5 for Friday - My First Time!

So, I've seen these posts for a long time, and I finally am jumping on board. I think it might be nice to try to document my week in the classroom like a diary, so I'll have something to look back on. Of course, I'm estimating I'll stay committed to this for maybe...two weeks!


So here goes.

Since I have only a few devices in my classroom for scanning QR codes, I kind of went on an out-of-control Ebay app shopping binge looking for iPods. I ended up buying like six...??! I just couldn't help it! I got them on average for $65 and I'm hoping I can sell them back for around the same if we ever go 1-to-1. 

So, I used one of my pantyhose organizers from Amazon that I absolutely love, added some slits in each pocket, and ended up with a pretty nifty charging station!

Here' my Tuesday attempt at eating healthy. I'm really trying to get back on track. My husband bought me a Bosu ball, and I am loving it!

However. This was today.

But it's my birthday, ya'll!! Can I just say, this was the most amazing thing I have had in a long time. Some moms came in with this lighted and all the kids singing "Feliz CumpleaƱos" to me. And yes, I ate it all. Almost. 

I also need to share that I just have the sweetest kids this year. And the parents are so awesome, too! They are such a motivation to me to try to do my best at my job. I received gifts, cards, and even lunch from Chic-Fil-A! One student wrote me this letter and gave me three of her rainbow loom bracelets.

I am not a very emotional person. I've kind of dried up in my old age lately, lol. But I actually had to compose myself after reading this letter. Obviously the Spanish needs serious help, but for my non-Spanish friends, on the left she made an acrostic with my name. One word I don't even know what it means, but a very interesting word she wrote was organized. It is so surprising sometimes when you realize other people see you in a much different light than you see yourself. Because organized is definitely not something I'd write on my resume.

She goes on to say I have the best ideas, that I'm fun and work hard for them, that she loves my math groups, and she knows that I love my students. Yes, I am trying not to sniff right now again.

 So my Little Buwo thank-you cards I make and sell at Etsy came in perfect to let her and several other students know how much I appreciated their thoughfulness.


 Ok, here's something academic - pulserita patterns! Fourth graders are not too old for this and boys love making them, too. And some will even choose pink.

Inspired by all of the fanastic interactive notebooks out there, I am starting one right now with my students to help them develop their second-language of Spanish. My poor babies just hear math and science all day, but they never get much of a chance to learn the actual language.

Right now we are working on weather expressions to go with our science unit. I added a QR code of a fun Spanish song, so while we worked, I scanned it with my phone, and they listened and sang along.

The blank mini suns and raindrops will get filled in whenever I hear them practice the vocabulary in a natural setting.

So that's my 5 for Friday! My hubs is pressuring me to get off the computer so we can celebrate my special day, so I guess I gotta go!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Sounds like you had a great week! Don't you just love all those sweet notes from kids? If you're looking to get more devices in your classroom, check out Donors Choose. I have received funding for 2 ipads. I also hear Google is going around and funding tons of projects on Donors Choose.
    On the Go Teacher Mama

    1. Thank you, Suzy! Sweet notes are the best! I actually considered Donors Choose and I have a gift card, too. I got two iPad minis through them. But I could never get the iPods through DC for as cheap as I did used on Ebay, and although I think this is illegal, my husband is from Argentina, so I think he will be able to sell them when he visits home for at least what I paid for. Then I can save my DC money for something awesome and brand-spanking new. :P

      Thank you for stopping by and writing to me, On the Go Teacher Mama!


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