Friday, June 21, 2013

Five for Friday...I'm a virgin!

I must admit...I've never done a Five for Friday (hence the virgin comment)!  I know, right!  What is wrong with me?!  Summer has been very good to me, and it's given me some time to read, blog, sit poolside, and do some schoolwork too!  Here are some of the things I've been up to this week!
Well, here are my 5 random things!

1. I am super pumped because I came across a Barnes & Noble gift card (totally forgot I had it!) in my wallet, and couldn't wait to finally put some of my wish list books in my cart!  I'm a bit behind the 8 ball with Teach like a Pirate, but I'm excited to dive in, see everyone's blog posts, and find out what they're really talking about!  We have added lead teachers in our building for math (K-2 and 3-5), technology, and high ability.  Our leadership team is going to read Strengths Based Leadership together, so I'm hoping to get a jump start.  And I have a passion for math, so I'm wanting to learn a bit more about that so I can help my staff...did I tell you that I go back July 15th?  Oh right, I'll have to do some extremely fast reading! Yikes!

2. So I was at Target yesterday (told they hubby I was getting cleaning supplies but secretly wanted to check out the dollar spot and their swim suits...sssshhh), and came across these reusable sandwich bags.  They come in a pack of 3 for $1!!!  Score!  For a lot of our math games, they need dice, cards, and maybe one other manipulative, so I just loved these for math games!  And again...they are 3/$1, so if they break they are cheap to replace.   There are some cool polka dot ones right now too! 


3. One day a while back I was searching some free apps and came across a Riddle of the Day.  My husband and I will play it together, but how much fun would this be for the classroom!  As you can see on the right, it will give you clues if you are completely stumped, and the letters below are the only ones you can use.  Some of them are pretty easy, and others are really hard, but it's all about the journey, right? Riddle away!

4.  4-H Season is upon us and it's one of my favorite times of the year!  I was a 10 year 4-Her and now I get to volunteer and help all of the other kids.  Last night was the Queen Pageant dinner where I got to meet all of the lovely ladies who will be coming to practices and vying to be our county queen. 4-H season nears, that means lemon shake ups, walking tacos, and elephant ears!  Woop Woop!

5. I saved the best for last (well, at least I think so)!  Last weekend as many of you saw, I headed to Nashville, TN for a Bachelorette party.  On our drive back to Indy we stopped to use the restroom, and this Teamwork sign was hanging on the wall.  I thought it was h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s!  Do they want you to use teamwork while going to the bathroom?  So confused!  There were some other peeps in the bathroom who thought I was a bit crazy for taking a pic in the bathroom, but oh well.  Thought I'd share with you!

I think I like 5 for Fridays!  Thanks for the fun times Doodle Bugs!  Gotta run!


MS. OCD said...

Off to Target! Hope my Target dollar racks have those cool bags too:)!

Amanda Zanchelli said...

Love the free riddle app! I am going to have to check that out (for my entertainment...and maybe whole class with my first graders!)

I LOVE when you find gift cards you didn't know existed...that is the best! You will have to keep me posted about this book because I too am reading about it all over blog world!! PS I have 3 books that I am supposed to read this summer so I need to get going on that too..sadly, summer will be gone before we know it!

Learning to the Core

Natalie Melton said...

Your 4-H goodies look yummy! So glad you found our linky party! That Teamwork sign in the bathroom makes no sense...I would have done a double take too! Welcome to the Friday Linky! I'm following you now!

Covered in Glitter said...

Thanks for sharing about those sandwich bags. I am headed to Target this afternoon and will have to take a look. I'm also glad to be a new follower!

Covered in Glitter and Glue

Susanna - Whimsy Workshop said...

Welcome to the doodle bugs gang! Virgins welcome! lol... I was hoping to figure out a reason for teamwork in the bathroom, but still drawing a blank of that one!
Whimsy Workshop 

Hoots and Hollers said...

Thanks so much for sharing your week! I love Five for Friday! Adorable lunch bags, and thanks so much for sharing the riddle app--right up my alley. Just found your today through Five for Friday and am a new follwer!

Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

Molly said...

So smart about the reusable bags! I bought those same ones, but they smell so bad that I wouldn't want to put my food in them! Ha! Glad to have found your blog!

Lucky to Be in First

Lori said...

I think I need to check out that riddle of the day app! Sounds like you have a busy summer of good reading ahead!
Conversations in Literacy

Stephanie said...

Hi Mary Beth, I just came across your blog on Doodle Bugs Five for Friday. I love the reusable sandwich bag idea from Target's dollar spot. I'm going to have to head over to Target & see if they have those in my Target. Thought that Dollar spot is pretty dangerous. Glad to see you link up for Five for Friday this is the most addicting linky, I feel compelled to link up every week :). Happy to be a new follower.


Amanda said...

Getting cleaning supplies is always a good cover!! I'm checking the dollar section for those cute bags tomorrow...when I go for "cleaning supplies." Also, downloading that fun app. Looks like so much fun!!

The Teaching Thief