Friday, June 12, 2015

Five for Friday

Happy, happy summer to all of my friends!
I've had two full weeks of summer, and I have loved every second! Here are a few fun random tidbits from my summer so far!

The very first day of summer, my teaching team worked together to plan out our curriculum map for the upcoming school year. We like to do this while we are still in school mode. I was really proud of us! We planned out all of our literacy units, matched up our science and social studies standards with the units. Yay, us! 

Then, of course, because I am a control freak like to be helpful, I compiled all of our ideas into one place for us to have and cherish during the year. 

After three years of trying, my teammate finally convinced me to clear out my teacher's desk from my classroom. To be honest, I am a fan of having my own space. Don't get me wrong, my classroom is totally kid-friendly and it's all of their mess. But, I do like having my own little slice of heaven in the corner of my classroom. 

Last week, I decided to clean the desk out and realized that all of the stuff inside was stuff that I rarely used! OR, it's stuff that doesn't really belong there. There may or may not have been an entire drawer dedicated to Goldfish crackers and Peanut Butter M&Ms. You won't tell anyone, will you? 

There will definitely be another blog post on this topic later in the summer, once my school's tech guy gets my new computer area set up! 

With my team's work day session, we also divided up all of our typical copies for the beginning of the school year. We also decided to give a facelift to our portfolio pieces. I'm currently working on these to make them look a little bit more modern and make them more uniform. Here's a peek at a student self-reflection for math! 

My last two tidbits are not school related. Let's face it, every teacher needs a little non-school fun during the summer! 

I found these t-shirts for one of my dearest friends' son. He turned 12 last week, and he's a huge fan of silly t-shirts and of course, zombies. I may or may not have laughed out loud when I was in the store. So, naturally, I was giddy as I watched him unwrap his gift! He loved them!

This week, my second family went strawberry picking. I am so thankful that they didn't invite me - I am not one for much manual labor [insert charming laughter here]. They did, though, invite me to help bake yummy treats to use the mass amounts of strawberries. Here's a quick picture of my favorite treat we made - fruit pizza! 

Now, this high quality of photo does not happen all by itself. It's a direct result of strawberry-stained fingers and a request of a 10-year-old taking the picture with your phone. In his words, he was trying to be "artistic." He failed. Oh, well. It was still delicious!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE fruit pizza! You just inspired me to make one! :) Kristen Moore to Learn