Friday, November 21, 2014

Five for Friday before Thanksgiving


Well, I'm still sucking it up at this consistent blogging thing, but I'm still trying. Today I'm home with a sick little boy, so this was the perfect time to at least do a little Five for Friday. Although I'm not exactly sure what I've done that's actually worth sharing.

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Last week, I went to a baby shower for one of my friends and co-workers. We've been having quite the baby boom at work since last April (7 babies born already and about 4 more on the way before the end of the school year). It's been so much fun! I should actually take a picture of our baby wall at work. Yes, wall. It's a little crazy!

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I was ALMOST finished with my Thanksgiving on Thursday unit with my 3rd graders, but I guess we'll have to wait for chapter 10. That was going to be today. We have school Monday and Tuesday, but I'll be doing running records for a teacher who is out until Christmas unexpectedly. At least that means that my short week will be even easier (although possibly a little boring).

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We read Balloons Over Broadway in fourth grade this week. Have you ever read that book? It's about the puppeteer who dreamed up the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. The illustrations are beautifully done, and it's a neat story about a man that most people don't know. The kids loved it, and it's a definite new favorite of mine!

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I know Thanksgiving hasn't come yet, but I have a confession. Steven and I are both obsessed with Christmas and are early decorators. We haven't put everything up yet (and I still have my fall decorations outdoors and plan on fully honoring Thanksgiving), but it makes me smile to see the tree and other few decorations. Oh, and I may be teaching Keagan some Christmas songs already...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

I decided to watch Catching Fire again during Keagan's nap because I'm going with some friends to see Mockingjay Part 1 tonight! A little bummed that they split it into two parts and I'll have to wait to see the end. Catching Fire is so well done, though. I forgot how much I enjoyed it! Hoping Mockingjay is half as good. Anyone else going to see it?

How many of you are off for break now and who still has a few days left like me?


  1. I'm so glad I'm not alone! I started my tree at home too-it's a beast so it takes me a couple of weeks, but I put my new classroom tree up! (I posted it on today's linky!) I've never heard of Balloons on Broadway-thank you for introducing me! I love the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! I got to perform in it when I was in high school, so it's extra special to watch it every year! Have a great break!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. I'm headed out to see Mockingjay part 1 tonight! So excited! I've never heard of that book. I think my kids would love it. Going to order it in my next Amazon order. I'm looking forward to watching the parade with my 3 year old. My daughter has to go to school on thanksgiving. The Bahamians don't celebrate thanksgiving. We plan on eating as soon as she gets home from school. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Joya :)