Friday, January 25, 2013

5 for Friday

Whew - what a week!  I'm just so glad it's Friday and here's the 5 for Friday that I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching.

{1.}  This week, for only having 4 days, felt insanely long.  Maybe it was because it was just one disaster after another!  My neighbors classroom was broken into and vandalized this week!  They didn't steal anything, just sprayed the fire extinguisher all over EVERYTHING and covering her books and tables with chemicals.  I've been lending her my classroom and whatever I can, because that just sucks.

{2.}  I am still in love with Edmodo.  It tells me who turns in things and who is still missing work.  That usually would take my TA an hour to sort through everything - Edmodo does it in seconds.  LOVE.

{3.} Hooray!  I was chosen by Classroom Friendly Supplies to review one of their sharpeners!

I have been wanting to review a sharpener for awhile now, but I've been waiting for when I passed 200-ish followers to email the owner.  I'm eagerly awaiting my sharpener in the mail!

{4.}  Today, I was busy working in my classroom trying to set up my 3-point lighting setups for shooting video in the upcoming weeks.  I love that I get to try and experiment with new things in my classroom.  I've also been busing googling Filming Resources to try and get my head around what I need to do.  (Hint:  It's a lot!)

{5.}  And finally... I'm so glad that I'm home and not at work because... it's raining!  I know the song goes, "it never rains in Southern California...but when it rains.... it pours...."  Or something like that and it's SO TRUE.  Our students are always nuts in the rain because it just doesn't happen all the time.  This California girl doesn't do well with cold/rainy/yucky weather.  I'm just not used to it!  

How was your week?  Join the linky over at Doodle Bugs!


  1. I am a southern California girl, too. I love when it rains...on the weekend. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

  2. So sorry to read about your teaching neighbor's classroom! I hope not everything was destroyed.
    I'm from the North East, and would gladly take your rain over the negaive degrees temperatures we have had lately!
    I'm your newest follower... middles stick together. :)

    Thanks for sharing the info about the quiet sharpener. I've been wanting to try one out, and when I get to 100 followers, I will be contacting them.

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  3. You're so right about it being a loooong week! :)

    What are you going to be filming in your classroom? Are you doing it to do national boards?



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