Friday, March 1, 2013

Five For Friday- Holler!

Howdy Teacher Friends!

Linking up with Doodle Bugs makes me happy. I have been pretty good at taking pictures at school this week, which always make it more fun to post.

Here are my five randoms:
1. We almost had a snow day...then it hardly snowed at all. I was glad since what I am calling our "faux snow day" used up our time accumulated and we would have actually had to make the day up.Snow days on days without actual snow to play in are blah. The roads were just too sketchy for buses. I am NOT for additional days at the end of the year. Somewhere in all of the chaos, we made fun cause and effect chains. Check it out here!

2. Happy Birthday Dr. Suess! I was Pin-spired to celebrate and had a little help from my intern, Ms. J. She is an honest to goodness teacher now. She is filling in next door for my 4th grade neighbor who is on maternity leave. I love having a partner in crime a couple of steps away, plus if I need to pee, she will look in. Bonus! How many other jobs require you to hold or or suffer a lawsuit!? Lol!

She was in charge of the pudding for our "green eggs" and had a little snafu with the selection at Wally World. She ended up with a variety pack. That poor thing left during her plan to head to the Dollar General to get all vanilla snack packs.

She is such a cutie! And she can out! 
How it looked before the kids did their magic
Green eggs and "red fish." They look greener in person, promise!
3. I went to the doctor for what I thought was a kidney infection. The good news- no kidney infection. The bad news-I have a back issue. They call it "muscular-skeletal pain," the hubs says it is basically a back spasm. I say it is just plain dumb. I need to loose some weight and work to strengthen my back muscles. I am stretching daily now and taking an anti-inflammatory med. Oh, joy! 31 NEXT MONTH! Holy thirties, Batman! 

4. My Theme Task Cards are flying off the shelf. Holler!! (Hence the title.) Author's Perspective Task Cards and Measuring with a Ruler {Inches}Task Cards are also selling! I love it when my hard work is well received. If you aren't using the free TpT app, you should be. It will make your day. It makes a cha-ching sound when you sell something. Happy happy:)

5. We had our first annual Student Art Show today. I was postponed from the faux snow day and the almost snow day. Here are some examples of our amazing art displays. Two are pinspired and one is inspired by our therapy dog, Sunshine. 
Sunshine inspired "Puppy Love" display

This creepy little dog makes my heart sing  I love the stylized way one group of my boys draws. 

Check out the shading on his little mouth! Purple and yellow are complementary colors too. 

Liquid watercolors made these so bright and fun. Easy project too!
We handpainted the paper that the birds are made from. Salt made the colors look mottled. 

Here is the pin for the bird in a cage art. 
Here is the pin for the birds and birch trees art or you can hop over to Deep Space Sparkle.

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  1. Cute idea to celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America.

  2. I feel your pain on the back problems... I'm about to be 30 (in 15 days... ahhhhhh!) and I have had problems now for a few years. And yeah, if I would work out more, it would probably help. :(
    ideas by jivey

  3. Hi Brandi! So nice to meet you through the linky! I love your artwork! And who doesn't love the green eggs and ham treats!!! I went a little Seuss crazy this year too! Happy to be a new follower!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  4. What a fun twist on green eggs and ham... LOVE it!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten


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