Five for Friday {On a Friday!}

I'm here on a Friday night watching some TV with my family, and ready for some Christmas activities and fun plans for the weekend.  Joining Doodle Bug's again for this fun linky:

If you keep up with me on Instagram, you might know what I've been up to lately.  And if you don't follow me there, please do!  It's easy to upload and share a photo...and a lot more to actually sit down in front of a computer for a blog post.  Follow me {here} on Instagram.'s my break down of my week.

Last weekend, my husband and I drove over to Atlanta for the weekend.  We spent two nights at the Intercontinental at Lenox Station.  This above picture is from the restaurant in the hotel, Southern Art.  I felt so *fancy* finding my drink on an iPad!

I've been printing up some cute little station activities for my kiddos for December.  I love this little game from my good friend, Tara.  Head on over to her blog to read more about it!  My kids are going to love this game next week!
Our elf arrived this week!  She's watching out and making sure we are doing what we need to be doing these last few weeks before break.  I love how she helps with motivation in the classroom. This note was left to tell the students that we were spending our math time creating some cool Gingerbread glyphs.  I found the gingerbread glyph from Sunny Days in Second Grade last year.  Check it out, {here}.  I'll share pictures of our glyphs soon.
Yesterday was a pretty scary day.  I got a call over the intercom at around 12:45 that I had a call from my son's school.  When I answered the phone, I was told that he had fallen and hit his head.  He wasn't acting right and they would feel better if I would come and get him.  Well, of course!!  I called the pediatrician on the way and they told me to go straight to the ER.  Long story short, he suffered a minor concussion.  He was acting so weird and it really scared me.  He couldn't remember what had happened. Then, as the afternoon progressed, he could tell me a little bit more and then a little bit more, etc.  Not you can see in the picture.  He is fine now.  But, we stayed home today so that I could keep an eye on him and look for signs of getting worse.  Praise the Lord that he didn't get worse.
Finally, I just finished my application for State Teacher of the Year.  I can not tell you how humbled I am from this entire experience.  I really am just a normal girl who puts her pants on one leg at a time. This honor could go to a million other people in my county who are exceptional.  I was the lucky one chosen.  And, I am so incredibly thankful.  I posted this picture above on Instagram with the following comment:

"Feeling blessed that I can even post this picture.  All of my #teachersfollowteachers and #teachersofinstagram are inspirations on a daily basis.  Thank you for making me worthy of the application.  It is because of blogging and sharing ideas that I have become the teacher I am today.  Thank you!"

I know I've said this before, but you totally make me a better teacher.  Thank you to each and every one of you who spend time reading this blog, commenting and sharing your teaching experiences.  I am a better teacher because of you.

Head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching and read all about everyone's week!


  1. Wow Elizabeth! Congratulations on your achievement! I feel so happy for you and others that achieve such humbling honors. I agree. It is this wonderful blogging community and network of blogs friends that make us better teachers!

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  2. Elizabeth,

    Hope you're little guy is feeling better, I know that must have been scary. Thank the Lord he was alright. Congrats on State Teacher of the Year! Absolutely amazing!


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  3. Congrats on your achievement! I am glad your son is ok!

  4. Congratulations on such an amazing achievement!!! That's wonderful news! Hope your son is feeling much better. Concussions are definitely a scary thing. I know how you feel. Two months ago, my son had a mild concussion due to playing hockey. The topic of concussions really scares me. I wish your son a speedy recovery.

  5. Elizabeth! I'm so glad your son is ok! That is such a scary experience. WIth the competitive softball level that my daughter plays at, I send up prayers every time there is a play at the plate! I hope things continue to improve.
    Kudos to you on finishing the application for State Teacher of the Year! You have great ideas, and your students are better people, both academically and socially because of the time you spend!
    Enjoy your week!

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