Five for Friday

I'm finally linking up to Doodle Bug's Five for Friday Linky. Yay! I love reading everyone else's, so I'm super happy to finally have some pictures of my week to share!

1. On Monday we had a field trip to the International Game Fishing Association Hall of Fame. 
Field trips are always fun. Exhausting, but fun.

2. My kids have started to bring in their own worksheets! No lie. The little guy on the top was the trendsetter. One day he brought in a maze that he made and copies for everyone. Of course, we did it right away and he was thrilled! Then we had two more days of student created worksheets, complete with copies for the whole class. How awesome is that? I have a feeling this might continue for a while. Fine by me! The best part was watching the creators of the sheets walk around and help the other kids. I definitely heard a little of myself coming out in them, all good, thankfully!

3. I've simplified my center rotations and I'm in HEAVEN! I was trying to squeeze in two centers every day while keeping it aligned with our specials schedule, which goes by Day 1-Day 6. So on Day 1 on the specials schedule, we'd do both Day 1 centers. The problem was that if we ever missed a day, we'd be two centers behind. Then I'd try to get all four in that day. And I also had 4 kids at each center and I was changing out activities every three days! Now I have two kids at each center and the rotation lasts for TEN glorious days. Best.change.ever.

4. Wednesday was our 14th anniversary. Hubby sent me these beautiful flowers at work. The roses are a pretty hot pink color and those stargazer lilies are my favorite flower (and were also our wedding flowers) awww....

 5. My formal observation was this morning. As far as I can tell, it went really well. I won't know how it all looks on paper until next Wednesday, but in my heart I know I did the best I could and my kids got a lot out of the activity, so it's all good with me! More info on the whole project coming soon.
So, that was my week in a nutshell! Link up to Doodle Bug's party and share your week :)

Can I sneak in a #6? My friend Gina over at Beach Sand and Lesson Plans is having a fantastic birthday giveaway. Enter to win some great prizes including any product of your choice from my store!


  1. Happy anniversary! The flowers are beautiful! I can't wait to see more about your observation project. We have a health unit coming up and it looks like it might fit!

  2. Love the worksheets! I am sure it is a testament to all that they have learned from you.

  3. Love the worksheet trend! Do they have tpt accounts? ;)

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  4. What a fun trend! Love the worksheets! My trends usually involve making fake money or something like that, and then selling it. :)

  5. Can't wait to hear about the project! The flowers are beautiful!
    I am having a “Spring Break Bucket List” linky party...stop by and link up!

    Brigid Ann
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  6. My students have been creating activities these past few weeks too! They are so cute and look exactly like the ones we use in class. (Although, they haven't asked me to make copies for the whole class yet.) They've been giving them to ME to do and then they put a grade on it. So, so cute!

    All the Dots

  7. Isn't it funny how some groups get into something like making worksheets!

    Those flowers are beautiful! Congratulations!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans


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