Friday, May 1, 2015

Five for Friday: {hello} May

What!?! It's already MAY? 
I'm in disbelief. April flew by. Now the end of school is really in sight. 
Here's how I spent the last week of April!

Alex gave me this dandelion as we were headed to the car for church. To put in my hair. Because he loved me. Got to love the sweet gift of dandelions. Whether they are from your own kids or your school kids...who also (accidentally) call me mom on a regular basis! ;) 
I love all my sweet kiddos!

Our plants are growing! We planted them in pots on Monday. It's so interesting to see how differently they all have been growing in the bag and paper towel. Don't you love the "noticings" (or lack of) that this child wrote... even after I encouraged them to add lots of details... we try.  At least she added some good detail to her picture. ;)

Plant love always bleeds over to my house too. We are a little late in starting our seeds, but I am determined to get them to grow better this year! We have a lot of tomato plants going and some basil. Those are my two staples and as long as we have those I am good! Alex was super excited to plant some sunflowers and watermelon. :)

Does anyone get a little frazzled feeling in April. The end of the year can be a struggle. {Here} are some ideas to finish well. What are yours?

It feels a little scary that I just planned out the rest of the year! We have one more unit of inquiry to finish and I don't want it to get lost in the end of year assessment madness. Our district provides us with pacing guides, report card rubrics, but we work hard to mesh everything with our units too so it all gets covered. Some units flow better than others, but at least now I have a better feeling about the end of the year and it will make weekly plans a lot easier! I still need to figure out the best way to mesh our planners and all the ELA standards together. So many great tools, I just need to make them work for me a little better.

Oh. And mark you calendars! Teacher Pay Teacher's annual teacher appreciation sale is May 5th through 6th! You can save up to 28% at my store! Its the perfect time to pick up some great products to help you finish out the year! Be sure to check it out! My cart is already filling up! :)

Linking up with Five for Friday

Have a great weekend!


  1. I can't believe it's May either. I was thinking there was an April 31st lol. You garden looks great too! It's awesome gardening with the little ones!

    -Bri @ Knowledge Mobile

  2. Seriously where does the time go?! It's kinda scary to think that the school year is almost over, but I bet it feels good to have it all planned out. Nice job!

    Lattes and Lunchrooms


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