Saturday, November 2, 2013

Five for Friday and Currently!

It's Currently time, and you know what that means... it's NOVEMBER.  Holy cow!  How is it November already?  I turned on my radio to the Gen-X radio station last night when I was coming home from work, and they were playing Christmas music!  I wondered if I may have slept through November, because November 1 is way too early to play Christmas music!


Listening:  There was nothing good on TV this morning.  So I turned on the DVR just to have something to listen to.  

Loving:  I am a part of 2 exciting events this weekend!  They both start on Friday!  Stay tuned to both my Facebook page and my blog for information later this week!  And yes, they involve FREE STUFF. :-)  I can't wait!

Thinking:  I have a birthday party to go to in a few hours, and I still don't even have a gift.  I have part of a gift, but I need something else to go with it, which means I need to get up and go buy something before I go!  I also have some work to do on the exciting events this weekend, so I should probably get crackin' on that too!

Wanting:  I woke up several times Sunday night/Monday morning with this horrible tooth pain.  I spent 90% of Tuesday with an ice pack on my mouth because it hurt SO BADLY even after I took Tylenol/Advil.  I wanted to cry.  So I took off Wednesday to go to the dentist, and he said he thinks I have a tooth that is cracked on the inside, and it's abscessed.  UGH.  It's the same tooth I've had 2 fillings in.  :-(  So he gave me a prescription for Penicillin and told me to come back Tuesday to find out if they are going to pull my tooth or if I get a root canal.  Sounds EXPENSIVE.  I am so not interested.  And I am so worried about paying for it.  I have a hard enough time paying my bills as it is.  I have a mini heart attack everytime I get an email from my bank.  So... this is not good.  Which leads me into...

Needing:  So I need some sort of intervention... a donation from a sugar daddy... something to pay for what I know is going to be an expensive dental bill.  The first question out of my mouth was "Do you have a payment plan?"  I should have asked them if they work on compliments.  

A Yummy Pin:  I want to make these cheesecake pops!  I love cheesecake!  And who doesn't love food on a stick?  I could eat a few of these, I'm sure.  I mean, after I can eat food like a normal human again.




1.  My week has pretty much been defined by the toothache I mentioned earlier.  It hurts!  I decided one night this week that I wanted a milkshake and soup, because my tooth hurt.  So I went to McDonalds, bought a chocolate milkshake, and came home with it and my soup... and promptly dropped the milkshake on my back porch.

:-(

I can't wait to eat like a normal human again.  All I've eaten this week is soup and baked potatoes.  I want FOOD.  Like nachos.

And I don't want to sit in that retro-fabulous dentists chair again for a loooonnnngggg time.

2.  In the past few weeks, I've received the scores from my Praxis exam and my copy of my Masters Degree!  YAY!!!  I seriously need a celebration.  I worked HARD for it!  Now I need to get all my paperwork in to 2 different states so that I can get my raise.  I can't wait!  (See above about needing money to pay for expensive dental bill!)

3.  We had a fun Halloween party on Thursday.  I set up a spread of our yummy snacks.  Please ignore the mess behind it.  We were working on making bats, which we didn't finish!  Oops.  The paint took longer to dry than I thought.  So we'll have to finish them next week.  We're reading Stellaluna, so it's still relevant. :-)



I also let my students make Halloween addition problems with those foam Halloween stickers from the dollar store.  They loved it!  They loved using the white crayons on the black paper to make spooky Halloween pictures.  I love the clouds and the haunted house with the gravestones.  Hysterical. :-)

4.  Friday was our 50th day of school.  I wore a poodle skirt and sweater and popped the lenses out of some polka dot glasses.  The picture below is actually from last year, because I didn't get a picture of myself.  But I wore the same skirt and a white sweater that I buttoned up.  I had a scarf around my neck.  The sock money is my giant almost 4 foot sock money that had his jeans and sleeves rolled up. :-)  The kids got a kick out of him!

I decorated the classroom a bit for the day.  I printed off the juke box from Scrappin Doodles clip art, enlarged it on our postermaker, and hung it up in the room.  I also printed off some of the records and hung them from the ceiling and put them on the Smartboard.  Nothing too fancy, but the kids loved it.

Unfortunately, I forgot my camera at home, so I didn't get any pictures of the actual day.  But we had fun.  We talked about how the fifties were different than today, and how schools were different back then than they are today.  One of the teachers from our school came to tell the students about how things were like when she was growing up, like the games she used to play, what school was like, etc... It also helped the students to see that everybody who lived back in the 1950's weren't all dead. :-)

We also did a book about the number 50, made a necklace with 50 beads, and made rootbeer floats.  It was a fun afternoon!

This conversation happened yesterday as well:
Me: They only had small, black and white TVs in the 1950's. They didn't have DVD players and DVRs. Oh, and there were no video games. No X-boxes or Wiis or PSPs. Kids played with toys.

Every single first grader in my class: MIND. BLOWN.

5.  I don't really have anything else to say about this week.  So I'll just let you all know that I posted some fall centers to my store this week.  It's a set of math and literacy centers.  These are great to hold you over for the next few weeks until Thanksgiving!  I know I'm not QUITE ready for Pilgrims and turkeys yet!

The math centers are about number sense and place value- number ordering, adding and subtracting 1 and 10, tally marks, and tally marks and graphing. There are literacy centers for sight words (2), syllables, blends, blending words, and punctuation.  Each activity is available in color and black and white, just in case you can't print in color ink either!

There is also a student book that you can use while you are exploring pumpkins.  It has some math and some science activities in it, such as whether a pumpkin sinks for floats, a pumpkin life cycle activity, measuring the height and circumference of a pumpkin, using your 5 senses to explore a pumpkin, and some pumpkin seed word problems.  Some of the activities can be completed independently, while some will need teacher support.

I will write a post sometime this week about the fun my class had exploring their pumpkins.  My students loved doing the book.  They were so excited to work with their pumpkins after we went to the pumpkin patch!  I, on the other hand, was so excited to send them home! :-)

I used the syllable sort last week as my word work center.  The students did a great job placing their hands under their chins to hear how many syllables are in a word and sorting them.  I love my smart kiddos. :-)

Next week, we are celebrating Election Day.  I just wrote a Throwback Thursday post about how we celebrated Election Day last year if you want to check it out!  I can't wait to talk about Election Day again this year! :-)

Also, I am a part of a great birthday giveaway that I wanted to share with all of you!


Go to Tara's Facebook page and go to the Birthday Giveaway tab to enter to win!

Have a great week, and a great November! :-)

5 comments:

  1. Those cheesecake pops look delicious! I love making (and eating) cake pops and marshmallow pops, these look like an obvious next step :) I hope your tooth pain goes away!
    Jessica
    Covered in Glitter and Glue

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  2. I always try and catch the Friends reruns on TV! Love that show!

    --Caitlin
    thekindergarden.blogspot.com

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  3. Hope you get good news from your dentist. It is outrageous what dental work costs, isn't it?

    Your costume is so cute. I once asked the kids bring in board games to play and it was unbelievable how many of them didn't know how to play 'the classics'. Eek...

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  4. Friends is my FAVORITE TV show!!! :) LOVE IT!!! I hope your tooth gets better and isn't too expensive!

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

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