Thursday, July 9, 2015

Five for Friday

I wish I was in Las Vegas this week for the SDE I Teach 2nd and the Teachers Pay Teachers Seller Conference, but we have some big costs coming up so it wasn't in the cards this year. Next year I WILL be there!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday Linky!  Here are five random things from my week!

I've become OBSESSED with Periscope this week!  It's an app where people will live stream what they are up to and you can follow along.  Angie from Lucky Little Learners and Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd started the trend for teachers.  They started live streaming from the TpT conference, and now several other conference attendees are doing it as well.  It's SO awesome for those of us who couldn't make it to Vegas to feel like we are part of the event!  You get an alert when someone you follow goes live and you can hop on and follow along with whatever they are doing.  You can tap the screen to give them hearts to show that you appreciate what they are doing.  I've done it so many times that I now see hearts even after I've logged off!

This week was Shark Week!  As a teacher I'm always looking for a reason to celebrate.  I made some "fin"tastic shark themed math centers that I added to my Teachers pay Teachers store.  This past year my students loved doing math centers.  Many of my centers are matching centers and after the students have made all of the matches they will have the answer to a joke.  It motivates students because they like jokes, but they also know right away if they got something incorrect because they joke answer won't make sense!

It's a little embarrassing, but we've lived in our house for 8 years now and have done NOTHING to it during that time.  We went to Home Depot to get some paint samples to repaint one of the bedrooms.  We started with 50 shades of gray (literally) and have finally narrowed it down to a few choices.
I got to see a former coworker for lunch yesterday and it was SO nice to catch up.  I love getting together with people I haven't seen in awhile!
I love summer break for so many reasons, but one of the main reasons is that I get to spend all day with my sweet little princess.  Just like all moms, I can't stop taking pictures of her.  I have hundreds of pictures on my phone of her.  I took this one this week and couldn't stop laughing, so I just had to share!  She's such a goofball!


  1. Precious pup photos are the best. Love her tongue peeking out!

  2. Our bedroom is gray....two is so darn hard to pick a gray. (Which seems so odd!)

  3. I'm trying to figure out Periscope. I watched a video but didn't know what to do to add hearts! Thanks for the info. Your puppy looks like she is in heaven! It took 3 weeks, but I finally taught my dog that I don't have to get up at 5 in the summer. Now she let's me sleep in...until 6:30! Whoa! ;)

  4. Periscope is fun! Also, I love grey. I just painted three rooms in our house this summer and the ceilings! Happy to be done.
    Mrs.B's Classroom Adventures

  5. Bonnie, your dog is adorable! You can tell she is certainly enjoying spending the summer with you. I also wish I was in Vegas, but I am loving Periscope too. Next year I hope to go. Good luck with painting. Have a great weekend!

  6. Your dog it too cute!!! I love all the shades of gray you picked! Good luck with it! :)
    Moore to Learn

  7. I think my dogs are happier than my kids that I'm home for the summer. You can tell your princess is a bit of a show off, and rightfully so! Although I really wish I'd been in Vegas, I didn't periscope. I am regretting that now.

  8. OMG, your dog!! I can't help but giggle, it makes my dogs nervous.

    Mrs. Ashline's Rules

  9. Your dog is so cute!! I am also loving periscope what a genius idea for whoever created it!! I love your blog and am so glad that I found it through this Five for Friday link up!

  10. Love the color choices you came up with. Grey is my favorite for houses!

    Team V's Second Grade Fun

  11. Love your little dog!!! And thanks for sharing Periscope! I will have to try it out. :)


  12. I am definitely feeling the same gloomy green monster that I was not at the TpT conference this year, but I am determined to get there next year! Fingers crossed you do too! Your dog is absolutely adorable - what a fabulous photo! Have a great weekend!

  13. 1- I LOVE PERISCOPE! :)
    2- I started my savings account TODAY for TpT Conference 2016- it WILL happen!
    3- Gray paint is the absolute hardest color to pick! I finally found a beautiful shade for our bedroom and I am so thankful!

    Your blog is adorable and I'm glad I found you through the linky!

    Just Keep Teaching