March 7, 2014

Birthday Weekend!

Whew! It's been a long week, guys, and I feel like shouting TGIF from a rooftop!

Side Note: Does anyone else automatically think of the TV lineup from the 90s when people say that? I hear TGIF and my brain sees images of Full House, Step by Step, Family Matters... ah, the good ol' days!

Anyway, I had very limited interactions with the majority of my students this week, so I don't have 5 funnies to share... but I do have a few recaps.

1. I stayed home Monday sick with the flu. It was a pretty miserable day, but I was very pleasantly surprised to wake up Tuesday morning feeling like nothing had ever happened. Call me crazy, but I'll take a 24 hour flu over a never-ending cold any time!

2. ISAT week is officially over. The girl I tested could win an Olympic gold medal if students were awarded points for finishing fastest. She literally finished her reading sessions in 4 minutes flat. Poor girl saw all that text and said nope... not doing that. After 3 minutes of staring at the ceiling (literally), she finally filled in all the bubbles without reading any questions. When asked about her test later, she reported that she didn't need to read the texts because she already knew all the answers. What I wouldn't do for a sliver of that confidence!

3. My friend Angela is celebrating several huge milestones at her blog, The Teacher's Desk 6.

You definitely want to enter her Rafflecopter drawing because there are some great prizes, including my Quotation Pack, complete with practice worksheets and a quiz.

4. I've been meaning to share this for a while now, but it keeps getting pushed too far down my inbox. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this!! My friend Kristy at 2 Peas and a Dog started a collaborative post where she's shared links to Pinterest board of 12 fabulous middle school bloggers who have been super busy pinning some great ideas for months (or even years). You definitely want to check out her post!

5. My birthday is on Monday, which means this is my BIRTHDAY WEEKEND! It's so nice to be 29... again! :) Some friends are coming over on Saturday night, and we're going to have a pie-themed dinner (because it's almost pi day) together. On Sunday, my parents will take me out to dinner at our traditional restaurant, Claim Jumper, where I can get my once-a-year drool-worthy chocolate cake. One slice is big enough to feed an entire family (let's just talk about those SIX layers), and I swear I look forward to this all year long (and I'm not normally much of a chocolate cake eater). I mean... just look at it:

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!


  1. Happy Birthday! And thanks for the Pinterest Board link - those are some great resources! :)

  2. Happy birthday!! Hope you are feeling better from the flu. I think you deserve extra cake because you had to deal with that ;-)

    The Land of I Can

  3. Happy Birthday!! Mine is next weekend--March birthdays are the BEST!

  4. Happy Birthday to you! Mine was just yesterday. I have a ton of March birthdays in my class too - I always say some of the best people were born in March!

  5. Happy Birthday! I am 29 this year too. ;)

    Popped over to visit you from the linky.

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  6. Happpppppppppppy happpppppppppy birthday to YOU...almost! XOXOXO
    I don't normally like chocolate cake either, but I'd definitely eat that AND lick the plate. I hope Joel spoils you like crazy all weekend. Tell him your crazy Florida friend said to...or else! be 29 again...those were the good ol' days!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  7. Happy 'early' Birthday to you! I am right there with you on TGIF reminding me of the 90's sitcoms, even became the topic of my Friday blog post. Hope you have an amazing birthday weekend!