Friday, February 22, 2013

Five for Friday


For a short week, it sure felt like a long one! It always seems to work that way though!


Today was the big day! After a week of cheers and pledges, today was our Fun Run. I used some of my new clip art from Creative Clips to make our class sign.


My class held the sign as they walked together around the track towards the end, so it is a little beat up! 


The font on the sign is one I created myself. I have to tweak it a little, but I almost have it ready to post. St. Patrick’s Day is a BIG deal in my family, so I had to have a font to match!
I have come across a few things written in my Sully Lovely Class List Font. I even got an e-mail from someone who said they used it all month. That made my day! I’m still starting out and improving, but it makes me feel good knowing people are using what I created!
Check back soon for Sully Lucky!


Last week I read a blog post about IPEVO Wishpool. The teacher in the post had just received an iPad keyboard/case and a telescoping stylus. My own stylus recently met an untimely death. I have never heard of a telescoping stylus, but I love the idea of being able to reach across the table to share an iPad in a small group.

I’ll let you know how it works. My wish was granted this week and my items shipped today. I'm super excited!


Donors Choose – Worms
Another blog I read last week was about a Donors Choose project a teacher had funded. I got to thinking about it and decided to apply myself.

I was awarded a grant from the local chamber of commerce about five years ago to purchase this:


I had a successful vermicomposting project going on for a while. Then I went on maternity leave. My class survived my absence, but the worms did not.


The PTO replaced my worms and all was good. Then I had baby number two. Again the class was fine, but the worms did not make it. I have no intention of going on leave anytime soon, and I have an empty worm bin that is just taking up room.

Thanks to Donors Choose, there are about 4 pounds of red worms on their way to refill my Can-O-Worms. My class is SO excited about the project. They are already planning the healthy snacks they will bring so that they can feed the”trash” to the worms. Success!


Sharing Germs
I got a call from the nurse at the kids’ day care last Friday that my oldest was sick. After four days with a fever and cough we got her to the doctor and on the mend. Of course if you have kids you know that means it is onto the next one! My husband was home sick on Thursday. After two days of migraines, I’m now fighting this cold, but not successfully. At this point I can only hope the little guy doesn’t catch our germs.

My sister-in-law in in town from across the pond. We have not been the best of hosts. I’m hoping she doesn’t get sick! She did bring over some Karvol Capsules. I love these things! They are like aromatherapy oils that you put on a cloth near the head of the bed. I can’t find them anywhere in the states – or anything like them. I usually use them sparingly when the kids are really sick, but now that our stash has been replenished I am using one just for me.


Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Found you through Doodle Bugs! Love your Blog Name and design! I am your newest follower! I LOVE WORMS! I have done a novel study for the past 16 years on How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell. I am all about worms...but don't have that AWESOME compost bin you have!!!! Mine is teeny-tiny...
    Hope all is healthy in your home...My oldest woke up with an ear infection earlier this week.
    Take care and come visit me!

  2. I guess it's that time of year for germs and sickness:( I woke up with a cold on Thursday, and am hoping the kids and my hubby stay well!! I love your worm bin! We actually have a school wide bin that the 3rd graders take care of. I tried one at my house and my worms didn't make it:( Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Surfin' Through Second

  3. Love your worm compost system, I think it would be great for me and my school!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  4. Glad I made your day. :) Your sign is super cute. I love the worm idea but not sure I could actually do it myself...I'm a bit of a princess. LOL!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade