Friday, May 10, 2013

Five for Friday

I always want to participate in DoodleBug's Five for Friday - but I always forget!  So, I'm proud of myself that I actually remembered this week!

1.  10 Days Left 

Thank god.  I'm so done with this year.  It's not like my kids are bad (they're sweet, mostly) - it's just all the drama with our school that I'm totally O.V.E.R.  I am completely drained of always having to deal with everything.  Does anyone else think it's a little terrible that our Principal never told us Happy Teacher Appreciation Week?  I'm pretty sure he either (a) hates us or (b) can't be bothered?  Kinda a sad feeling, or maybe it's a man thing and he doesn't realize?  Anyway.  Summer vacation can't come fast enough!

2.  C02 Cars

My class finishes its elective year by making C02 cars.  I'm usually covered in sawdust from using woodshop tools and I make a lot of cars that are affectionally known as "doorstops."  So, it's soooo wonderful when someone is creative enough to make this:

Turkey Leg!  Too funny, right?

3.  Up-cycling my Ugly Cabinet

I have one of those white plastic organizational crate that probably every teacher has.  Mine was a hand-me-down when I moved into my class back in 2006.  It's old and kinda trashed.  I've debated about just throwing it away, but then I remembered this pin on Pinterest.

 and the one where you paper the inside of your plastic crate.

I couldn't paper the crate because mine had this weird handle lip thingy.  So... I decided to paint the inside instead!

My original.  This is ugly.

I had some acrylic paint in cute colors to use!


(almost) Final product!  The yellow needs another coat of paint, but I'm quite happy with my little 40 minute in class project!

4.  Saturday School

I have to go tomorrow.  I absolutely DO NOT WANT TO GO.  But I will.  Miss OCD Teach will be there suffering too.  I have a list that I have 23 kids tomorrow, which is a major improvement over the... 45 I had in April.


Game 6 tonight, baby!  I will plant myself on my couch, make my next I Have... Who Has cards and watch my boys.

(PS:  That's Bob Miller the LA Kings long-time play-by-play announcer.  We love Bob!)


  1. Found you through 5 for Friday.... Love how you painted your cabinet. I have an ugly one too! I may try that instead of paper!

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  2. I'm jealous that you have only 10 days of school left!
    My smarties have been off the wall too... Middle School gets crazy this time of year.. and I have 5 weeks to go!
    It doesn't help I had to be out grading assessments for 6 days!
    ENjoy your weekend.. Saturday School? is it detention?
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  3. Developing of the creative side of the children activity is extremely great, since I want my kid to become a broad-minded person. Therefore, he has plenty of hobbies and an opportunity to develop them. I have resort to some tricks to provide him with such an opportunity. I mean that home assignments have recently become overwhelming ones, and to keep his performance at a normal rate, I have to apply for help at special online homework help services.

  4. Wow! Hope to paint our cabinet like yours very colorful and full of energy.
    May you have time playing funbrain.


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