Five Sunday Reflections for Friday + My Sunday Scoop

Holy Macaroni!  What a week, but ohhhhhh...what a glorious weekend!  I am going to make this a double linky (I think).  I'm going to share five highlights from last week to link up with Kasey at Doodle Bugs Teaching, and my Sunday scoop since I'm all rested up!  So here we go...

Cartoon Number OneFirst on my list this week is that we had our first parental involvement event of the year.  It was our annual NFL event.  NFL=Night of Family Literacy. We do it each year, and it is the biggest hit with our families. We start with Tailgating food and fun and end with entertainment.  This year, we had a storyteller come and do campfire tales.  He was perfect for our event since his specialty was Appalachian Stories and Songs.

Cartoon Number TwoOf ours, we also finished up the end of the first quarter.  Our Accelerated Reader goals were due from the children along with grades, comments, and on top of that, my Professional Growth plan.  It meant a long week of record keeping and such, all got done.  I'm so proud of my kids' hard work too.  During the week, we worked on fluency with this freebie from my store, so my students asked me to bring in pie for them if they all made their goals. Well, I guess I get to do some baking.  Good thing I found a produce stand along the way home today that had fresh apples,  Yum!

Cartoon Number ThreeOn Thursday, believe it or not, I managed to get my Thematic Thursday Linky up.  I still can't believe I got everything done.  This week, it was about The Human Body/Skeletal System.  I only had one person link up, but the feedback has been great for the posts.  I sure wish more out there would link up with me though...please, pretty please??  Here is the calendar for the rest of the year with all the themes I will be covering.  Next week is Native Americans, Pocahontas, and Squanto (since Halloween will be the next day).

Cartoon Number FourWell, I could not wait for Friday to come this week because I got to spend the weekend away with this guy.  We had a blast this weekend. We've been married 24 years, and it's been ten since we've been away overnight from our kids.  We were extremely overdue!  

Cartoon Number Five
I will end with pictures from the weekend.  Virginia is just gorgeous this time of year.  

And now for my Sunday Scoop with The Teaching Trio...
Guess it's time to get busy on this list.  Have a great week readers, and be sure to download the freebie I added.  The kids had a great time with it this week.  You can use it during the coming weeks as Thanksgiving approaches.  


  1. I'm so curious about the Google classroom! :) I hope it goes great.

    1. Me too...I will write a post about it if I get any new ideas.

  2. I want to know more about the Google classroom too! I'd love to read a post about it!

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