Saturday, February 13, 2016

Five for Fraturday

It's been awhile since I wrote a Five for Friday (or in this case, Fraturday) post. It's been a busy week, so I thought it would be a great time to get back in the habit.  Thanks as always to Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting!

100 Acts of Kindness Challenge

We didn't quite make our goal of 100, but we're going to keep it going until we do. In the meantime, I'm experiencing a lot of warm fuzzies as I tape up the cards. So nice to read about one student who "brot me a tishu because I was bliding and askd if I was okay." (Don't you love phonetic spelling?) Another student "asked me to play at recess when I was left out." Here are a few more:

And of course, my favorite one this week:

If you'd like to know more about my 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge, make sure you read my blog post from last year. If you'd like to start your own (who says you can't start with Valentine's Day and make Spring Break or the end of the year your deadline?) you can download your freebie here.

I love having season passes to our local theater's Broadway Lights Series. Charlotte is lucky to have The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Teachers here are lucky they support educators with discounted tickets and receptions through their Teacher's Lounge affinity group.  On Tuesday, we were treated to the amazing show, Matilda.

We had a Behavior Management PD at our faculty meeting on Wednesday. While much of the information presented was a review for me, this slide really resonated.

Three things that should never, EVER, happen on the same day:

1) Valentine's Day Party
2) Snow
3) Class Picture Day

Enough said.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

On Friday evening, I broke from my usual routine of falling asleep on the couch by 8:00 and instead attended my second show in one week.  This one was performed by the Children's Theater of Charlotte at ImaginOn.  It was a wonderful adaptation of the book by Kate DiCamillo. I had just finished reading the book to a captivated audience of second graders last week, so I was excited to see the show. It did not disappoint. If you haven't read the book, find out more about it here or here. I highly recommend it!

And there you have my Five for this week. I hope you have a great weekend and a Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Oh my! I can't imagine having picture day, snow and a valentines party on the same day. I know you were exhausted!! Congratulations on making it through!