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Five Thing Friday

28 Feb

1) Obviously Halls knows what type of week I’ve had.  Thanks Halls for believing in me!

2) Reading notes that no one else was supposed to read has also brightened up my day…

20140228-165109.jpgIn case you can’t tell what it says… “That was exactly what I didn’t want to happen.  They pushed you into me and  the teacher found out 😦 😦 I just wanted to get to know you better.  I think I have a plan…  We pretend brake up but still be together :)!”

Oh young love…

3) Jimmy Fallon has been killin’ it on The Tonight Show.  This song with Jimmy, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler is all kinds of cute!

4) Tonight we are going see Anchorman with 763 new jokes!  The following clip is not safe for work or your grandmother to listen to! 😉


So I guess it’s just a four thing Friday and I’m okay with that.

Happy Friday!



Five Thing Friday

17 Jan

A three day weekend!?  Whaaattt!?

1)This is what third graders do when they are really supposed to be doing work/assessments

2) Did you hear I’m getting married?  Well I am and now one of my students is excited about it too.

20140117-143609.jpgI like that I have such a long elegant neck.

3) We went and saw American Hustle this past weekend.  All I can say is that Jennifer Lawrence does a pretty good crazy…

images (2)She was super nutso and even broke the Science Box by putting metal into it.

Also, I know Jeremy Renner’s character was the most up and up with the standards, but all I wanted to do was pat down his hair, give him a hug, and play it cool on the whole mobster connection…

Oh and Christian Bale was a mess…in the best way.

4) Today I was told that I was, “The meanest teacher.”  “You are so mean to me, you are the meanest teacher.”  Watch out dad I may take your title…

5) Wedding planning is stressful, but at least we have a date now!  Wooohoo!!  The people at the bridal show I went to were really stressing me out by telling me how behind I was…not cool!

By the by, if anyone wants to buy me the above shirt, I’d totally be okay with that.




Five Thing Friday

3 Jan

Welcome back Five Thing Friday, I have missed you!

It’s not so much that it went away, rather, I got busy and ran out of time for it.  Sorry blog 😦

1) Soooo, someone pulled the fire alarm today, during lunch, on the coldest, windiest day of the year.  Thanks random child who had nothing better to do after eating lunch.



That kid in the red overalls just looks all kind of suspicious.  (Please note that these are not children at my school) (Also please note, I’m sure the kid in the red overalls is a lovely person, really)

2) One of my students had a cough this week and I commented on it.  He told me:

“Yeah, I think I got it from sleeping on the couch all night and letting my dog lick my face…”

Alrighty then.

3) I love Cincinnati…



4) David Letterman, a man obsessed with drums

5) Wedding planning is starting folks.  Please stock up on lots of good wine and or champagne…for me of course 😉

So you want to be a teacher?

12 Dec

Take a gander at this first…

Just replace the addition with multiplication and you have my past week.

Five Thing Friday

1 Nov

Hellllloooo!  I’m happy to see you all again!

I have been out of commission with a lovely cold that has left me feeling icky and quite sleepy.  Hence, no posts.

1) While reading a book about pumpkin carving the students noticed that one of the characters had the same name as one of our students.  They thought it was funny and laughed.

Then the student who had the same name called out, “Wait!  Do I have a twin!?”

Oh First Grade…

2) Sometimes being a NYC subway driver can become a little monotonous…

3)  I’m doing the Yorktown Battlefield 5K tomorrow.  Even though Facebook keeps telling me it’s at 1:45, I know otherwise.  Thanks government for opening all the National Parks again!

4) A new student in first grade looked over at me, looked down in my shirt and told me, “You have boobies!”  Thanks kid, I was wondering what was going on!

5) I know Halloween was yesterday, but take a look at the these spooky scenes!

Happy November!  Don’t forget the time change!



Five Thing Friday

4 Oct

What!?!  A Five Thing Friday on Friday!

