Friday, September 6, 2013

Five for Friday

I love linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to update y'all with my week :)

August 26th was our first day of school. I'm team leader this year so I basically get to handle whatever admin doesn't want to handle for my grade level and that includes textbooks. I am the clumsiest, most accident prone person ever. Like ever, ever!

 So yeah I dropped a box of 12 TexasMath textbook consumables on my foot. 
I haven't been able to get a pedi and my poor foot can only handle loose sandals. 
The top of my foot is bruised and still VERY tender and swollen. 
To make myself feel better I went shopping. I bought a TON of things for my classroom (seriously check out my Classroom Tab above-more pics to come!), but my favorite find was this lipstick from Bare Escentuals. I've never been one to wear red, but this color caught my eye and it was L-O-V-E at first sight. 
So I figured that this week was going to be awesome. I really do have a great group of kiddies. Last year, was my hardest year and it almost BROKE me. I am so excited to have such (knock on wood) well behaved students and drama free families. Plus, it was a short week! 

We've been describing characters in Reading and I HAD to do Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse to help teach following routines, staying on task, and character feelings. We used it to introduce show and tell as well. I also wanted to see how well my firsties could handle a story map. I threw in this activity and I have to say I was impressed. Most students already had a great idea and it lets me pre-assess Describing Plot for next week. Thanks to A Teacher Without A Class for the cute freebie! 
It was a busy short week. I was at 11 boys and 11 girls, BUT I got a new student (boy) at lunch. Yup. I'm at 23 kids. I still think I have the BEST class EVER. I'm determined to have a great year despite the little things. 

I don't need to tell you how much paperwork I had to take care of this second week of school or about all the fires I had to put out because of my new role as team leader. Y'all know how this goes. . . But this pic definitely describes how I'm feeling!
 I really also thought I was a bada$$ for not getting sick like everyone else was with all the boogies in the air, but I woke up feeling achy with a sore throat and the sniffles.  So this teacher is off to bed. 

Link up! I'd like to check out your week in the morning with my coffee. Happy weekend folks!