Friday, February 15, 2013

Five for Friday

TGIF! I’m linking up again this week with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday. It was a busy week!
I found “Edible Idioms” in this book from Scholastic. I’ve done them for the last several years. My student teacher did it with the class last week. They came out better than ever!

Piece of Cake – Bowl of Cherries – Go Bananas – In a Pickle – Cut the Cheese – Hot Potato – Hard Egg to Crack - Cool as a Cucumber - Spill the Beans - Top Banana - Peas in a Pod - Bringing Home the Bacon - Apple of My Eye
The used construction paper scraps to fill their plate with idioms. I love it!
I found these printables from The Teacher Wife that I used to make Valentine’s for my kids’ day care classes.

In rereading it I found that she taped the hearts onto the glow sticks. That would have been much faster than the hole punching I spent far too long working on. Oops!

Also from The Teacher Wife was the Love Pox. I was at Michaels the night before looking for heart stickers. I found one sad little package left on the shelf, but it worked perfectly. I will be spreading the Love Pox again next year!
My class had a breakfast party for Valentine’s Day. The room parents came in and made fresh waffles. We started the day with fruit and waffles and Valentine’s. I LOVE breakfast parties. I also love waffles. It is a win-win!
My husband delivered these daffodils to school on Valentine’s Day.

My fourth grade teacher had us memorize the poem “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth. When the Irishman and I were dating, I went to visit him several times across the pond. In Ireland and then in England when he was in uni, we walked through the daffodils reciting the poem. I love flowers with meaning!

Happy Friday!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Your blog is too cute!! I love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!

  2. How romantic of your hubby!

    I love the idea of a waffle party!!!!!!! I adore waffles. I wish I had more involved parents so I could do something like that.

  3. I love the idea of a breakfast party! Those edible idioms are WAY cute!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  4. The daffodils are quite pretty! I've had a breakfast party of my end of year party. We did pancakes one time. It was fun. I'm loving the food idioms! They look good! I would love to hear more about Mystery Skype! Can you email me? THANKS!!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  5. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I love the edible idioms! How fun!

    The Science Penguin

  6. Mmmm, I love waffles! What a fun idea:) the edible idioms are adorable. I will have to try that:)


  7. What a cute idea to do with idioms:) Love it! I'm in south Florida too!!! Where are you? Those daffodils are just beautiful and remind me of North (where I grew up). Thanks for sharing:) You're blog is too cute:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  8. Love the daffodils, Jenny, and Ireland! It's one of my favorite places :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  9. The daffodils are so pretty! Ours are coming up out of ground and will bloom in the next month or so. Love them!
    Reading Toward the Stars

  10. Great Valentines! *wink* I'm your newest follower!

  11. I LOVE the edible idioms! We have been doing an idiom a day for the past few weeks (I planned to start earlier but time just got away from me!). Your blog is super cute and I am your newest follower:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  12. It sounds like you had a lovely week. What an adorable story about the daffodils. I love stories like that. The edible idioms are a wonderful idea. I will have to remember that one. I have found that students love using food to learn about different topics. (I am your newest follower.)


    Ms. Richards's Musings

  13. I love your editable idioms activity! SO cute!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  14. Hi Jenny!! Your blog is SUPER cute and you're another Florida blogger! Yayyy!! I love that you call your hubby "the Irishman"... that's so adorable. Hooray for making us google "official"! =) We're following you now, too! Thanks so much for being a part of our 400 follower giveaway!! I'll email you with the specifics soon. I'm hoping to get it up by next weekend.
    Sister Teachers