Friday, May 23, 2014

Five for Friday! (And a New Blog Design!)

Before we get started I have to give 2 major shout outs! 

First of all, thank you so so so much to Kassie over at Designs by Kassie for giving my blog a much needed makeover.  I am absolutely in love with it. :) Seriously, if you need any design work done, check her out! She is so easy to talk to and gets work done quickly! 

Secondly, many of you may know that I am being moved for the next school year. While my future placement is still unknown, I have to give a shout out to my principal for working her butt off for me! She has contacted other schools on my behalf and has texted me anytime new postings go up. She is going way above and beyond what she needs to do! I am going to do something extra special for her once the moving dust settles! 

Welp, another week down. Only 3 more to go! I am so jealous of those of you who are already on break. But it is a Friday and we get a long weekend, so I can't complain! And it's time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the weekly linky party!

The biggest thing that happened this week is my lovely new blog. I can't get over how adorable it is.  Pardon me while I swoon some more. :)

The downfall is, I lost all of my previous posts/comments/followers and have to start over. But it's totally worth it! 

Looking back at my pictures from this week I realized that we spent a lot of time on the carpet this week in my classroom!
Here we are playing a a homophone matching game! They could not get enough of this game. They're obsessed. I think I broke them… 

For the cute little homophone song that we listened to way more times than I care to admit (and that is now permanently engrained into my brain) click {here}!

Here we were working on retelling circle stories! They had so much fun with these. We are now in the process of writing our very own circle stories. 

I started running outside again! Side note: A few years back I was training for a half marathon and dislocated my knee the weekend before the run (and then once again about a year and a half later.. a student threw a block at it. It was an accident). I spent the last few years going through physical therapy on my knee in order to strengthen it, but running hasn't really happened. I started on the treadmill and now I'm running on trails! 

I registered for the Color Run in September! It's been just the motivation I needed to stop being afraid and just nike that! The beautiful weather we've been having hasn't hurt either! 

It probably wasn't the best idea to start Game of Thrones so close to the end of the school year. As if my teacher-itis wasn't already bad enough...but the damage is done. 

Do any of you watch this show?

And last but not least, the lovely warning I woke up to this morning. In the wise (although now not so funny) words of Woody, "Somebody's poisoned the watering hole". 

I hope you all have a fabulous (and long) Memorial Day weekend. Anyone have any fun plans? We have back-back BBQs all weekend. Hello hamburgers, goodbye will power. 


  1. Knee pain is the worst, isn't it!? I'm trying to take it easy but I miss running so much! I jut want to be able to say I did a formal run :) And then I'll give up on the running! What do you do in place of running!? I'm not a "low impact" exercise kind of girl, so it's hard for me to find alternatives!

  2. Hi Tasha! I was also once a runner- but after two surgeries on my feet I decided to be a walker! I do watch Game of Thrones! It is one of the few shows I watch as it airs- no DVR for this one! I have read the books that this season is based on and I love to see how the show brings the book to life. I also love Tyrion!

    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. Oh. My. Goodness! I just started it and I am HOOKED. My husband and I are reading the book before we start each new episode haha

      And Tyrion is totally the best! His name is even amazing. :)

  3. Congrats on your new blog design - Kassie is great. But yes that is sad about losing some things in the process. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Did you get to check out Plated? You have to order 4 meals, so I got two of 2 different recipes. I'm glad to have found your blog. Maybe I'll pick up some fitness tips along the way ;)

    1. I have not checked out Plated yet! I probably won't get around to it until this summer! 13 days and counting, and the to-do list just keeps getting longer! But I will keep you posted!

      I should do some fitness posts. That is a great idea!

    2. Yes please do. I lost so much weight this school year, but from stress and not eating - so not from anything healthy. This summer it's up to me to keep it up in a healthy way.
      Good luck for the next 13 days!


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