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Five for Friturday

Hello, sweet friends!  I’m linking up again with Doodlebugs for Five for Friday.  On Saturday.  Again.

This week was a crazy week!  I got a new students on Wednesday, and it really turned our class upside down, so I’m taking some time this weekend to make 2 behavior plans.  But enough about that.  Without any more rambling here are my five randoms.
1.  Every day when I sign my morning message like this it feels so weird.

I got married last November, but didn’t really push the name change last year.  My AP told me I needed to use my married name this year, so I keep trying to remember to tell people that my name is Mrs. Wilser, but every time I say that I feel like it’s not real.  I feel like Mrs. Wilser is really my mother in law.  And my poor little nuggets are so confused about my name–some of them still call me by my maiden name (which totally doesn’t bother me), some of them have fused  my maiden and married names together—Wilsener, and I have one poor little confused nugget who thinks I’m Ms. Willis.

2.  This week we launched our place value unit and we learned about number houses and how each digit has a place on Wednesday.  They really seemed to be on the same page with me and when I was walking around during math they seemed spot on.  Clearly, I didn’t make it to this little nugget.  😦

3.  This week we also did our first science lesson!  I generally start science by talking about the scientific method and I do a few experiments with them that are super cool, but not necessarily connected to first grade science standards.  I do this chromatography experiment with them every year.  Basically, you just draw a big black dot on a coffee filter and get it wet so that the marker bleeds and you show them the different colors that are inside the black. It’s always a crowd pleaser.  

4.  Today, I ran a 5K with my husband, a friend, and her boyfriend.  It was super fun, and I totally PR’d!  Average 10:33/mile.  Woot, woot!!  I was really proud of myself.  And I’m also feeling so thankful for the random stranger next to me who pushed me to my PR.  There was definitely a moment where I was ready to walk it out for a minute and this guy next to me said “Keep running.  You’re pushing me, and we’re going to finish this race together”.  That is why I love running.  It was really awesome.

5.  On our way back from the 5K we stopped at the National Book Festival and I had to buy books for my classroom.  I don’t know if you’ve ever read I Stole This Hat, but I literally laughed out loud in the book festival tent while I was reading it.  I love the Book Festival!  I’m also really jazzed to read the book How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad?  It’s a really great book about expressing your feelings, and what to do when you’re angry.

Thanks for stopping by for my Five for Friday!  I have to hustle up now and get ready to watch the Michigan State/Notre Dame game.  I’ll be back with some more from room 125 tomorrow or Monday.


2 thoughts on “Five for Friturday

  1. Congrats on your PR during your run. I'm a fellow runner too and I love the support that runs (no pun intended) through everyone during races.
    Even though it's individual is can still be a team concept.

    I'm running the Chicago Marathon again in October and I'm looking forward to the crowds and runners pushing me on

    Digital: Divide & Conquer


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