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Friday, March 28, 2014

Five for Friday!

It's Friday again my friends!  This week has gone by too fast for me - probably because it's my last week of track-out.  First week I was sick all week and this week I finally felt normal, so the week flew by - should have known!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday.  So here we go!

Since I was feeling back to normal this week, I finally got to do a little spring clothes shopping.   Got a couple new dresses at Ross and shorts from Target.  All my clothes from last spring and summer are too big (that's a good problem to have I keep telling myself), and I'm having a hard time finding capris.  Everything is skinny legged and I have "big" calves so they are all uncomfortable.  I'm not giving up, I've got to find some!  Did a little school shopping too - found these cuties at Michaels on Wednesday.

I have flipped my math classroom this year, starting in January, and love it!  As do the kids! They watch the video lesson at home and then when we start math, we do math centers and do the "homework" activities in class with me!  Since I go back on Monday and the kiddos come back on Tuesday, I had to get back to making videos today for next week.  We are tackling Geometry when we go back!

Being a 22 iPad classroom has its advantages and disadvantages.  Managing all these devices was a project I set for myself for track-out.  To get them with all the same apps, all updated to the new iOS, charged, etc.  Well I managed to get them all charged today...but internet at home can't manage so many devices, so I guess I'll have to spend some time Monday during my workday trying to get them somewhat alike!  I may try to tackle some again at home this weekend, just a couple at a time maybe :)

Our school does all kinds of fundraisers, silent auctions, etc throughout the year to support classrooms.  Last year, our parent group began a day of celebration called Eaglefest.  Most elementary classrooms do a silent auction item with all the proceeds for their item coming back to their classroom.  This year I decided to do two buckets/baskets for the silent auction - Movie Night and Gardening are our themes.  Put my new Cricut Explore to use and cut vinyl letters to go on my buckets this week.  Can't wait to get them filled up!

(Ignore the mess in the buckets - they are being storage right now with stuff going back to school next week!)

This is actually last week, but Frozen and Saving Mr. Banks finally came out last week on DVD!  We were having some more winter weather that morning, but I "braved" the "terrible" roads (that's what the news said at least) to head out to Target first thing and get them both.  Enjoyed a movie day and can't wait to watch each one again and again!


  1. Allyson,

    Stopping by from Five for Friday! OMGracious those wiggly eye rings are so stinkin' cute! I hear ya' about the calf issue-I run into the same problem with "skinny" pants and tall boots. I'm really intrigued by what I've read lately about flipping math class. I'd love to hear more about your experience with you have a previous post about it?

    :) Ash
    The Rolly Chair

    1. I don't have a post about flipping yet, but plan to do one. Since you asked, I'll try to do one soon! Stay tuned! I say that I have dancer calves since I took dance for 8 years :)

  2. I went to presentation about the Flipped Classroom at a conference. I love the concept! How clever to save the most engaging, high-level thinking activities for the classroom! Can't wait for your post. :)

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  3. Just saw those eyes at my Target this morning. Waiting for payday on Monday so I can stock up. How cute!
    Lessons Learned

  4. Just found your blog thru Five for Friday! Cute design! I have the same "wiggly eyes" from Michaels. We use them to practice writing our sight words in the air. My kiddos love them!!

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  5. I just found you blog on Five for Friday! I love it and I'm so excited to have found a fellow 2nd grade blogger. I'm also intrigued about what you're able to do with 22 iPads *sigh*. I only have 3 but have been writing grants to try to get more. I'm definitely going to follow you to get some ideas!

  6. I'd love to hear more about your flipped classroom! For example, what happends when a student does NOT watch the video at home first? 22 Ipads. I'm impressed :-)