Today is Friday?

Today is Friday?  What?  Where do the days go when you are not teaching?  How do regular people keep track of time without writing it on the board everyday and bells ringing every 55 minutes?

However, if it is Friday then it is time for to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for...

1.    POLYVORE is just as evil, time sucking, and AWESOME as Pinterest.  My oldest sister got me hooked on Polyvore this week.  How I lived this long without it is a mystery to me.  Just a little tip, don't click on the "share with Blogger" button while you are on a Polybender thinking that it will allow you to "share" a set in your Five for Friday, because it doesn't.  Instead it puts your outfits directly onto your blog as a new post, and the really weird thing is that it doesn't show up on your, so, so sorry about the random postings of "Beige" and "Lavender Casual" late last night!
For those poor souls who do not know the joys of Polyvore, it is like playing digital Barbie!  You get to make endless combinations of outfits without any regard for your budget or your actual size!!!

2. Two is for two of my (currently) three dogs who do not approve of blogging.
There are obviously other things I should be doing with my time.  I wish you could hear the deep sighs and random groaning that Lucy and Tex (aka Bonnie and Clyde, aka The Tart and The Tramp) had been doing before I snapped this picture.  Such drama!  Also, a little disclaimer about the condition of the little couch in my office - they rearranged the blankets and pillows to suit their fancy.

3.  I finished 3 things this week for school: my multiplication chart for my Master Math Notebook, 

and a writing/organizational rubric for The Iceman.
Usually the only I thing I finish the week after I shut down my classroom is a bag of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

4.  While I was trolling at Lakeshore for things that I do not need, I saw this book!
It presents each lesson at four different reading levels!  Also, it comes with a CD that allows you to edit.  The only problem is that at Lakeshore it was $39.99, and at Amazon it is $32.99.  Before I spend that much on a resource book I want to know if it is any good.  I might be able to get school to pay for it.  Please, let me know if you have seen it or have used it. 

5.  How do you know when summer has started?  For me, when I start watching TV shows I NEVER watch during the school year.  With that being said, they say the first step is admitting that you have a problem...well, I have to confess to something...
While I was scrolling through the cable guide last night, I actually heard myself say, "Ohhh the Kardashians are on!"  And then I actually sat and watched it.   How many books, how many documentaries, how many hours of lesson planning will I have to do in order fill up the vast empty part of my brain that was sucked out by watching one hour of that show?  The worst part is that I will probably do it again:). 

Don't forget to go on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching and link up for your Five for Friday! 


  1. I haven't used the resource you mentioned but I sure am interested in what you find out! Keep me in the loop please if you get any great info. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

    1. Thanks, I will let you know. Hopefully, I can get my principal to approve the purchase.

  2. I've dabbled in Polyvore, but I must stay away. I don't need another time waster!

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

    1. I blame my sister for all my wasted time this week! But it is fun:)

  3. How do regular people keep up with the time? All of my days are running together. I'm also interested in hearing how the social studies resource is. I will be teaching 6th grade SS, for the first time, this year, so I am in the market for good resources.

    1. It looked great, but a little pricey. However, with my struggling readers it might be worth it. I will let you know:)

  4. Holy cow! Polyvore is a good way! :-) I have my 5th grade daughter playing with it now!
    I might have to swing by Lakeshore to check out the SS resource. I'm teaching LA and SS next year. Looks good.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

    1. My 5th grade niece is trying it out too! And it is so much fun to put together outfits you would never wear:)