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Friday, March 29, 2013

5 for Friday...

I am joining the masses who participate in  Doodle Bugs Teaching Five for Friday's linky party!

Here are 5 random things from my past week:

It is now testing season here in San Antonio which means I stress out for my little froggies.  They are so young to be tested so rigorously!!!!  Anywho, here is one way I deal with the stress......... a 5 lb bag of  Haribo Gummi bears!

This is my team (minus our team leader).  We are dressed in our camo during our annual week long   "Camp Write Along"!  The kids love it and so do we!  (I'm the one in the middle holding the sign)

This is Ainsley and Cadence.  Aren't they ADORABLE!  They are the daughters of my favorite Thirty -One Gifts consultant and one of my dear friends, Blair.  I went to see Cadence play in softball this week.  Ainsley was there to watch too.  Love these girls! (Blair is to the  left of me in the picture above).

The fourth grade team won a grant to plant a garden!  I will blog about this soon but the kids are           loving having their very own garden.  Here is one one our strawberry plants that produced a baby        strawberry!

This last picture is of  my little froggies telling ghost stories around the "camp fire".  I used real logs,           tissue paper, and a lantern to create our fire.  We all loved how it glowed when he shut off the lights.

That wraps up my week!  Have a wonderful weekend friends!


  1. I love the camo idea, you guys look great! The garden must be awesome. My friend and I have always wanted to do this but never had a chance to get the grant going. I can't wait to read about your garden!

    1. Thank Kristen! We called ourselves "the Duck Dynasty of Ott Elementary" HAHAHAHA

  2. The camo idea is super cute! I love when grade level teams do fun things like that together.
    Diving into 2nd Grade

    1. Thanks Jean! I also love when grade level teams do things together!!!! It sure does make our jobs more fun!

  3. Oh, how fun! How cute is the baby strawberry! :-) LOVE the campfire and CAMO clothes! You guys rock!
    No Monkey Business

  4. Love your 5 for Friday:) That campfire looks so real and so fun! I will have to try something like that...maybe after our testing is done! I'm with you...hate it for me and my kiddos....no fun and not fair....! Only 9 teaching days until our tests! Have a blessed weekend:)

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Thanks Tara! We have 2 days of Writing state testing this week and then Reading and Math in two weeks....Yuck!

  5. What kinds of activities do you all do in Camp Write Along? Would love to try this next year! Thanks!

  6. Where did you find the Camp Write Along idea? I love it! I started a student garden at my school three summers ago. Such a great experience for the kids. Kudos to you!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings