Saturday, January 25, 2014

Five for Fluday

Did you see what I did there with the title? Unfortunately, no, this is not a typo (although I wish it was)! I seem to have come down with some sort of flu like symptoms. Being a newbie in the schools apparently has finally caught up with me. I never was sick during student teaching. However, this semester it has all caught up with me. As my brain is clearly foggy, it is no surprise that I am a day late for the Five for Friday party. On the plus side, I am still ahead of that one time I linked up on a Monday. Thanks for hosting a party where I won't have to worry about sharing any germs! 

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2014/01/five-for-friday-linky-party-january-24th.html


The Flu! This is how I am feeling about it...
http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMy1jYzA3MzkzZGZiODhjNDNk
#theresasomeecardforeverything 
#thefluwontkeepmefromblogging

This snow day was my saving grace this week cancelling college classes and the elementary school! 
#snowdaysaremysavinggrace
#buttoomanymakemestircrazy

I started reading Divergent on my day off. Have you read it? I am hooked so far! 
http://www.amazon.com/Divergent-Series-Veronica-Roth/dp/0062024035
#fillingmyhungergamesvoid
#icouldneverbedauntless

I am kind of addicted to Grey's Anatomy. Thanks Netflix! 
http://skreened.com/underlinedesigns/i-do-marathons-on-netflix?
 #fourseasonsin4days
#icouldneverbeasurgeon


Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Want two fun freebies to help you celebrate?
http://thepolishedteacher.blogspot.com/2013/01/shopping-sunday-turned-manicmonday-made.html
http://thepolishedteacher.blogspot.com/2013/01/shake-it-up-valentine-style-freebie.html
#tbtfreebiestyle
#freebiesmakemyhearthappy

Minimal text, lots of photos, and plenty of hashtags make for the perfect combo for a sick blogger! See you next week! Hope you are all staying healthy!


Friday, January 17, 2014

Five for Friday on an actual Friday!

Feel free to alert The New York Times, The President, and The Today Show. I actually managed to post a Five for Friday on an actual Friday, on a work day, keeping my once a week posting dream alive. Is this real life?

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2014/01/five-for-friday-linky-party-january-17.html
Here is my Five for Friday in a fun little graphic that I whipped up! 


1) So... I may have contacted some of my favorite 4th grade bloggers this week seeking tips for teaching the "big kids". I might have been a little bit scared. (They are taller than me you know!) Well I am pleased to say that 4th graders are actually pretty awesome. Kinders are my favorite because they are so cute and loving but 4th graders are just hilarious and have such great personalities. I mean how can you not love teaching kids that say "Dude! You just stole my thunder!" When sharing answers whole group. It's impossible I tell you! They also seemed to really like me because they were begging for me to come back and trying to trade out their other sub next week for me.

2) It is crazy to believe I ordered my textbooks for the last time as an undergrad. Where has the time gone! College truly goes by in the blink of an eye! I have just over 100 days left til graduation. It just got real! Yikes!

3) If I had a tip for any substitute it would be drop everything and run to your nearest laptop or bookstore and get a copy of What Does the Fox Say? Trust me, this book is gold! Any grade level, any group of kids, any type of school. They will do anything you say to be rewarded with this read aloud! Throw in the corresponding Just Dance Brain Break and you are THE coolest sub ever!

4) School vacation should revolve around the lunar calendar. Clearly teaching during a full moon is a lost cause. Our kids were C.R.A.Z.Y. this week. Were yours? Add in my substitute teaching factor and it was a double whammy. I felt so victorious when I made it out alive!

5) Three whole glorious days off! Never has a three day weekend made me so happy! It's the little things people! I have no plans this weekend but to sleep in, watch Netflix, hit up the Target Dollar Spot, stalk Instagram, and each non-school lunches. It is truly a dream! Catch you on the flip side!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Five for Friday {Sub Edition}

Clearly New Year's resolutions are not going very well for me. I vowed to post once a week - no exceptions - and looked here I skipped last week entirely. I went with what would be a quick and easy post since I have to get up bright and early to sub tomorrow. The Five for Friday linky is always a good one for me and clearly I am past fashionably late and just tardy for the party. Thanks for hosting and keeping the linky live for all us late bloggers Kacey

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2014/01/five-for-friday-linky-party-january-10th.html

I subbed every single day last week and learned quite a few things along the way. Here are 5 things I have learned about subbing in a week's time.


If you have any subbing tips or tricks I would love to hear them! Hopefully I will catch on to this blogging thing with a consistent schedule and be back later this week with a post to make up for lost time! Have a wonderful work week! Friday is just a handful of days away! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Currently January and a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Happy 2014! Did you stay awake til Midnight? I can't seem to get tired until 1am anymore so I was surely awake. It is a slight problem seeing as I have to be up in the wee hours of the morning for school tomorrow. If you have another week of vacation don't remind me how lucky you are! 

Today I am linking up with the ever fabulous Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade for the monthly Currently linky party. If you have never linked up, you better head on over. It's the best party in town!



Listening: My favorite part of vacation is watching The Price is Right. I grew up watching this show with my grandma and it brings back so many good memories. I learned I truly have no number sense when it comes to guessing prices however!

Loving: Oh my goodness! Where has Netflix been all my life! Best part: no commercials! This is life changing! If you haven't watched Scandal, go watch it on Netflix. You won't be sorry! Just be sure you have lots of spare time because you won't be able to stop watching!

Thinking: We had Chinese food last night for New Year's Eve and those leftovers are calling my name! Surely a eating healthy resolution can't start today because all that delicious food can't go to waste!

Wanting: There is a huge storm heading to the East Coast. Is it too much to ask for a snow day or two? Who decided it was a good idea to go back on Thursday anyway? Not me that's for sure! I just want to stay in my PJ's and drink hot cocoa watching the snow fall! What are some snow day rituals? Share in the comments below!

Needing: My room is kind of a hot mess. I have this shopping problem and then the bags just keep piling up no matter how fast I put them away. My closet is literally overflowing. I am going on strike on 2014. That just means no shopping because clearly I have no willpower against the Dollar Spot!

Memory: I absolutely loved using the elf on the shelf in the classroom this year. The kids were memorized with the elf! Seeing their eyes open wide every morning was truly a magical experience. If you didn't try the elf on the shelf this year, see if you can find it on clearance and save for next year. Your kids will thank you for it!

If you missed my freebie from earlier this week, click the picture to download it. 

http://thepolishedteacher.blogspot.com/2013/12/freebie-inching-my-way-into-new-year.html

You can hopefully use it when you get back to school to document those resolutions.

Well, I am off to eat some leftovers, watch some Netflix, and pray for a snow day! Have a wonderful day! If you go back tomorrow, I feel your pain!
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