Friday, October 18, 2013

Finding a Peaceful Moment in {the Madness of} Life

I think it's been a decade since I posted, seriously... it's been so long!
Why?  I mean, we're teachers - life is CRAZY busy.
Plus, I had lots of fun and exciting bridal things going on, my cheerleaders are in the peak of their season, as well as my fiance's very busy fire prevention week that just happened to fall in the middle of all of it.


It's Friday and I left work at 3:33 on the dot! Can I get an "Amen?!"
I can hardly remember what 3:30 looks like, but I was so happy that we were reacquainted today.

I thought I'd celebrate with my favorite post to post of all time - Five for Friday!

Here are some of the top 5 things this week that kept me oh, so busy, busy!

1. This one just happened to be 2 weeks ago now, but it's all good.  I headed home to PA for an amazing weekend with my friends and family!  They had a wonderful bridal shower for me {so wonderful it brought me to tears, people} and the most hysterically funny bachelorette wine night/sleepover - LOVED IT!

2. We spent lots of time this week working on our sentences - making sure we had correct punctuation, complete/incomplete sentences, etc.  Thank goodness for Mrs. Lemons - being in 2nd grade this year, she has been my saving grace!

3. I love word problems for math.  The kids get a kick out of seeing their names in silly problems.  We had a little extra time in math one day, so we threw some word problems up on the board, folded up a piece of paper quick into sections, and voila! We were practicing using the make a model strategy for solving double digit addition problems. Tallies = not efficient! {So glad MOST of them figured that one out quickly.}

4. I seriously can't get enough of everything we worked on this week - I get far more giddy than any normal person should over non-fiction text features.  Why? I just love how much extra fabulous information there is to be learned!  We spent lots of time discovering all of the features, learning about them, and then a LOT of time working on our non-fiction text feature projects... and they are still not complete {I get a little impatient, but they are really working hard on them.}

5. My wonderful cousin/bridesmaid arranged for Essie to send us 90 {yes, you heard right... 90 people were at my shower! I felt so loved!} nail polishes in my wedding color to give out as favors.  I spent a few minutes pampering my feet this week. {On a weekday! Gasp!} Can't get enough of the color<3

Well, I'm off to a firefighter ball!  I get to dress up all fancy & hopefully do a good bit of dancing - woo hoo!
Have a Fabulous Friday!


  1. I can totally relate to being busy!! This month has been cRaZy!! I too left by 3:30 today! It's the little things that make teachers feel awesome!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  2. Yay for leaving at 3:33!! I also love those days because they are few and far between. I love the punctuation signs! Very cool!

    The Land of I Can