June 21, 2013

Five for Friday

I know that two blog posts in one day is kind of frowned upon, but I had a little extra time today so I finally decided to join a linky I've been following for a LONG time.

I love reading the blog posts for this linky, comparing my week to everyone's, so here goes my FIVE...

MONDAY: I join every teaching related contest I can find. The Education Center always has neat contests for items that teachers need in their classrooms and recently entered one for Wescott Scissors there. I have never owned a pair of these scissors but many of my students have them sooooooo I've acquired several pairs over the years. They cut paper, yarn, material, cardstock... everything you can think of that you use in a classroom... VERY well. I found out Monday that I was one of the winners of a set of six student and one adult scissors! YEA! I never won anything before! A great start to a good week!

TUESDAY: While sorting and decluttering the living room I came across an OLD fanny pack! My nephew is in need of one for a Boy Scout camping trip so I decided to clean it out for him. TaDa! At the bottom, stuffed in a corner of the pack I found...

The good week was continuing.

WEDNESDAY: I entered another contest hosted by Christy over at Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road. She was giving away a set of cute, digital floral frames. I am a frame addict and fell immediately in love with them! I found out the next day that I was the winner!

The good week had now become a GREAT week!

THURSDAY: I spent the morning and early afternoon working on some TpT items, particularly my Paragraph a Week writing program. You can read more about this HERE. I've managed to revamp about 30 of the nearly 100 writing prompts already, completing five alone this day. I also started creating a cover page. Here's what I've come up with for now.

The great week was progressing!

Later in the evening, I went to dinner with my fave peeps, only to return home to a broken toilet... CRASH went the great week! Which brings us to...

FRIDAY:  I have time today to do this second blog post because I can not declutter the dining room as I had originally planned because the entire contents of the downstairs bathroom is residing in the dining room, awaiting my niece's husband's arrival so that he can fix the toilet. You can read all about this great week ending event in the previous Friday post!

I CAN NOT wait for this once great week to be over... sigh!

Happy Friday,
Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. Oh no- I hope the weekend is good for you! I've just found your blog through the linky and am so glad I have- I teach year six in New Zealand so I love finding blogs about the older kids.

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Serena! And thanks for the well wishes for the weekend. I am positive that it will be wonderful. The toilet has just been repaired... my niece's husband is my angel!

    I am heading right over to your blog. I can't wait to read about NZ! I'm always happy to find blogs about the older kiddos as well. There are not as many blogs geared at upper grades.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Ugh, a broken toilet, what a crumby way to end the week! Glad to hear that your niece's husband was able to fix it! Hopefully the good parts of your week spill over into your weekend!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  4. Sounds like a fabulous week! Don't let the toilet incident spoil your joy :) I'm sure it will get fixed soon. Congratulations on your winning streak - feel free pass on some of that luck to me :)

    Joy in the Journey


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