Friday, April 26, 2013

May's Monthly Market SNEAK PEEK & Friday Flashback/Five for Friday

Well this week has been a whirl wind but I have had so much fun!  It ended today with Field Day and I am exhausted.  Luckily we are going out with our best friends for dinner for my husband's birthday and they love/know we me well enough that when I'm not "all there" they will forgive me, lol.  This week I'm linking up with DoodleBugs' Five for Friday and Teaching Maddeness' Friday Flashback.  Let's recap the week shall we?


1. Testing is done!!!  It was two weeks of fingernail biting but my kids worked SO hard and I am very proud of them.  We tied it all up the day after with a surprise portion of FCAT...  The "How to eat a donut" portion!  I got this super cute idea from Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching and the kids LOVED it!

2. We finally completed our DonorsChoose thank you letters this week as well!  We had four projects funded in March (which is AMAZING) therefore we had to write LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of letters for our generous donors.  It feels nice to have that checked off the End of the Year To Do List.

3. It finally came in the mail!  I ordered Word Nerds from Stenhouse Publishing and I am so excited to read it.  I have skimmed through portions and read the first chapter online and I am already coming up with some great ideas for next year.  My kids did a good job with vocabulary this year but only for the few weeks they needed to retain it... then it was gone.  The two teachers who wrote this book have some phenomenal ideas about teaching vocabulary while your students actually enjoy it and retain it.  I feel a summer book study coming on... Anyone interested?!

Word Nerds

4. Here it is... May's Monthly Market Sneak Peek!  The three topics we will be sharing about are Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and the End of the Year.  Do you do anything special or funtastic for these three events?  Is there an idea on Pinterest or TPT you're just dying to try?  On May 1st head on back here to link up your ideas and see what everyone else has in mind for the month of May!

5. Sometimes I am in total teacher mode and am hyper aware of everything around me and other times not so much, lol.  I was apparently in one of those "not so much" times this week and just noticed that I hit 200 Followers!!!  I am so excited and would love to have a 200 Follower Giveaway with lots of wonderful goodies from me and my fellow bloggers.  If you would like to participate please leave a comment and your email below!

Happy weekend y'all!


  1. Four things!
    One-Thanks for the shout out!
    Two-Word Nerds sounds great! I can't wait to hear more about it!
    Three-Does your linky post at the first of the month? My Mother's Tea is the 10th and would love to link up for that with pictures.
    Four-I would love to donate to you!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

    1. I do post the linky on the first of the month, but I leave it open ALL month so when you Mother's Tea is done you can come back and post it. I'm very excited to see how that works! Thanks for your donation! I'll email all the ladies this week :)


  2. Congrats on your students being finished with testing! I went to college in Florida and I remember while doing field experience, students preping for the FCAT. I had never seen 3rd graders so stressed out over a test. I am glad you made it fun! I am new to the blogging/TPT world, but I would love it if I could help you in your give away. Let me know!

    Hope you have a fantastic week-end!

    Rosie's Rambles

  3. I will help!

    If you have any tips on writing the thank-yous, I have that on my end-of-the-year to-do list as well! (Wow, that was a lot of hyphens!)

    Fifth in the Middle

  4. Gotta check out the book!
    Love the Monthly Market linky. Comin' back!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  5. Just found your blog through the Friday Flashback! The Word Nerds book looks great--thanks for sharing! I have just become a follower and will be back to read future posts! :0)

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers