy to do as well! 

The best part of today is that I took a 1/2 day and had lunch with a dear friend! 

Hope everyone has a great day! Make sure you check out the MANY bloggers that will link up at Five for Friday! 


Friday, April 5, 2013

Five for Friday!

So many fun things from this week!  I am excited to share them on Doodle Bugs' Linky Party 

1. We are having a blast in Kansas with MARCH MADNESS! Three teams from Kansas started in the tournament and now we have a team in the FINAL FOUR! Wichita State University Shockers! On Monday we wrote letters to Coach Marshall and the team and mailed them off that afternoon! We are hoping they actually got them! I told my kiddos that I truly thought it was some of their best writing of the year! I created a little freebie with the jerseys! Hoping you might want to use it on MONDAY when the Shockers play for the championship! (fingers crossed!). You can download it here

Go Shockers! Go Shockers Go!

2.  I was trying to come up with a fun Easter table decoration that was not going to cost a lot of money! I found this on Pinterest and I LOVE how it turned out! I colored a cup of rice and placed it in a mason jar with a votive candle! I love how HAPPY it looks! I will use it all spring long! 

3. I love CHEVRON! LOVE. I found these gems at Wal-Mart this week! 

4. I am the tournament director for the Kansas Destination Imagination State Tournament, which is on April 13!  My classroom is a disaster! It is filled to the brim with all things DI! I can't wait for the tournament! I love DI! There is nothing better than celebrating problem solving  creativity, and teamwork! I can't wait to blog about the tournament...after I recover! 

5.  My biggest news is that I finally uploaded my first product for sale on TPT and it is a great pice at just $2.00! I am so excited about this product! I hope it is helpful to many people! You can check it out here! 

 Make sure you stop by and check out many more bloggers FIVE FOR FRIDAY! 

Happy Weekend Friends!