Friday, July 17, 2015

Five for Friday

Still loving summer Fridays...but I think it's to the point where there are fewer left than I've already had :-(

My daughter and I had a girl's date today and saw this movie.  From a teacher/parent standpoint it's brilliant and very funny!!  This is like SEL and metacognition coming to life and explained to kids in a simple, fun way. I really want to incorporate this into my classroom somehow this year.

I'll never forget using my dad's typewriter in middle school to write book reports...thank goodness for laptops and iPads!!  I LOVE to write Readers' Theater plays and ideas are always bouncing around in my brain...just hard to make time to sit down and write more often.  But when I do make time, it just flows out of me and, since I can save everything, I can stop in the middle of a play and come back to it later.  I have many unfinished plays because I'm like a cat that sees something shiny and jumps right to it...

 I did make time this week to finish up another batch of partner/trio plays AND I lumped all 4 batches together into a MEGA pack.  I can't wait to use these with my new kiddos this year.  I also need to print some off so my daughter, husband and I can read them at bedtime while snuggling in our's so fun!

There is nothing like picking your own salad out of your garden each night for dinner!  Yum!
 I LOVE taking pictures of flowers and my blog began with a beautiful picture of my mother's peonies.  Peaceful and beautiful they are...
A Dinner Plate Dahlia I grew from a bulb.
Irish Lilies that a student gave me at the end of the year.
Fireweed, the state flower of Alaska.
It's beautiful but actually a weed that can grow in excess of 5 feet tall!
Have a wonderful weekend and hold on to the fleeting summer!


  1. I want to see Inside Out... maybe this weekend. And your garden looks beautiful! See you around. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

  2. I LOVED Inside Out as well! Such an awesome movie and I have been trying to figure out exactly how to use in the classroom as well.