Friday, April 26, 2013

Five For Friday {April 26th}

Thank goodness its Friday! I'm not sure about anyone else but it has been what seems like the longest week ever! We had state testing this week and even though I don't teach a test grade, this means that we went 2 days with no breaks, no specials, no library, monitored bathroom breaks, lunch with the kids in the cafeteria to keep them I really need to go on? Luckily, I have a 3 day weekend!
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share five things from my room this week!
If you live in Texas, you've heard about the accident that happened last week in West, TX. For those of you that might not know there was an explosion at a Fertilizer Plant killing 15 volunteer firemen and injuring hundreds. West is a small town about 45 minutes from where I live. West is also the home of my two very best friends and several other close friends. They are fortunate to be safe and so are their families. There town lost their middle school. I can't image loosing my classroom or even my home. I wanted to help in someway but I just didn't know how. On Monday and Tuesday I spent the afternoon collecting food, water, clothes, medical supplies, school supplies and gift cards in my community. Our VFD did a wonderful job of collecting supplies for the town of West. It felt good to help in some way. While I don't have a pictures of the work that we did. I will ask you to pray for West.
 I don't know if anyone else has an addiction to bright, colored pens BUT I do! I have this weird habit that when I grade papers, I can't grade all the sets using the same pen/marker. I have to change the color after each set. I found these SUPER cute GLITTER markers over the weekend and I am in LOVE!!! even if they are craZart! You can see them here on Amazon.
The past two weeks we have been studying measurement. Here we are playing "Find Someone Who" from my Skating into Measurement unit! I taped a skateboard card onto each students back. They did not know which card they had. I had them go around and measure each others cards on their backs. They did this in inches and centimeters. Once they had measured everyone they had to guess which card they had. It was so much fun! They really enjoyed it!
 (I have a recording sheet include in my Skating into Measurement pack, but our copier was down most of the week so we used our math journals instead!
In other news...I was Teacher of the Week for my district! Yay!
In spite of the rough week, I did manage to get a huge wedding to-do check off my list! We FINALLY booked our honeymoon! Can you guess where we're going?
We battled this decision for months and could not decide. We finally came across a great deal that we just could not pass up. I can't wait to spend a week in Caribbean. I have never been before. Have you been to Jamaica? What did you think?
That's it for now! Have a great weekend ya'll!
Marcy :)


  1. Congrats on booking your honeymoon! Jamaica is beautiful. I have been twice as a stop on a cruise. I hear the all inclusive resorts are wonderful! Dunns River Falls in a must-very cool! I hope it is an incredible experience for you.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

    1. Thanks Jamie! I will definitely look into Dunns River Falls! I can't wait!

  2. I hate STAAR testing also. My situation was just like yours, no breaks, lunch with the kids....yuck!

    P.S. I'm glad your friends in West are okay. I drove through West just a few days before the explosion


  3. I love your measurement activity! I especially like that they had it on their backs and didn't know which one they had. Super fun!

    Congrats on Teacher of the Week!! Whoot Whoot!

    I'm happy to be your newest follower, another Texan :)

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

  4. Hi Marcy,
    My kiddos were testing...luckily this year we got a specials/planning period every day!

    I live about an hour north of West - are you close to me?

    Congrats on being Teacher of the Week and Congrats on booking your honeymoon!

    This Little Piggy Reads

    1. Deniece,
      I'm about 45 minutes west of West, TX! I like in Hico, just out side of Stephenville. Where do you live?

  5. LOVING that measurement activity! Thanks for posting :)
    The Techie Teacher


Saddle Up For 2nd Grade