Sunday, February 17, 2013

Friday Recap on Sunday

I have had a busy week, to say the least. I figured the best way to recap is to participate in

Randomness #1

Valentine's Day was on Thursday. It was a lot of fun. I loved that it was on an early release day and the following day (Friday) there was no school for the students. Teachers had an inservice day. I want to share some of our pictures from our mustache party.

 I used A Cupcake For the Teacher's Valentine's Day file to write a conversation heart story. My students LOVED it and some of their stories were amazing. Here is my favorite.

 While my students were passing out their cards, we played some fun games. I make it into a rotation so every 10 minutes the students rotated to a new station. One of the stations was passing out their cards. Another was this fun little pin the mustache on a man game.

 I also made a few props for our version on a photo booth. I brought in my new Canon t4i. My students felt like celebrities.

Then came the cupcakes. These cupcakes deserved 3 pictures. They were the prettiest cupcakes I have EVER seen in my life and they tasted amazing. I saved some of the velum pieces for scrapbooking.

Randomness #2
I got a shout out of A Cupcake For the Teacher's blog. She used my little owl bags. I was so excited when I saw her blog post!!

Randomness #3
I bought a new car! Here's my quick little car story. Ever since I was in high school I always wanted a Black Toyota Corolla S. I had a For Thunderbird at the time so a Corolla was definitely an upgrade. During college my husband and I looked around the first dealership we went to and I spotted a Corolla. Now this was a Subaru dealership so it was the only Corolla on the lot. Of course I needed it. I was a 2006 Corolla LE. It was two years old and I loved it. We had that car for about 3-4 years until 10 months ago when we thought it was time for a bigger car because we needed more storage space. We got the Mazda 5. We loved it, but we wanted to get a car that was good on gas mileage. We were originally going to get a Prius, but when I saw the new 2013 Corolla S, I knew I had to have it. So now I do. We are lacking storage again, but I've never been so happy about purchasing a car. Now we will wait 5 years to get a second car, which will have storage. This Corolla will be mine FOREVER!!

Randomness #4
I went shopping for some crafty stuff and a few things for my classroom. I bought an extra blue trash can for one of my tables, Mr. Popper's Penguins DVD, and some clear pebbles for reading that I saw either on Pinterest or one of the teaching blogs.

With all of my crafty shopping I have to start crafting. So here is a layout that I worked on in my Smashbook the other day. If you want to visit my crafting blog, you can click HERE.
So that's about it for my week and weekend. I am so glad that tomorrow is President's Day and I have another day off. This weekend went by so fast. Only a few more weeks until Spring Break though, how exciting!! 


  1. Love your Photo Booth props! Did you eat the cupcakes in class with your class? We aren't allowed any more! Boo hoo! They look fabulous! Congrats on the new car! Nothing like that New Car smell!


    1. Yes, we did eat them in class. One of my students brought them in. We're not supposed to hand out candy during every day routines, but they have not made a rule abotu holidays and celebrations. I'm sure that rule is coming one day.

  2. Ooo, I love the conversation heart stories with the bubblegum craft! ;) Thank you for the {double} shout-out!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

    1. Not a problem and thank you for the amazing activities!

  3. Love your bubblegum craft and congrats on your new car!


  4. Oh, so, cute. Seriously.

    The mustache party idea is adorable and I am pretty impressed with those cupcakes. Cute pics!

    Have an awesome week!

    ❁ Kate
    Purely Paperless

    1. We were reading Big Bushy Mustache in our reading core that week so it kind of fit it perfectly.

  5. Those cupcakes look delish! Enjoy your new car, it looks so pretty! I'm your newest follower, drop by. =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  6. WOW! Celebrating valentine's day with kids is the most fun. I have celebrated valentines with my kids too. Love your post.

    Mommy Bing