January 2, 2015

Five for Friday

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the very first Five for Friday of 2015!

Is Christmas break really almost over?  Although the first part of the break was total insanity with so many get togethers and stops to make, the last part has been fantastically lazy.  My sweet girl was sick with the sinus junk that she gets every year at this time, so we hunkered down and did nothing.  We did venture out on New Year's Day to get Happy Meals through the drive thru (mostly because Momma needed a tea), and yesterday, I had to get a gallon of milk, but other than that, this week has been a PJ, playing, and movies kind of week.  I'm not ready for it to end.

Along the lines of Christmas, I have to share our beautiful Christmas card with you.  It's my favorite yet!

When we go back to school Monday, we will be full-on in assessment mode.  The end of the second grading period falls the second week back to school, so I will be pulling kiddos aside to assess them one-on-one.  If you haven't checked out ESGI, you really should.  

Before ESGI, my days would be spent putting kids in centers for days on end, or *gasp* putting in a movie for them to watch.  Now that I have ESGI to use, I literally save hours of instructional time.  You can check it out by clicking the link in my side bar!

Yesterday, I got this notification...

What, What?!?!  Back in the fall, I created a project for four stability balls to use for student seating.  Let me tell you, they work wonders for kids who need to get their wiggles out.  It was funded within the day.

Only problem... When you are 5, you really just want to sit on the bright, shiny, orange ball.  Only having four created an issue among my kiddos who didn't necessarily need to get the wiggles out.  So, I created another project to complete my class set of stability balls.  

Yesterday, that project was funded!  My kiddos will be thrilled.

Have you signed up for the French Lick Blogger Meet-Up yet?  If not, you can here.

Last year's meet-up was amazing.  This year will be even better!  

The resort is absolutely beautiful, so whether you are coming for the day or planning on relaxing there for the weekend, it will be worth it!

I mentioned in my Currently blog post that I would be presenting at ISTE in Philadelphia this summer.  I am so very excited for this adventure!  

ISTE is the international technology conference for educators.  Thousands upon thousands of people will flock to Philly in June/July to learn, collaborate, and network with the best of the best.  I am still in shock that they chose me to be a presenter.

My presentation will be a poster-style presentation where five of my students and I will share what PBL looks like in a kindergarten classroom.  

So, not only will I be sharing my passion, I will be giving five of my students the opportunity to share at the international level.  My mind is blown!  

I pray that this opportunity opens doors for 2015.

Be sure to check back on Sunday for a Peek at Our Week! :)


  1. Love your Christmas card! How exciting to be presenting at ISTE, congrats. Enjoy the rest of your vaca in PJ's with your kiddos.

    Luv My Kinders

  2. Hi Brittany, I use stability balls, too. I have five in the classroom and rotate them from table to table each day. So kids get at least fifteen minutes each day, and then a longer time each week. It's worked out pretty well. I hope you'll post about how having a whole classroom set works out. Also, I just realized that French Lick is six hours away– somewhat possible in terms of travel. Is there a link where I can find out dates and what's on the agenda? Thanks, Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

  3. Your Christmas card is so adorable, and I just realized your husband's name is Eric and so is mine. Britt+Eric make a great combination. :) :)

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  5. We, as parents, must go visit Phoenix kindergarten and get to know the teachers. They're happy to have us in the classroom, observing and participating in some of the activities.


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