1)  This song has been stuck in my head, I blame it on Dancing With the Stars…

2) While going over the calendar today one of the teachers mentioned that her dad  was asking her about Hurricane Karen.  One little boy on the carpet turns around and looks at me and says,

“Grown ups have dads!?”

I told him yes everyone has a dad and again he says,

“Yeah, but even grown ups!?”

Oh children.

3) I don’t know if I posted this already or not, but if I did you’re going to watch it again.  Because Joseph Gordon Lovitt=amazingly awesome

4) I think the key to life is eating at least one Reese’s Cup a day (preferably in pumpkin shape) or a bacon Rice Krispy Treat.  Truth.  Fact

5) I saw a friend’s baby today after school and she was tiny, and perfect, and oh so cute.  Babies=perfect.



What’s happening??

2 Oct

Not much, except I’ve been very busy.  Seriously.  I apologize for my disappearing acts, and will try to do better, buuuuttt….

So, I got flowers.  If you want one way to make all the teachers of your school jealous, get flowers.

So we already know my best friend is amazing.  Even though she lives on the West Coast she still managed to get me an awesome birthday present that includes bacon.  Bacon Rice Krispy Treat anyone?

I also attended a wedding this past weekend.  It was beautiful with good food, good drinks, and good people.  Congratulations Clay and Charlotte!


School News

Today when asking how much a dime was worth a student answered, “Ten diamonds!”  I am going to have that kid as a friend forever!  Never learn how much a real dime is worth!

Tony Stark who?

10 Jun

But we’ll get to that in a moment.

Yesterday, it was a little foggy.  Tropical Storm Andrea was/is all sorts of humid around here!





Today was another rainy day.  It was supposed to be our Field Day, but luckily we have a back up plan.

So Tony Stark…

I have a first grader who kept pulling her shirt down to show her chest to her classmates.  I told her not to do that or she’d have to leave.  Low and behold she did it yet again.  We got down to my room where we were talking about why she can’t do that.

First Grader – “No, but look!”

MG – “You can’t pull your shirt down like that.”

FG – “But I’m like Iron Man!”

MG – Finally understanding…”No, you are not Tony Stark, he is the only one with a circle in his chest.”

FG – “How do you know his name? You don’t have one?”

MG – “I know everything and only Iron Man has one”

This is the same student who told me today that she had a bra on.  Nope, try again.  You just have a picture of a skull with hearts for eyes placed …er…bikini like?

I told her she wasn’t going to have a bra for a long time.  Her response…”Oh, when I’m 11?”  I told her not until she was her mommy’s age.  I don’t know her mother’s age, but I know it’s older than 11.


Lord help me.  Four more days…


Little Chickens

16 Apr

 was reading the story Chicken Little with a group of first graders today.  At one point in this version a fox is leading Chicken Little, a goose, and a turkey to his lair.  I asked the students what would happen if the animals went into the fox’s lair.  One student replied…

“They’d be screwed.”

Simple as that. 



11 Apr

I haven’t done a kids only post in some time, so why not now?

I love my first graders (and fourth graders), but they say some of the craziest things. 

MG – Andy why do you have dirt on your head?

A- She did it (pointing to another little girl)

MG – Mary why did you put dirt on Andy’s head?

M – Because he was smiling at me!

MG – Andy is just happy, he was smiling because he was happy!

M – Oh…


During small math groups

M- I don’t like boys!

A- Well I can’t have a girlfriend!

M- I don’t want a boyfriend!

Yes, during small math groups…not talking about math.


Whilst doing a quick write…

MG – Okay Andy what do you want to write about…and no basketball!

A- Jumping!

MG – No jumping

A- Basketball!

MG – No basketball

A- Leaves!

MG – Okay, what’s your topic sentence?

A – I like jumping in the leaves! (Yes each sentence ended with an exclamation)

Oh, I have the cutest cat…evah!

Cutest cat ever award!#picstitch

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