Friday, May 3, 2013

Five for Friday

Praise the Lord for Fridays!  I think my kids were determined to give me gray hair this week.  Hello, spring fever.

We've only got to hang on for 27 more days, guys!  27!!!


1. My classroom is absolutely crawling with critters right now.  In addition to our tadpoles (see post #2), our caterpillars, ladybug larvae, and praying mantis egg all arrived over the weekend.  The caterpillars are growing like weeds, as usual. I have an awful feeling that they are going to be butterflies WAY before Open House. I'm hoping I can steal one of my teammate's butterflies since we'll likely have to let ours go before the 22nd. 

2.  Tadpoles! These guys have been in our room for a few weeks now, but this little guy decided to sprout his first front leg yesterday afternoon! Of course, as luck would have it, he waited until AFTER the kids had gone home to do so.  I happened to be around still and snapped a picture of our three-legged frog to show the kids.  And then, sure enough, his other one had sprouted sometime over night.  He is officially a froglet!

Right side.

New leg on the left side!
3. It's hot. I'm grumpy. I want winter/spring cool weather back. Teaching PE in this ridiculous heat is the pits.  "They" say it's only supposed to be like this for one more day, though.  We'll see if "they" are right...

4.  This is my best friend's new little girl.  I am absolutely DYING to meet her and am working on booking some plane tickets to fly up to see her later this month. Yay!

5. My mom is here for the weekend, and we're off to get thoroughly pampered tomorrow. Hair cuts, a little shopping, dining out... And then my cousin's baby shower on Sunday! So excited to spend some time with my mom!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Tadpoles are sooo much fun to watch grow!! What a great experince for the kids :) Your cousin's baby is soooo cute!! Give her a snuggle for me and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your w/e with your mom :)

  2. My son took some tadpoles to his teacher yesterday. My husband helped him catch them...not me. I am much more the reading teacher type. LOL! :) I'm Brandee, your newest follower.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. I'm just about to start my minibeasts theme, sounds like you have the full works happening in your classroom! Great froglet arm sprouting picture, lucky you caught it!

  4. I love all the critters in your classroom! Better than plants! So happy to meet you through the linky- I love finding new first grade teachers to link up with! I am your newest follower!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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