1. My new planner from Erin Condren!
I apparently I have a thing for apples lately... LOL. I bought this bad boy for next year because I am going to need to be SUPER organized. I saw a lot of other teacher who spoke very highly of theirs and I thought I would treat my self (and I'm so glad I did)! You know you're a teacher when you can't wait to start writing in your planner for next year when this year hasn't even ended yet ;o)
3. Our huge 5th grade party was on Wednesday after school from 2:30-6:30! I sadly do not have any pictures to share with you today because my room mom has my camera to develop some pictures. I do have a picture of our awesome shirts though! This year's theme was Medieval and since our school is Highlands Elementary, we decided to go with the Highlands Games.
They had soooo much fun! We have four different stations that they visit. The gaming station is in our cafeteria and we place all different gaming stations (wii, x-box connect, play stations, etc.) around the room and use projectors to make the big screens on the wall. They LOVE this part! We also have a craft station and they paint their frames for their pictures we took. The last station is the actual Highland Games, we had archery, walk the plank (thanks to my hubby), sling shots, and ye old snow cones, lol.
4. Did you know that you could rent videos from Wal-Mart and watch them on your computer?! This might be old news to some and I know you can do it on Amazon as well but this could be very important to teachers as it was to my teammate on Thursday. Thursday rolled around and we were watching the movies from our novels we just finished (my group = Westing Game, teammate's group = Hoot). My teammate did not have Hoot and couldn't find it in Redbox so we did a mad scramble to figure out how to get it pronto!
We work near a Walmart so I told her to see if they had it and then go pick it up while an assistant watched her class. While doing the search she found that she could rent Hoot on her computer and watch immediately. Since our computers are hooked up to our TV's... Voila! The kids got to watch Hoot right then and there and it only took us two minutes to get the video :o) Great for last minute movie days!
5. My new pencil sharpener is on its way!!!! Everyone has been blogging and giving away this bad boy and I knew I just had to have one! It should be here in one week!!!!!
That's my week in review! Hope you had a fabulous week and congratulations to those of you already on summer! Don't forget to visit Kacey and Amanda and link up with them (if you haven't already on FRIDAY, haha).