Friday, April 26, 2013

Five For Friday

TGIF!  This week flew by, and yet it felt absolutely insane. I am most definitely one tired teacher.  We're in that insane wonderful run to Open House (T-minus 26 days and counting!) where I work the kids like a slave driver crazy person.  We're writing, crafting, creating, studying, observing.... It's crazy in my room right now!


1. Firstly, to go along with the new car, I treated myself to a new iPod nano.  I haven't purchased an iPod since my first generation way back in 2002!  My, how times have changed. This thing is TINY! And it's Bluetooth capable... Which means I literally just set it in my car and it starts playing through my sound system. No wires or connections need. Not to mention that is has more memory that my much larger iPod. Technology is tripping me out!

2. We are celebrating Teach Appreciation Day a wee bit early at my school. The 2nd-5th graders have state testing for the next two weeks, so as not to disturb their learning environment, we had the festivities this week!  We were spoiled rotten with treats in the lounge (mostly breakfast items, fruit, and drinks) each morning, treated to a PTA lunch on Thursday, and the kids all brought in flowers on Tuesday! So much fun!  Every time I walk by my desk it smells INCREDIBLE!

3. I may or may not have read a book in one day.  And that may or may not have involved staying up  until 1 a.m. on a school night... I may be paying for it today. I have a problem.  Hi. My name is Kristina and I am addicted to books. I love, love, love to read.  My book club is currently re-reading "The Great Gatsby" in preparation for the movie's release next month.  I snuck in a tiny little break to read the sequel to a fun young adult novel that I read about a year ago. I'm a sucker for a princess love story. :)

4. I survived our first field trip of the year to the LA Zoo.  And I only wanted to kill, physically harm, end one student's field trip. Not a bad day!  I most definitely crashed afterward immediately upon sitting on my couch.  Why is it that field trips just suck all the energy out of us?

 5. The details for my June trip to England are nearly complete! Everything is booked, reserved, tickets are purchased, itinerary is getting locked into place. So excited!  51 days until takeoff!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!


  1. Wow your school is amazing- ours doesn't even acknowledge teacher appreciation day (I think it is here in New Zealand).
    I've just found your blog through the linky and am your latest follower- I see it says you're reading The Great Gatsby- I just downloaded that this week because I thought I should read it before seeing the movie!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  2. I totally agree, field trips suck all the energy out of a teacher! I have one more full day one coming up - I hope we have good weather. Enjoy your weekend.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  3. So fun reading about all you news :) I don't have any form of iPod -- was happy to upgrade to an Android phone from my flip phone a few years ago LOL!! Must say I love texting ;)

    Yeah for teacher appreciation day! Flowers are gorgeous!

    Had to LOL about the reading. Guilty as charged here too - late nights when you just can't put a good book down. Thankfully more so in the summer when I don't have to get up at 6 a.m. but then there is the odd time during the school year....will have to check these out :)

    As for the zoo trip - make his mom come next time and she can be his buddy ;)

    Yeah for your trip!! Loved London - so much history there!! I'm living vicariously through you and hoping a trip North will materialize some time - hint, hint {grin}.

    Have a great weekend!!