Friday, July 25, 2014

Five for Friday - Happy Bday to me!

 

Happy Friday! 
 
I don't usually get in on Five for Friday...only because I usually don't have any pictures!
Well, I had plenty this week...so here is five random things about my week:
 
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It's my birthday! Hubby makes fun of me for "celebrating" all week long. This year I think he just surrendered to it and gave me a birthday card every day! LOL! The first four were kind of goofy, but the one on the left was for today (my actual birthday) and it was SO sweet!
 
 
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Any followers of Amanda at Teaching Maddeness? If not, you should be! Run over there and check out her series on homework. I was so excited to see her post on math homework. I had been wanting to go to a "game" type homework. Check this out:


Amanda has already "invented" it. It was a steal of a deal at $3.99! Those are all my instruction cards, printed on colored cardstock, cut and waiting to be introduced to my students. They are going to love it!
 
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Wow! This picture is kind of blurry...this is the beginning of my classroom set-up. I just had to see what it looked like with fewer desks! Last year I had 23 students. This year I am expecting 16 (or so). My classroom is sooooo small. I'm hoping I won't be stepping on, I mean over students this year.

 
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Here's a few other things I accomplished this week in my room. Top picture is my music bulletin board. My son has been working tirelessly on it! So thankful for him! When school starts, each of the K-2 kiddos will have a "note" on the board. Middle picture is my door decoration. My daughter tackled that one! Again, so thankful for such great kids. And finally, the beginning of my Daily 5 anchor charts...all ready for those first days as we go over each one as a class.

 
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I know, I know. You've been seeing Jamberry everywhere. I'm here to tell you there is a reason! Someone like me--who never paints my fingernails because I mess them up the same day and doesn't like to spend the time and money in a salon--can have cute fingernails.
 
I'm not selling, but I am definitely buying them! Ha! In fact, I'm hosting an online Facebook* party right now to try to earn some free wraps. If you are curious about Jamberry, joining my event (I thought I could link to the event, but it doesn't seem to be working...so let me know if you'd like an invite) will give you all the information you need. Plus my consultant is Tori from Tori's Teacher Tips! There's no pressure to buy, you can just play along with us and see what all the fuss is about. :-)

 
That wraps up my Five for Friday. Head on over to Doodle Bugs to link up.
 
 
 


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12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Crystal! Sounds like you've been celebrating all week, but you should continue it for the weekend:) Love your mani/pedi! I tried the jams, but honestly they didn't work as well as I hoped (maybe I didn't apply them correctly? I only tried once...) Your room looks amazing! Mine still has so much work to be done:( I absolutely cannot believe it's already here...Have a great start to your year!
    SweetSchoolMoments

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  2. Thanks Amber! I do think it takes some practice to get the most out of the Jams. I'm definitely getting better applying them each time. :-) You'll get that room ready, I'm sure. I just wanted to get a jump on things before I took some time off again!

    Crystal

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  3. Happy Birthday - I love that your husband got you a card for each day of the week (were there gifts too?!).
    The music board looks great!
    Growing Little Learners

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    1. Thanks! It was fun getting the cards, and he did give me a gift today! ;-)

      Crystal

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  4. Happy Birthday! I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Sarah
    Beyond The Gradebook

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  5. Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope you had a great week. Room is looking good!
    Melissa
    Baumgartelblessings@blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Melissa. It has been a good week. I feel good about what I've accomplished, but of course there is more to do!

      Crystal

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  6. Um.... every girl should celebrate her birthday all week! My mom tries to pull off the whole month ;) haha. Happy Birthday!!! I've heard about those nails, but haven't looked into them much. They look great though!!! I might have to check them out!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans

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    1. Ha! So glad I'm not alone, Katie. Maybe I should try for a month next year. Hee hee. Oh, and do try the nails! They will send you a free sample! ;-)

      Crystal

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  7. 16 students! Well, Happy Birthday indeed. What a great gift. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Tell me about it! I'm just hoping enrollment doesn't roll around and I have 5 new students or something crazy like that!

      Crystal

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