Friday, August 16, 2013

Five for Friday (August 16)

First week of school...CHECK!
Today I'm linking up with Doodle Bug for Five for Friday. Here are 5 things from my week...
I got to spend time with my family at my niece's 6th birthday party. It was Phineas and Ferb themed. Who doesn't love those guys?? An awesome theme for an awesome little girl  =)

My adorable nephew was also there, stealing some cake from his Papa. Who could resist this face??

Monday was the first day of school. Oh, how painful it is to set the alarm clock again!

The first week of school means a lot of baseline testing. In GA, we do the GKIDS assessment for kinders, and my new school does another assessment called the BLT (never heard of it before, but it makes me hungry!). No worries! I can handle whatever data comes my way in my handy dandy data notebook! I can't wait to finish testing so I can add all my info to it.

I know, I'm a dork, but Ryan Gosling thinks it's impressive...
My students did some quick and easy color word stations this week that I blogged about here. Then I found this comic strip about Brown Bear, Brown Bear that just made me chuckle...
That's all for me this week. Have a great weekend!


  1. Hey Amanda!
    Ugh, the back to school testing this year about did me in!!! You are being very positive about it! Good for you! ;O)

    Love the Ryan Gosling photo!! :O) He gets it! ;O)

    Have a great, restful weekend!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Oh my gosh Amanda, I loved this post! I loved the Brown Bear comic!! TOO funny. And of course, Ryan. Well- And your niece and nephew are just precious! That alarm clock made me sad... I know exactly how you feel.
    Maybe this weekend will go in slow motion for you. ;)
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  3. Back to school testing is no fun!! Your nephew is adorable! He looks like he's going to lick the cake right off the plate! :)

    Have a relaxing weekend!
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  4. Happy birthday, Chelsea! Glad you got to sneak in some family time, and I hope you have a great, relaxing first weekend after school starts.

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  5. The worst thing about teaching is the alarm clock in the morning!!! Enjoy your year :)
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  6. I usually just keep file folders with my kids data - um, never thought to put it all in a binder. Your picture sparked an idea for me! Thanks!