Friday, March 22, 2013

My First Five For Friday!

I'm linking up (for the first time!) with Doodle Bugs Teaching and the five for friday party! 
It's the perfect way to recap a full and busy week!!
Click the picture below to join in the fun!

1. I found a new favorite book!! 
Oh my goodness--it is so precious!!! It's all about looking at equations from a different perspective (and the illustrations are GREAT!). It could be used to teach about character, manners, music, creativity, and so much more! Here are some of my favorite examples:
me + you = us
practice + practice + practice = mastering
anything + sprinkles = better 
yes + no = maybe
cozy + smell of pancakes + sleep - alarm clock = weekend

Click the cover to check it out on Amazon!

2. We hosted a Mathematics of Planet Earth Professional Development night at school.
The event was a huge success and so much fun to put together! 
2013 is "the year of the Earth" (or something like that--according to all these researchers and doctors) so there is an extra emphasis on math + science this year.
 We made a scaled playdoh model of the solar system and played a beach ball globe game to talk about the amount of land+water on the face of the Earth!

Click the cover to check out the official website! {NCTM} also has tons of resources for elementary teachers!

3. It only seemed appropriate for my golden birthday :)
When else will I be able to wear sparkly gold nail polish?!

4. Just a little bit of testing...

5. And finally, the book that has me captivated.
I literally started it yesterday, but WOW. 

Click the cover for the Amazon price and reviews.

"No parent/home/child/teacher/school has an all-round 100 percent wholeness. We all have limitations and problems. But I must never think that it is everything or nothing. If you can't give them everything, give them something."

I just really, really like that. 
It reminds me that I'm a human and I am flawed, but I serve a great, big, perfect God. 
And that makes my heart smile. 

Thanks for sticking around friends!
 Happy weekend!!


  1. I love that book! Totally going on my wishlist! Thanks for sharing

    Lucky to Be in First

    1. Oh Molly, you'll just love it! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hi!!

  2. Just went to Amazon and bought the first book and put the send one on my wish list! I love your ideas! I am so glad I found you through the Five for Friday linky! I am your newest follower!

    1. Oh yay, Heidi! I'd love to know what you think of the first book when it comes in :) :) Thank you SO much for stopping by! So glad to have you here!!

  3. Thanks for sharing the book, This Plus That. Looks great! We'll have to check into it. Have a nice weekend!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, ladies!! :) I'm heading over to check out your blog now!!

  4. Thanks for stopping over to my little blog :) I am now a follower of yours!
    Polka Dot Kinders

    1. Thanks, Sara!! Can't wait to hear more of your great ideas! :)


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