Saturday, June 29, 2013

Five for Friday...Saturday Morning and a Freebie!

Five for Friday

   I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday Linky.  This week I was super busy.  I had to nanny on Tuesday and Friday and Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday I was in all day workshops that I will explain in a minute!  So, I am just getting to my Five for Friday!  Here are five events from my week:

1.  Made it Monday-  Monday was my FIRST time linking up for Made it Monday!  Last weekend I worked on rehabbing this old file cabinet and I finished it on Monday!  I can't wait to have it in my classroom next year!  I am looking forward to linking up again.

2.  Curriculum Planning and a Freebie-  I spent three days this week working with other teachers from my county on Curriculum Mapping and Planning of Instruction.  Last year our county pulled together teams to begin planning Unit by Design Units (UBd) for math and looking at curriculum mapping for the Common Core.  
      I was on that team last year.  This year, they pulled together teachers for all subject areas to do the same thing.  We spent a LOT of time revising our map from last year, looking at new materials that we will have from Investigations (our newly adopted math resources), and revising and editing old units.  This was a HUGE undertaking.  We had about 8 teachers working on the mapping and units for first grade last year.  This year it was only me and one other person!  We still managed to accomplish a great deal and I feel like we are on the right track for next year.  
     I created some checklists to go along with our first unit, which focuses on Numbers through 120.  Head over to my TpT store and grab them for free.  Leave me some feedback.   Do you like the format, etc.  What would make them even better?

3.  The White Water Center-  I LOVE the National White Water Center.  It is just outside Charlotte and only takes about 15-20 minutes for me to get there from my house.  There are trails for hiking, biking, and running.  There is a water center for white water rafting and white water kayaking.  You can also go out to the river and go flat water kayaking or paddle boarding.  There is a zipline and so much more.  This is by far one of my favorite places in Charlotte.  I went this past week and ran on the trails!

4.  Bloglovin-  In two days Google Reader is going away!  Make sure to click on the right side of my blog to follow me on Bloglovin!  I do have one MAJOR question.  I am hoping that someone a little more techie can let me know the answer to this.  Will I still be able to use my blogger dashboard for creating blog posts?  Will everything that I have saved via blogger dashboard still be there?  If you know, I would LOVE to know!  Thanks!

5.  Happy Birthday-  Today would have been my Grandpa's 84th birthday!  This is a picture of me and one of my cousins with my Grandpa on the day of his 80th birthday party!  

This week has been a very humid, wet week down south.  I am hoping for some sunshine and a little time at the pool today!  Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi There!
    I am not sure I am any more techie than you but I am pretty sure blogger will still exist and you can do everything in it. Just Google Reader where you can pick the blogs you want to follow is going buh-bye. Love love love how you fixed up that file cabinet. It looks awesome!
    A Burst of First

    1. Thank you! I was pretty sure I would have known if blogger was goin away, but I still had that little worry that I had missed the big picture!


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