Friday, June 27, 2014

Five for Friday~ June 27th - Tracy

You can follow Tracy at her new blog: The Knit Wit Teacher

It's time for the weekly link-up- Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching. Fire for Friday is a weekly linky party where you post 5 random things from the past week. Then you go back to Doodle Bugs and link up! Head on over to Doodle Bugs, Grab the Button, and get in on the fun! 

Greetings from New Orleans!!!! We are in town for the SDE Reading, Writing, Math and More conference. The conference has been AMAZING and we've learned a ton! Amanda Nickerson from One Extra Degree was fantastic! I can't wait to use her Interactive Notebook.  

Laureen Reynolds was HILARIOUS! I love seeing speakers that are comfortable, relaxed, and enjoy sarcasm. She has some amazing resources on Children's Lit on her blog. Especially her Information Text is not boring list. I can't wait to review these books and try them in the classroom. Check it out. You'll thank me. 

Katherine McKnight had teachers use Improv in the Classroom techniques and I've gotta tell you. I'm hooked. Talk about keeping your students engaged. She has videos up on her blog that show Improv being used. If you are looking for some new techniques give Improv a try. 

New Orleans is truly a beautiful city. We tried to explore but if you look at the sky in these pictures you can see that the weather was against us! You can even see the rain moving in behind us. It started pouring about a minute after that photo was taken. 

So while we waited for the rain to pass we went into the mall and enjoyed some Cafe Du Monde Beignets. HEAVEN I tell you. I could really go for some right now. I wish they delivered. 

We walked down to the French Quarter and were shocked to see 9 flavors of Daiquiris in slushy machines. We don't have these in Indiana! 

This may look like an innocent elevator in the Marriott but I am here to tell you otherwise! After getting soaked in the rain last night Michelle and I were so in a rush to get into the elevator and get back to the room to change into dry clothes. 

 I get in the elevator and turn around to see Michelle still standing in the hall. She points down to the floor and I look down to see a MASSIVE bug crawling around on the floor. 

I do not do creepy crawlies. 

I scream. The doors close. 

I can hear Michelle laughing on the other side of the door.  I hit the button to open the doors. Continue to dance around. And jump out the second the doors open. 

Needless to say we took a different elevator to the room. 

Don't judge me elevator security guy. Don't judge. 

This past week has been filled with laughs, amazing food, lots of great ideas, and good times all around. The weather didn't cooperate but we still had a blast. 

Stay tuned for Michelle's 5 for Friday! 



  1. What a trip you had - we need those slushy machines here in Australia
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  2. I'm thinking we should take them back to Indiana too!