Five For Friday

It is Friday again!  Where did this week go??  I'm linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching again this week for 5 random things about my week.

My oldest is down with a runny nose...again.  That would be the third time this fall.  What is going on???  My normally healthy kiddos are being hit hard this year.  We are starting to wonder if it is more allergies than a cold because the little one doesn't have it.  And this time it is just a runny nose and constant sneezing and toddler allergy meds seem to make it a little better.  Hmmm....either way we are going through a constant stream of kleenex, her face is red and raw from wiping and we've watched more episodes of Mickey Mouse than I care to admit.  I've been reading more and more about essential oils to help with staying healthy.  Anybody have good luck with this?  We've been simmering the ingredients that go into Thieves oil on the stove the past few days (cinnamon, cloves, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary) in hopes of clearing noses and the air!  We'll see.

This week in religious ed we learned about Noah's Ark.  We divided the class into groups and rotated them through stations.  We did this cute craft that I found HERE.  

We also used this emergent reader.  The students had to find the picture that matched the words and glue it in.  You can find the emergent reader HERE.  

I have slowly been working on a new product.  It is taking FOREVER!!!  I used the format of my Halloween Bingo and have been trading out the pictures to Catholic Saints for my religious ed students to use.  I think it would have been easier to start from scratch because it didn't take me nearly this long to create the original.  Lesson learned.  

My husband even looked over and said, please tell me you have not been working on that same page all week.  I said huh?  And he said every time I've looked over at your computer this week, that same page with all the little people is pulled up.  Ha!  I explained to him that each bingo board has the same pictures but in a different order so each student has a different option.  So while it looks like I'm on the same page, they are each different!  Hopefully, I can finish that up this weekend and move on to something else on my to do list.

I finally did it.  I bought a laminator for my house.  Yes, only a teacher would get so excited about a purchase like this.  I've had my eye on one for awhile.  This was only $20 at Walmart...I just had to go to a few of them to find it.  I've been wanting to laminate some of the things I use in tutoring and religious ed so that we can use them again and again.  It is so easy to use! I always had access to a laminator when I taught so it shocked me when I got into the TpT world and learned about teacher's laminating their own materials at home.  It is definitely convenient, though I don't think it would hold up with the amount of things I used to laminate, especially at the beginning of the year in the classroom.  But it is perfect for the amount of things I need to do now.    

Once a teacher, always a teacher.  
Here I was laminating an awesome freebie I found on TpT that is a walk and talk comprehension activity for Noah's Ark,
I think we are going to check out Whole Foods grocery store tonight as a family.  Yeah, wild and crazy Friday night at our house.  I've been wanting to check it out for the past few weeks.  We have one that is about 30 minutes from us.  Not too bad but not close enough to just run in for a few things.  I need some food for the next few weeks and I thought it would be the perfect time to check it out since it isn't a full grocery shopping trip.  I've never been, so I don't know about the layout or the prices.  I HATE taking the girls grocery shopping.  I sometimes have my mom watch them or more often than not, I go out at night once my husband is home and the girls are asleep.  Not how I want to spend my nights!  So I convinced my husband that we could meet there since it is by his work, shop as a family and then head to the Buffalo Wild Wings that is next door (does that totally cancel out the healthy grocery shopping???)  So it is a win win - I get the shopping done, with help, and I don't have to make dinner tonight!  Score!! 

Do you shop there ?  Any must haves that I should keep an eye out for?

Happy Friday!!


  1. Nothing like a laminator to brighten up a week!! I'm sorry your little is sick. Bless his heart! I hope he feels better soon :) And, don't worry about your rockin' Friday night. We're about to head out to the mall and Trader Joes! haha.

    First Grade Fairytales

  2. I love a good laminator. I've considered getting one. I've only been to a Whole Foods once, so I have no advice. I'm at home in sweats and a bathrobe, so I'm staying put. I hope you had a good grocery shopping/out to dinner excursion! Have a great weekend.
    Laughter and Consistency

  3. Hi Sara,
    That Friday night actually sounds like fun. Not much to do here on the island so that actually sounds good. :) I love Whole Foods and hope you liked it too. The prices are a bit higher but it's good for smaller trips. I also hate taking my 2 grocery shopping. I wait til my husband gets home so I can leave them with him. I'm lucky though since he gets home around 1:20 in the afternoon. Lucky you getting a laminator! I need to look into seeing if I can get one shipped here. I can get most things but a few manufacturers place restrictions on shipping things here even though I have a diplomatic post office box address. Sorry your little is sick. Levi was like that back in Seattle. You might be on to something with allergies. We use liquid zyrtec with Levi and it really helps. Hope she feels better soon! Have a great weekend!
    Joya :)

    1. I agree - it is good for little trips but would be too expensive for big trips. It wasn't the greatest timing to try out a new store. The girls were tired and hungry. We each had a cart with one girl. I just couldn't really pay attention and read labels as well as I would have liked. But at least I've been there and know what they have to offer now!

      It is probably easier for a company to send things to you, but if I can ever help you by sending things you can't get in the Bahamas, just let me know!

      I'll have to look into zyrtec. I went in search of cold medicine a few weeks ago when she was sick only to find out they don't make it for kids that young. All I could find was allergy meds so I bought the generic and gave her that a few times this week. Her runny nose is getting better and the little one still doesn't have it and neither do my husband and I, so I'm thinking allergies. Oh so fun!!

      Hope you had a good weekend!