Saturday, February 23, 2013

Five for Friday on Saturday

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday.


On Monday, the teachers had professional development while the kids got to sleep late. We heard several excellent speakers that talked about how schools provide a service and since we are service providers we need to make sure that we are giving good customer service. One of the speakers, Liz Jazwiec, spoke about driving negativity out of the workplace. She was a fantastic speaker and I left feeling rejuvenated. She has a book that I am wanting to read.

She talked about letting go of things that bug you because you can end up with such a long list of things that you are constantly being bothered.


Tuesday were discussing our new vocabulary words. I was explaining the word haste to the boys and girls. Dutch raised his hand and said "Haste makes waste." I said great job and went on to try to explain the quote and the word haste. ; ) We had studied Ben Franklin last week so I told the kids that I thought "Haste makes waste" was a quote by Ben Franklin. Dutch looked at me and said, "I thought the Smurfs said it."

Wednesday, we woke up to these beautiful giant snowflakes, I don't know if I have ever seen them as big as they were that day. I did try to take a picture, but you couldn't see the snowflakes, I guess the lighting was wrong. The roads weren't icy, just slushy so we still had school.

Thursday, the phone rings at 5:30 with the news that school has been canceled due to icy roads. I was happy to have a break thinking about all of the things I was going to get done on this extra day off.  There was a part of me that was trying to calculate in my head how I was going to catch up once we go back on Friday.  When I told my daughter that we were out of school, she started crying. No, it wasn't because she loves school so much, it was because she loves the OKC Thunder basketball team. The Rolling Thunder Book Bus was coming to our school today and she got enough AR points to get to get on and pick out a book.

One of these days I'll get my act together and start taking more pictures. Since we had no school Monday because of professional development and no school Thursday due to ice, I had the great joy of having 2 Mondays this week. You know what I'm talking about and to make it even worse, we only got to go outside one day this week. To make the point, here's how my second Monday Friday went. I look over and see Jazzlin bawling her head off, I ask her what's wrong. She said "Kody called me a name." I said, "What did he call you?" Of course I'm expecting her to say one of the usual names like Loser, Little Girl, etc.. So I really had to bite my tongue when she answered, " Ben Franklin!" I told her that was a compliment and to tell him "Thank you." She did, but the tears were still streaming. I called her over and told her she should take it as a compliment. I reminded her of all of the wonderful things we had learned about Ben Franklin. I told her I would love for someone to call me Ben Franklin. I'm not sure that I ever had her convinced that it was a good thing. HA!

Enjoy your weekend!
 
 
 



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21 comments:

  1. Your professional development sounds really interesting. I think that would be a great one for our school too! I would love to hear if the book is a good one.

    Em
    curiousfirsties.blogspot.com

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    1. It was one of the best I have attended! : ) Several of the teachers in our building won a copy of the book. I'm going to see if I can borrow one to read or check to see if they have it at the library.
      Kelly

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  2. Wow - your professional development actually sounds great. It would be really interesting to see our team planning meetings without negativity! Thanks for sharing :)

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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    1. It was just what I was needing. I had found myself being negative and you know how that goes, negativity seems to breed more negativity. Liz is an ER nurse, she was a fantastic inspirational and funny speaker!

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  3. They are funny. Did you ever find out why he called her Ben Franklin? :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  4. No, but he was not having a good day, so I can bet he did NOT mean it as a compliment! LOL

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  5. That's what I need to learn to do, too "Let things go".
    I'd love to hear what you think about that book if you get a chance to read it.
    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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    1. I'll do a little blog post about it after I read it! ; )

      Kelly

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  6. Found your blog from the linky party, Love your blog name...very cute and hilarious!

    Your newest follower!
    Jess

    Please stop by and check out my 100 follower giveaway for a $20 TpT gift card along with other great products.

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    1. Thanks for following! I will definitely return the favor!

      Kelly

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  7. I am sooooo excited I found you :) and happy to be a new follower! Your blog is adorable! Thanks for sharing about your week. I am your 99th follower, only 1 more until100! Woo hoo to you! Congrats girl!

    Hugs,
    Khrys
    Keepinitkoolinkinderland.blogspot.com

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    1. Khrys, thanks so much! I can't believe that I'm almost to 100. I've been like the tortoise, maybe not winning the race, but definitely slow and steady! ;P I'm going over to check out your blog.

      Kelly

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  8. I love when Professional Development days are full of use information. I need to find that book. Congratulations on almost 100.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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    1. I just ordered it on Amazon. She has a second book, too. Thanks again.

      Terri

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    2. Thanks Terri! I was going to borrow the book from one of our teachers who won one in a drawing, but I think it will be such a motivator that I might need to have it in my own library. I knew she also had the cupcake book, I might order both!
      Kelly

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  10. I am LUCKY follower 100! I am your newest follower & will be back often!
    You made it to 100! Congrats...I'm a newbie & working my way to the "sacred" 100...:) Wendy (sorry I deleted first comment..I can't spell today!) http://1stgradefireworks.blogspot.com/

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    1. Wendy, thanks for getting me to 100! Keep checking back, I'll be having a give away soon!

      Kelly

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