Saturday, October 19, 2013

Five for Friday (on Saturday!)

Oops, I'm a day late--- it was Fall Festival day at my school yesterday so I did not get home until late. This morning was also busy, but I will tackle five random things.....

Just wondering...... during the week do you ever have something happen and think.....hmmmmm, that could be one of my Five for Friday random things??? But, also, if you do pre-plan these posts, then are they random??

The hubs and I ( and son) finally did something today I have always wanted to do (not skydiving, although I have done that!). We found a local Habitat House to volunteer with and had a great morning:
Mostly all that was done today was painting. We are going back next Saturday to finish painting trim. I think this house will be finished in less than a month! We all really want to work on the next house from the beginning and see the whole process!

Speaking of skydiving:

How's that for random?? And yes, that's me in the pink suit. We did this about two years ago and I would do it again- if someone paid for it. It was not nearly as terrifying as I expected!

So, I've been playing with graphics and backgrounds and such and here's a teaser:

I am trying to get this new TPT product finished and hope to have it ready this weekend! I love love my cover design!! Click on it to see more products (that are available)!

GREAT GREAT MATH IDEA- this proved to be  fun and gave me so much information about a group of first graders I was working with last week:
I gave each team a large (12x18) piece of construction paper and one colored tile. Just looking at the one tile they had to estimate how big to draw a shape so that 32 of the tiles would fit inside the shape. It was so interesting to watch them try to decide how big to draw their shapes. Some drew little squares. Some just drew. Some drew circles and some drew rectangular shapes. Most of them over estimated by a large amount. After filling in the spaces with tiles we then had to count. AND that also proved interesting- to watch how they counted so many tiles. After talking about their numbers being too big I gave them another challenge. Draw a shape that will hold 12 tiles. Whoa, the thinking that happened next was amazing. They were more accurate with that measure and we repeated the task one more time. Next week we are going to estimate how many tiles we can pick up in one hand and then try it! (This is an enrichment class I teach one day each week.)

Here's my QUOTE of the week:

Made me laugh!!

Thanks so much for comments and encouragement about my TPT adventure. I have now sold enough to cover the initial cost of the store. It's also such fun to create items- especially ones I am working on right now. 



  1. I love your comment about working on the post during the week and being "random". I totally do that :) If it's something that I can't make into a full post, then it's random enough for me ;)

    Fifth in the Middle

  2. Well said! Most of my posts are stream of consciousness anyway! Thanks for stopping by!


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