Friday, February 1, 2013

Five for Friday

I'm linking up Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday...5 random things about my week. Boy, has this been a random week...but, not as random as next week will be!

1. Wednesday, our school had Papa John's Pizza night! This is not just any ordinary night!!  Families from our school, pre-ordered or called in their pizza orders and the teachers delivered!  It is sooo much fun. Parents volunteered to be the drivers and the teachers deliver! This year, the theme was "Cooking up Some Fun" so, I decorated my chef hat and delivered pizza until 8:00pm! Our school gets a percentage of the sales and 100% of the tips. I got about $150 in tips for the evening!

2. My precious student from Taiwan gave me this card today. I was so overwhelmed! It is a thank-you card that he created and had someone translate to English for him. His birthday was last Friday and I realized that he probably didn't know that most students bring cupcakes to share with the class. I ran to our local grocery store and bought cookies for him to share.  I also spoke with our p.e. teacher and had her set up the mats in the gym. He is an amazing gymnast! He performed for cool! His mom stopped by Thursday and wanted to take my I know why. 

3. Lines---perpendicular, parallel and intersecting! To go along with geometry in the real world, my students created maps and line related questions to show their understanding of this standard. (Sorry about the shadow!)
Going to post more on that lesson later. Stay tuned!

4. Today, I was named the Teacher of the Year for our district. This is the announcement from my principal's weekly newsletter. Huge honor...very humbled!

5. Yummy! My all time favorite pizza for dinner tonight!

Happy Friday!


  1. Congratulations on the award - that is a huge honour! Love the chef's hat and the mapping/lines activity. Thanks for sharing your ideas!


  2. Congratulations! What a great honor. And that pizza looks yummy!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

    1. Thanks! My grade level secretly nominated me!
      (Just finished the rest of my pizza for lunch...yum!)

  3. I am so happy that your fabulousity has been recognized by your district - your friends knew it all along!

    Krazy Town

  4. Congratulations!!

    Very glad I found your blog. I teach 5th grade, too! Will be coming back to borrow ideas : )

    Young Daze in 5th Grade

    1. Glad you found my blog...I'm one of your newest followers!

  5. Congrats!!!! I love your blog and have it in my "favorites" both at home and at school! I think I'm going to "borrow" your Frame-Of-Fame idea!

    1. Thank you very much!
      Please do "borrow" the Frame -of -Fame!

  6. Hi.. may i know how you taught the ines-parallel, intersecting and perpendicular lines?