Friday, April 12, 2013

Five for Friday~See How I Wasted My Spring Break :)

Yeah, you read that right.  Wasted.
Like...poof, it's gone :(

I had such grandiose ideas about how I would get so many things accomplished.  Welp, nadda. nothing. zilch. was marked off of that ever-growing "To Do" list.

So, what did I do?

I spent half of my time sick in the bed.  You don't need a picture of that...

Instead, for Doodle Bugs' Five for Friday, I will show you what my family did.



We have a little golf tournament in the neighboring town.  You might have heard of it.  It might just be on your TV right now.  Or not.

My husband, his parents, and my daughter went on Monday to the practice rounds.


Later this week, when we were hanging out outside, my son decided to show us just how much of a monkey he truly can be.  He decided to hang out in the beautiful Dogwood tree between my house and the neighbor's house.

See, he truly is a monkey:
That little monkey is now sick on the sofa :(  Poor baby.

Now that I'm feeling a little better, I'm scrambling to get things ready for next week.  I am expecting four different observations.  One of those is from our local business partners and they will be video taping me. Yikes!

So, I've been working on plans, laminating, cutting out and putting together Ashleigh's new Earth Day Math Centers.

And, I found the cutest little video that will explain the difference between mass and weight a whole lot easier than I can.  Don't you just love You Tube?  Someone else can sing for my kiddos, and I can just lip-sync.  Score!



Do you show videos to help with Metric Measurement? I'd love to have more to add to my list. 
Head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to link up what you have been up to this week!

20 comments :

  1. My to-do list is still sitting in my school bag, untouched...

    I think I've got the Sunday night blues, on a Friday. Just down to a regular old weekend now!

    Natalie
    Teachery Tidbits

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  2. Four observations in one week - that is crazy! I hope you got to go shopping for a new outfit at least if you are going to be videotaped!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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    1. Yeah, I'm in the running for Teacher of the Year for my district. So the panel of judges have to come through and observe me. So, new outfits seemed appropriate....at least that's what I told my husband ;)

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  3. I think youtube is the best thing that ever happened to teaching! Okay, so one of them, LOL! :)
    So sorry to hear that you wasted your break sick. Yuck! Good luck with the observations!
    Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

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  4. That tree is beautiful! Your son is adorbs! Ok, you my dear have done tons this week!!!! Give yourself some credit! Dealing with me counts as 20...lol:) Good luck on your observations!!! I know you will do awesome because that is all you do:)
    Hugs!

    p.s. ok, first you are making editable units....now embedding videos??? You're going to have to give me some training!!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

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  5. Elizabeth - I'm sooo sorry you were sick in bed for most of your break. That stinks!!!! Good luck this upcoming week on those big observations. That is awesome though...they will see good teaching for sure!
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  6. Sorry to hear you were so sick. Four observations is a lot! Wow! I am sure you will do great!

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating

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  7. You have done SO much are your break! Especially with being sick! I hope you are starting to feel better. I was sick most of my break too.. no fun :( Four observations is crazy, but I see it's because you're up for teacher of the year?!?! That is AH-mazing! If it was up to me, I'd nominate you! Sending hugs and good luck wishes your way :)

    Amelia
    wherethewildthingslearn

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  8. Sorry to hear you were sick! Good luck with your observations!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  9. Hey You,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog...glad you give you a giggle. I don't teach the metric system to my little firsties, but I do show video/songs to my kiddos for lots of different concepts. It's so powerful and it seems to stick more than anything else I do...

    Happy weekend!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  10. My husband is glued to the TV for that "tournament"! Our weekend is revolving around it! haha Good luck with your observations!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  11. Best wishes on your observations!

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  12. I was sick on my spring break too! :C Maybe that happens because it's the only time our bodies get to slow down and relax. I definitely think new outfits are appropriate for your observations. Best of luck to you! (Even though I've been reading your blog for awhile, I am your newest follower! :)

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  13. That is great that you are running for Teacher of the Year - I have my fingers crossed for you. I don't have a cool youtube video for you but I was looking up some books and found that Brian Cleary has activities for his books and there is a cute little quiz for metric and customary measurements - it might be to simple for your class but just thought you might like it.

    http://www.brianpcleary.com/math/index.html

    (sorry for starting a new comment - couldn't reply to my old one)

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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    1. Thank you for this link!!! I'm going to use it :)

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  14. Thanks for the well wishes and good vibes all of you are sending my way this week! I truly appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers:)

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  15. Aw I am sorry that you spent most of your vacay sick Elizabeth! Have a happy Sunday! :)

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