Friday, December 20, 2013

Five For Friday


First, it's Friday.  Second, I am officially on Christmas break! I will enjoy these next two weeks of relaxation. :-)

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs to share my week.  Boy, did I have a week.  Let's see.  I cried, I laughed, and I'm exhausted.  That pretty much sums up my week. 

Number 1:
We went on a field trip this week.  We had so much fun learning about matter and our bones. My favorite lesson is always the matter lesson.  They get to use dry ice and it just amazes them the changes that it undergoes.  Love it!  I also LOVE seeing my kiddos in their goggles.  Super cute! 

Number 2:
Two words...Pink Eye.  Ugh!  I took Brayden to the doctor on Wednesday and learned that he had pink eye.  He was his normal self and running all around.  However, when he sees me take out the eye drops he runs and screams bloody murder.  I'll be glad when his 7 days is up and he doesn't have to take the drops.

Number 3:
I got Brayden's Santa pictures this week.  All I can say is ADORABLE.  

Number 4:
Polar Express Day was on Thursday.  It's one of my favorite days of the year.  I made home made hot chocolate (thank you Pinterest).  We watched the movie that morning.  Then, we had rotations that afternoon. My students played Reindeer Games, made mitten ornaments, sang Christmas carols and danced using scarves, and made reindeer food.  They had a BLAST!

Number 5:
Remember that I said that my week was full of laughs and cries.  Here is where I just bawled. On my way home from picking up Brayden's prescription for his pink eye, I got a speeding ticket.  I could see the sign that said 55 mph and sped up like I usually do.  I could see the sign. As soon as I sped up, lo and behold there was a state trooper right near the sign.  Speed trap...ugh.  He got me doing 61 in a 45 and walked up to the door and asked me where the emergency was.  What made it worse was that I could not find my insurance card.  I have insurance and had all the cards from 2011 to July 2013.  I just didn't have the one I needed.  I really think that he believed I didn't have insurance.  He went on and on about how if I'm lying then my license will be taken away.  It was quite a day!  

I hope that everyone had a great week.

Lots of love,


  1. I love the Santa pictures - super sweet!! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Oh no Jeannie! So sorry to hear about the ticket. Don't let it ruin your Christmas! Hope your little one is doing better.

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    1. Thank you, Karen. I'm trying to not let it affect me. My munchkin is all better, too. :-)

  3. So sad about your son and the ticket. :( If you were in Pickens, they pull everyone over... Hope you enjoy your break and have a great Christmas!
    Mrs. Black's Bees

    1. Yep, I was in Pickens where it goes from 2 lanes to 1 headed toward Pumpkintown/Dacusville. They have definitely been out patrolling! I hope you have a great Christmas as well. Enjoy your break. :-)

  4. Poor baby with pink eye, but my goodness he has the most beautiful eyelashes!!!
    Have a wonderful and well deserved break!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

    1. Thank you, Erin! I don't know where he go his eyelashes. Love them! I hope that you have a great Christmas and a relaxing break. :-)

  5. The Santa pictures are so adorable! Enjoy your well-deserved break : )

    FYI I’m having a giveaway at my blog for my 32-pg place value book (PDF version)--if there are enough entries everyone will be a winner! Feel free to share about it and enter.

    Lucy Kids Math Teacher

    1. Thank you, Lucy! Enjoy your break as well!

  6. Ugh on the speeding ticket! Double ugh on the arrogant officer going on and on. I had a weekend like that last year. We came to Kansas for the weekend, go speeding ticket in speed trap. On the way BACK to the OK panhandle we got stopped again in another town!! This time, Mr. Officer had compassion. Whew.

  7. Glad the last officer had some compassion! :-)