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Friday, November 1, 2013

Five for Friday! TGIF :)

Happy Friday! Whew- what a week! My schedule was much more packed than usual!


We had a chance to dress up last Friday for school. My team decided to go as Dr. Seuss characters and I loved how easy this costume was!


I borrowed a hat, added a Christmas bow, and drew whiskers on my face with some eyeliner- and the kids knew instantly that I was the Cat in the Hat! I wore it Thursday night to pass out candy, too.


It’s almost time for our next round of data meetings already. I finally fixed up my data sheet to match the data we’re using at my new school, and I am loving having my data organized in one place.


I am sad that it’s already time for my groups to change! I miss having the same “class” all year.


My school has a “Daymaker” program where every staff member that signs up gets paired with another staff member and twice a month, they try to “make their day” with little surprise gifts. My daymaker got me some Pumpkin Cupcake soap and a Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle. The soap is good, but the candle… oh my goodness, incredible! SO sweet- and I really needed a little love this week.


One day this week, both of my coworkers’ kids suddenly got sick- so I spent the day doing my job plus preparing their sub plans, subbing for one of them in the afternoon, and then teaching an after school program before rushing downtown where I’d committed to volunteering at a jazz event.  Amazing music, but an exhausting day!

The next day I was still worn out and had an awful headache, so I came home, lit the candle, and relaxed on the couch for a couple of hours. Ahhh.


Last weekend, my husband took me on a weekend getaway without telling me where we were going!


We ended up in Hocking Hills, Ohio, staying in this sweet 100-year-old cabin.


We also went horseback riding through the woods at the Spotted Horse Ranch and went on a “cowboy cookout.” So gorgeous! I LOVE the fall.


We went hiking the next day too, and the caves and rock formations were every bit as beautiful. Such a great way to celebrate 8 years together (and did I mention my husband planned it all himself?)

It was a great week, but busy! I’m excited to say that this weekend is blissfully free and I have some time to relax and get things done. Hope you had a fantastic week too! :)


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  1. I love the idea of a Daymaker! Looks like a wonderful time away - what a thoughtful husband!

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  2. The Daymaker sounds like such a fun idea! I need to convince our staff to do something like that! What a great surprise. That is my kind of getaway and the scenery looks beautiful!

  3. Found your blog through the linky and I am your newest follower. I am so glad I did. I too have taught 2nd and 3rd grade. I currently teach 2nd grade. If you get a chance I would love for you to check out my blog. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to read more post!


  4. Hey Jenny- I love the daymaker idea! I will be stealing that idea...or "borrowing it." I also love your data form. It looks awesome.
    Stephanie from Principal Principles

  5. What a precious costume! I love the idea of "day makers". We have secret pals, but some haven't been remembering or giving as much as others. I like that your school spells it out more. Happy Friday!

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  6. I think the Daymaker idea sounds wonderful! How motivational!

  7. I'm loving your blog! Great ideas, thanks!

  8. Hello! I'm new to your blog and I love your Five for Friday. That is an awesome idea! Hehehe, I'm now your newest follower!

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