Friday, May 31, 2013

Five for Friday

To say it's been a crazy week would be putting it lightly.  I am glad it's over and I survived it.  We have 2 days of school left and I cannot wait to sit back and enjoy them with my kids.  I can't wait to just have fun with them. 

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her May 31st Five for Friday Linky.

Here are my random photos/events from the week.
1.  Monday was Memorial Day.  We went to my parents and had a BBQ.  My parents found out they would be losing their trees soon.  We took pictures of the boys in the trees they have climbed since they were babies.  It's going to be sad when they are gone.  My dad fought hard to get the power lines moved...but he lost.
My boys.
My dad and me in front of all the trees.
2.  My husband had a birthday this week.  We went to Applebees to celebrate.
3.  We had Swim and Read Day (Tuesday), Watermelon Day (Wednesday), Track and Field Day and Ice Cream Day (Thursday) and Author's Tea this week.
 The kids dressed up in beach clothing and read a book to their classmates in a swimming pool.

 On Watermelon Day we had a seed spitting contest.  It was so much fun watching them spit seeds.

 We tried watermelon flavored Twizzlers, watermelon gum and a watermelon sucker.  We graphed which one we liked the best.  Most of the kids chose the gum.  I think they were more excited that they got to chew gum in class than the actual flavor of the gum.

We each got a piece of watermelon and picked out the seeds and had a seed spitting contest.
Our Seed Spitter Winner.
 My son at Track and Field day.
 My class was yellow.
 Making Ice Cream.  Shaking it in bags.

 All done and ready to eat.

 Author's Tea.  The boys were so cute in their ties.
The girls were cute in their dresses too.
4.  We had Author's Tea today!  It was so much fun!  The kids did a great job reading their stories.
 Each kid got  a bucket filled with bubbles, Kool-aid and a beach ball.   All these ideas were from Pinterest.  I also gave them their baby chick back that they took care of for 21 days.  They were sooo excited about this.

The front of my room.  Our theme was a Hollywood theme.  The high school let me borrow their stands that they use for prom for our special day.

 I had a VIP background for kids to stand in front of and have their pictures taken after Author's Tea.

 Each kid made a star with their picture on it.

 The kids brought in cookies.  They each got a trophy after they were done too.  It's hard to see them on this table.

We had so many parents, grandparents and friends here.  The room was packed and we ran out of chairs! It was a huge success.  The kids did well.
5.  My 5th grade son decided that he wanted to end his elementary school career with a bang.  He fell in Phy. Ed. on Thursday morning.  At the end of the day one of his friends asked him what happened to his thumb because it was so swollen.  He went the to nurse and she let me know that something was wrong with it.  I brought him to the ER and found out he broke/fractured his thumb.  Poor thing sat through school all day and never said anything.  
 Tonight we went to TRIA and had the cast put on.
He picked purple and black as his cast colors.
 My son and me waiting for the cast to be applied.

Thursday after school we went to the ER and found out Riley broke his thumb.  Poor kid. 
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  We only have 2 days of school left!  I will be doing report cards, writing cards to my kids and will be cleaning my classroom. 


  1. Your Hollywood theme looks great! I always do a hollywood theme for open house. It's so much fun!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

    1. Thanks so much! What do you do for open house?

  2. I am SO impressed with your red carpet backdrop!!! Too bad about the broken thumb.
    Kids Math Teacher

    1. Thanks so much! We are so bummed about the broken thumb. It really puts a damper on our summer plans. Hopefully his cast will be off by the end of June. :)

  3. So many great ideas! I'm totally doing the watermelon spitting contest next week. I think it will work well on the day we dissect owl pellets! We can pretend to be owls spitting out the pellets!!
    Owl Things First

    1. Have fun!!! They loved it! Make sure you get pictures. :) Have fun dissecting your owl pellets. That sounds fun...and what a great connection! :)

  4. Where did you get your Hollywood backdrops? My classroom is also Hollywood this year and am looking for ways to add more to it. :)