April 17, 2015

Five for Friday


Hi readers and friends! Today I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday linky party! I enjoy seeing what everyone is up to on a daily basis. It's been such a busy week in many ways. But, I think that will be the name of the game for the remainder of this school year. 
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On last Friday, I had a performance with my adult classes at DanceFX Athens. I danced in a contemporary number and a pointe piece. My sweet fiance supported me and came to see me dance! I'm so inspired by the amazing dancing that goes on at my studio, and it's a lot of fun to showcase the things we are learning! Click here to learn a little bit more about my journey as an adult learning to dance and how that has affected me as a teacher. 

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My little nephew had a birthday in March, but between a family wedding and Easter, his birthday party had to be postponed a few weeks! So, we celebrated this Saturday and we all had a grand time! He decided to sharpen and show off his walking skills for everyone, but refused to eat his cake (he only wanted to feed it to his Daddy). He's just so cute I can hardly stand it!

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This is my "Free To A Good Home" pile. It looks like I am retiring, but I'll just be moving. There are lots of changes going on right now in my life, and I have recently accepted a new 2nd grade teaching job in the Atlanta area. So this Monday and Tuesday afternoons, I set a timer for 30  minutes of clean out time after school and I've made quite a dent in my stuff so far. This is going to be an even more bittersweet end of the year time than it usually is. 

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See my blog post here about how we have begun our study of life cycles this year! The kids are not only growing their own plants, but are engaging in some inquiry and changing up variables to examine how it will affect a growing plant. 

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  1. Your seeds & life cycle studies are great! Love how it gets the kids to think!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

    1. Thank you! And I'm glad you stopped by my little blog!

  2. Hi, Stephanie!
    Good luck on the cleaning! What grade are you teaching now? 2nd grade is my favorite :)
    I'll be reading your fitbitting post. Thanks for the link.

    Made with Love

    1. Thanks! I've been teaching 2nd grade for 7 years, so I am hoping this will help ease my transition to a new school and district! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I am so glad I am not the only one who sets a timer for cleaning (I do it for email too) otherwise I get so wrapped up in in. It really does help. I recently did clean of my cabinets at school and gave away a bunch of middle school stuff I didn't need to good homes.

    Kovescence of the Mind

    1. Yes, I love organizing and cleaning out, but it is a time sucker for sure! Thanks for visiting my post!

  4. Hi Stephanie! Your post is so happy! Your nephew is so cute. We actually have friends in Athens. Moving and starting over in a school/community is hard, but as you said, I think staying in second will help a lot! Good luck with all the packing.
    Once Upon a Classroom: A Teacher's Tales

  5. Aaaahhhh! Your blog design is precious! I love how unique it is!! And your nephew is totally adorable!!

    1. Thanks so much! I love my new blog design!