Friday, February 22, 2013

Five for Friday - February 22

I am linking up with Kacey at Doddle Bugs Teaching


Here are 5 random things about this week.

I spent Valentine's Day/Presidents' Weekend in Hawaii visiting my hubby.  On Saturday, I was on a bus for 227 miles around the island - visiting 5 different quilt stores.  It was so much fun, I love my Hawaii friends.  The flower above was on this huge tree, outside of one of the quilt stores.  Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the tree.  The flowers looked very wispy and the pods were about an inch or two across.  It looked like someone had painted the pods yellow, beautiful.

We had our annual school jog-a-thon fundraiser this week.  This fundraiser is really cool because 100% goes back to the school into programs that the teachers vote for.  Every class has a theme,  my babes wore mustaches.  I have a couple of boys that really need to have a mustache when they grow up, so cute.

I bought this really yummy yarn in Hawaii to make a scarf - the colors are Hawaii ocean blue or peacock feather colors.  I was able to get a lot of knitting done on the plane.  I have also set aside an hour each night, just to knit on this scarf.  I am about 1/3 of the way done.


My birthday is in March, so my room mom surprised me today with a party.  She made me wear the hat, the sash and a magic wand.  The kids got so excited, especially since I wore it to the awards assembly in the morning.  I love my room mom and my kiddos.  They gave me a bunch of gift cards, so sweet - especially the Starbucks.

Today, is the start of my 5 week break - yup you read it right.  5 wonderful weeks off.

And I celebrated with 6 upper grade teachers - having all you can eat sushi.  What a great start to a break.  This is called the Volcano, yum.

I hope you have a great weekend. 

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  1. Wow five weeks off? Jealous! I am assuming you have a year round calendar with scattered breaks? Do you like it?
    Literacy Spark

  2. That is a beautiful flowers! And what a sweet room mom you have! Happy early birthday! Enjoy your long break off! Lucky you :)


  3. Oh wow! 5 weeks off! Interesting! When do y'all test for upper grades?

    Hawaii! How fun! I love the scarf. I can crochet but not knit! It's fun!

    Collaboration Cuties

  4. Wow! What a week! Sounds fantastic!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend - and the time off!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  5. Oh my goodness! I don't even know what is the best part of that!! Hawaii (I could only dream to go there!), Your birthday yay happy birthday to you in March and I hope you enjoy all your well deserved gifts!! AND 5 WEEKS OFF?! Holy moly, you will have to tell me all your breaks for the year.. sounds good to me :) Thanks so much for following me and I got you right back, girl!!

    :) Laura

  6. I have never seen that flower either. I am jealous of your 5 weeks, but we are off for spring break in 3 weeks:) The scarf is so pretty! Enjoy your time off:)

    Surfin' Through Second

  7. Your scarf is gorgeous! I wish I had the patience to knit!!! Enjoy your 5 week break! Fun!!!!
    Ms. Shope's Class

  8. Cute b day pic. Lucky you- 5 weeks off. I'm so jealous.

  9. I found your blog through Tonya's fabulous giveaway! I am your newest follower :)

    Mindful Rambles

  10. Happy Birthday. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have 4 boys too!!! We have a lot to talk about! Enjoy your fabulous break.
    Kindergarten Milestones

  11. Hi! I just found your blog through Tonya's Treats GIveaway! I'm your newest follower :)