Friday, March 22, 2013

Five for Friday!

Yay! Friday! Best. Day. Ever!
Especially this Friday... 
Taylor Swift concert tomorrow!!!!
Got the tickets in the mail this week! I am so excited, I can't even think!

1. New geometry unit!!!
I am really happy about this unit! I used every single bit of it in my classroom 
and it was such a fun week! 
Included in the unit:
-->Measurements: area, perimeter, volume
-->Geometric transformations: translation, reflection, line symmetry, 
rotational symmetry, rotation
-->2D shapes and 3D space figures
-->Study guides and tests
-->Task Cards that you can use at a center, for early finishers, or as a whole group!
-->"I have, Who has?" game for 3D shapes
-->Project ideas for the geometry unit

Take a peek at the task cards below 
OR read even closer HERE on TpT!

2. This week, my husband and I fixed up our front yard a little bit. 
We did not do any flowers yet, since it is still getting a bit cold at night. However, 
I definitely think this is an improvement so far ... take a look at the before and after...

 When you first buy a house, the lawn is done in the bare minimum...but at least when we first got it, the pine straw made it look 'okay'. Last week, we realized just HOW BADLY our lawn looked, so we knew we needed to get to work! We got the stone edgers at Lowe's, along with garden soil. We removed all of the pine straw and edged the garden area. I cannot wait to plant flowers next!

3. Preparing for Leadership Day
Our school is hosting a Leadership Day this Tuesday. If you are at a Leader In Me school, then you know what this is....if you are not, I will just give you the gist -
Leadership Day is a day where people from businesses around the town, or people who work at other schools nearby (or far away, sometimes), come to check out what your school has been doing with regards to the Leader In Me program. We show off all of our Covey-related things going on around school! The kids explain how they use the Seven Habits to better themselves personally and academically. This is not a "bring all of the parents to school day", but a day where people who are not necessarily in the education field can come to see what your school is all about. 

My fellow fifth grade teachers and I prepared a fishbone graphic organizer for the students to share their goals for fourth quarter, and how they plan to achieve them. We don't want to just hear the goal! I want to know HOW you plan to make it happen! We got out the paint brushes and tapped into our inner Picasso...

4. New running route!
Since we were not in our new house until September, I have not really done a lot running outside around this new area yet. It got cold close after our move, so I was just going to the gym to run. BUT now it's getting warmer!! Waaahh-hooo!!!  I found a great route that brings me right to the water's edge - LOVE IT! - but look who I found...

Um...I live in Charleston...I did not think we had chickens just roaming around near the marshland... so strange! Just seeing the water and then the chickens in the same view was really weird to me! When you think of beach, do you think of chickens? haha!! Now you can!

5. Niece update!
Oh wait, she is perfect, AS USUAL! :) I just love her so so so much!! I cannot wait to get home for Spring Break (one week from today!) to see her!! I am not going to let her go until I have to board the plane to come back! 

Fist pumping on St. Patty's!

Thanks for catching up with me on this Five for Friday! Go check out what everyone else is up to this Friday at Doodle Bugs Teaching


  1. Your niece is too cute! Love her little smile!

    Your yard looks really great in the after shot but chickens near the beach? So crazy!

    Have fun at the concert tomorrow! I can't wait to hear all about it! Summer can't come fast enough!


  2. Your niece's smile melts my heart. I miss babyland around here.
    My Second Sense

  3. Happy Weekend! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing about your week! I love your goal BB.

    I Love My Classroom

  4. Your niece is super cute! I love being an aunt too. Have fun at the concert!

  5. How precious! Your niece is beautiful. :) Your geometry pack is super cute. So glad to hear that it was a wonderful week!

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  6. I LOVE T-Swift! I live in Nashville and she's playing for 3 nights and my friends and I are going to at least two of them. Found you through the linky and I'm your newest follower. Have so much fun at the concert and make sure you wear your boots ;0)
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  7. Hi Bridget,
    I found you through the Five for Friday linky. :)
    Maybe the chickens had escaped from someone's backyard?


    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep

  8. The patio update looks great! My husband and I want to do stone edgers like those too! It is still chilly here, so we haven't been too motivated to get out and do landscaping. Have a great weekend!

    :) Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  9. I love the planter, it looks wonderful. I need to fix up our yard, too. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

  10. Oh my goodness...what a cutie your niece is! I love your new yard! can't wait to buy a house ina few years. ;) And your geometry stuff..amazing and colorful! Great post :)