Friday, May 31, 2013

Five for Friday Fun!

We're back for this week's Five for Friday!  It has been a loooooong week and before you ask...yes it was only 4 days!  We only have one more Friday and are as anxious as the kiddos for summer vacation.

1.  Sister 2 took a day off this week to go on a field trip with her son.  They went to a historical building in their community to see how school used to be "back in the day."  The kids dressed up in period clothing and had a great time!  Boy was it a wake-up call when they had to write on slate boards with chalk instead of typing on their ipads.  The most disturbing  funniest part of the experience was when the "teacher" of the schoolhouse called up one of the boys for being disruptive and showed them what would have happened to him "back then" by pretend beating him with a ruler. sounds bad but was hilarious because of who the boy us on this!  Just ask his real teacher....check her out here.  She's new to TPT!

2.  We are whipping up some fun measurement activities to wind down our last math unit of the year.  Sister 3 came up with this "brilliant" idea to cut construction paper in all different lengths and then have the students work in partners to plot the measurements.  Great activity.....really great.  Well....except that Sister 1 needed RtI for the cutting instructions.  Took her about 20 minutes longer than Sister 3....and Sister 3 did 2 class sets worth!  Look for this to be included in our upcoming graphing unit on TPT!  It's almost finished and worth the wait. 

3.  Movie review time!  Since the weekend is upon us (thank goodness) we know many of you may be heading out to the movies!  Sister 1 saw 2 movies over the past week.....two thumbs up on both!  First, she saw Fast and the Furious 6.  Yes don't judge her, she loved it....who wouldn't love a movie with Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Tyrese, and Ludacris?!? 

She also saw "The Hangover 3."  Hilarious....another 2 thumbs up...although for different reasons....and Bradley Cooper....yum.

4.  We had a great assembly at our school today!  Our whole school went outside to see a BMX show....and they were silent....quietest assembly we've ever had!  Yes, it was educational somehow, although we didn't get to that part because a storm rolled in.   A dark, rainy we rushed 960 students back inside.  Such a bummer but a great time....hoping they come back to finish!

5. is a disclaimer for our #5.  If you are easily offended or won't find some of what kids "shouldn't know" funny then stop reading here.  However we HAD To share this because it is just one of those moments where teachers can laugh together...."kids say write the darndest things!"

AND that's how our week ended!! :) lol

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


  1. Loved reading your post! I found you today through the Five for Friday and am so glad I did. I am a fellow second grade teacher blogger, and I am a new follower! I will be back to read future posts...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  2. Loved the student writing sample! I teach kindergarten and get a lot of those messages. Save them for the days when you need a good laugh! Another great post, I look for you every Friday. I wish I had time to see a movie. Matter of fact I shouldn't be blog hopping-last 7 days of school with k graduation on Friday! See ya!