Five For Friday!

Finally, it's Friday so I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for:

I learned so much from taking my Responsive Classroom course.  It's amazing how many opportunities there always are to improve your teaching.  That's part of what I love about my job - you're always learning something new.  I definitely recommend taking this class, and if you're super lucky, your district will pay for you to go (most participants had this benefit) because it is expensive at $729 (even more if you want college credits).  

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Last Sunday I finished reading a great book:

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin happens in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War.  If you enjoy historical fiction, this book is worth checking out.

My son, Derek, and his girlfriend, Kaylee, went to Washington, D.C. for vacation.  To get to the airport, they parked my car in a parking garage near the subway.  Last night my husband and I went to get the car which wasn't too bad.  To get into the garage, you needed a monthly pass or the parking ticket - which was in my car in the garage.  So I had my husband drive up to the place until the garage door opened.  Then I found my car and  paid.  I guess I wasn't fast enough because as soon as I paid, the garage door went up and down before I could exit the garage.  All I wanted to do was put my credit card away!  I called the number on the intercom - no answer; I called my husband who was waiting across the street in his car - no answer.  Now my car is on, I'm trapped in the parking garage, and I can't get out of the garage.  Who gets into these situations?   About ten minutes later, the intercom called me back - just in time, too, because another driver was needing to leave the garage.  Plus, this whole experience cost me $17!  It was like a real life nightmare or comedy - depending on which side of the garage door you were on.

One of my students gave me a $25 Amazon gift card, and my purchases arrived today:

I am always on the lookout for new books about Massachusetts, and the Guided Reading book was highly recommended on Amazon.  I couldn't resist getting the watermelon welcome sign.  For now, I've hung it up in my house, but I'll probably bring it in to school.

My husband booked a vacation for us to Nantucket in August.  When he told my daughter, she didn't even know where Nantucket was.  I've never been myself so I'm looking forward to visiting a new place right in my own state.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Oh, Massachusetts... I sure did enjoy that state the most when road tripping with some friends 6 years ago. Great memories!
    :) Sarah from Mrs. Jones Teaches

  2. We go to Nantucket in August too! I love Nantucket! I always read an Elin Hilderbrand book when I am there as they are always set in Nantucket. You will absolutely love it there!
    Grade 4 Buzz


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