Friday, October 11, 2013

Five For Friday

Wow... it's been forever since I've blogged. It's been even LONGER since I've linked up for a Five For Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!  Without further ado, here are my five (well, six, because I couldn't choose) random things from the past week or so.

1 - We have the most wonderful guidance counselor in the whole entire world. Seriously, though. If you think your school counselor is the best, you're wrong. Our counselor comes in to do character education lessons throughout the year, and this past week she read the most adorable monster book. The Monster Who Lost His Mean is about a little monster who loses the "m" in his name, so "Onster" goes around trying to do terrible things, but soon learns that it's much easier to do nice things. It's pretty cute, especially with Halloween around the corner! She finished it up by having the kids work on a page that said "_________ will NOT be a mean monster! Instead I will..."

2 - One of our second grade teachers just got a guinea pig for her room and was talking to me about giving her guiea pig a bath. A BATH?! I googled it. Apparently it's a thing. So I gave Jelly Bean a bath... he hated every minute of it, but he was super cute.

3 - Our district sells "Pink Out" shirts every October so we can all wear them to one of the football games. Mine came with a hole in the back. No big deal. The kicker was the fact that there was an arrow pointing to the hole. It's as if some factory worker went "Hey! There's a hole in this! Let's sell it anyways!"

4 - Our lesson yesterday was on finding ways to make 10. The lesson was super simple, so I wanted to think of a fun little extension activity. I had them make 10 all eleven ways and then they glued them onto sentence strips to make silly hats. I gave them very little direction and they glued them on however they wanted. It was fun, and it reinforced all the ways to make ten on ten frames.

5 - It pays to be friends with the high school choir director. She emailed me saying there were a few extra seats on their bus trip to see Matilda on Broadway. Sign me up. It was amazing.

6 - I unofficially decided that every Thursday should be Bow Tie Thursday. My bow tie collection (only real ones, not those silly pre-tied junkers) is growing quite large! You should join me... It's a fun little thing to get you through the end of your week! If you instagram, use the hashtag #bowtiethursday!

Well, that's all folks!


Tess Cogdell said...

Hi Andrew!
So your post made me laugh out loud...I can't get over that pink shirt with the hole in it! That is hilarious! So glad I found your blog :)

The Teacher and the Frog

Alison Hislop said...

I was laughing too! I wish we had teachers at our school who rocked a bow tie! Pink shirt, with the arrow pointing to the hole is hilarious - sorry but it is! I am a new follower and look forward to following along!

Teaching Maths with Meaning

Jayne Gammons said...

Saw your post on Five for Friday. Following, Jayne
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Sue said...

I love your bowtie idea. Sadly I do not have a bowtie collection. Scarves is another story.

The Very Busy Classroom

Just A Primary Girl with Mrs. H said...

Andrew, I do a after school activity with eleven 1-2 grade girls. We made hair bows. Each week they come in sporting new bows. The boys have asked for bow tie class. All 11. Guess what their seasonal gift will be???? Of course it will not be "real" but formed with elastic. They will be so excited. I'll tag you on ig as I create them. We'll take a class photo. :)

Mommyshape said...

Laura pointed me in the direction of your blog. We are the ones who gave you Jelly Bean. It is so wonderful to see him doing so well. I can't wait to show the boys in the morning. Thank you for taking such good care of him.