Friday, May 9, 2014

Five for Friday: Closer to the finish line!

Teacher appreciation week was very cute. Our PTO painted the staff room and added some decor to spice it up a bit.  I received some sweet cards from the kids in how I remind them of their favorite ice-cream flavors =)

We made some Mother's Day bookmarks to help our fantastic moms celebrate this weekend. I found the ideas on Pinterest and then mixed them up a bit to fit the way I wanted them to look. I cut out large letters to make the word mom and had them hold the letters in different ways. They then drew a self portrait on the back with a poem that went with it. 

I ran my half marathon last weekend and it was a killer! By far the hardest race I have ever run....rain, wind, and lots of hills. Happy that I finished under two hours though =)

I finally had to bind their journals that we have been working in all year because I was running out of room! The kids made a cover with the title and author signature, a page to go on the inside explaining their likes, what they want to be when they grow up, printing their names,  best friends, and a self portrait. I then add that to the files that I have been using to collectively put each page from every day of the school year together. I hope the parents find them to be a nice keepsake. 

The front of every page has a calendar to represent the day we were doing with a writing prompt on the back. We used brainstorming webs, lists, narratives, etc.

Our school fundraiser for the year is called the "Granger Challenge". Family and friends make donations towards the school and the kids all run the track for two laps. Prizes are awarded for most spirit, donations, etc. We then all celebrate with popsicles.  The kids have a blast!

Have a great weekend!!


  1. You have a lot going on : ) Congrats on the half marathon! Also, the mother's day bookmarks are awesome. I love things that have a purpose more than just a trinket. The ice cream flavors was great too. Kids are so creative!
    ~Lucy at Kids Math Teacher

  2. I love all of your kiddos' writing! You have some creative writers there.