Friday, January 25, 2013

Five for Friday

For the last two weeks, I have been seeing these cute little pictures pop up one after another about the Friday Five.  It never fails that I think, "Oh!  How cute!  I HAVE to do that!" and then of course, I get busy and forget when I go to write.  The good news is that today I finally remembered, so here is my Five for Friday which is basically five random facts about my week.  At least I think that's what I'm supposed to do.  Oh, and if you like this idea, then go visit Doodle Bugs Teaching.  I just think her site is adorable!

1. I had to run to Target last night to get a few items.  I heart Target!  It is a good thing I didn't realize how great it was until I grew up.  Now, I try to only go once a month because otherwise I'd spend my entire check there.  During my trip I discovered some cute, new notepads in the dollar section.  I'm telling you, I have probably 30 of these little notepads in my desk.  I also discovered a new type of Starbursts.  The Starburst red bag was already pretty awesome, but the Very Berry bag is even better.  I have a feeling you guys are beginning to understand why I belong in first grade :)


2. I finally got to make slime with my kiddos today.  By the time we got to today, I had reached Plan E.  You know that pin that says it is good we have 26 letters in the alphabet?  Well, I think they were created for me.  We started at Walmart a week ago, then last night went to Target to get colored glue.  Well, Target didn't have any, so we went to Michael's.  Well, Michael's also didn't have it, so I went to the next plan.  I got clear glue and this awesome, fine glitter.  I decided we could mix it and it would be pretty.  Thank goodness it worked!  I also adjusted the measurements slightly so it would be a bit more flexible.  I used 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 of a cup of glue with a little glitter.  Then, I used 1/4 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of Borax.  Once the glue mixture was mixed, I mixed the Borax mixture.  Then, we combined the two.  It turned out much better.  

However, I do have a few hints for you.  The clear glue looks cool, but the mixture becomes more rubbery and breaks apart.  I ended up trying it with white glue and the texture ends up much smoother and more flexible.  The price of the glue is 1/2 the price, too.  Next year, I'm definitely going to do it with white glue.  Now, two hints - 1. Have 2 1/4 measuring cups.  Use one to measure the water and the other to measure the glue.  It made it much easier.  2. Have plastic cups and plastic bags.  The kids loved pushing it down in their cups and listening to the sounds and the bags kept their new toy safe.  Anyway, I can honestly say this looked like a messy project, but it really wasn't.  My kids LOVED getting to mix their ingredients together and see what happened.  

3. Have you ever seen those crazy pictures on Pinterest where you think, "Who takes notes like that?"  Well, that would be me.  I seriously can't focus if I don't draw and write.  I have a blank sketchbook that I write my notes in during church.   That way I can draw and write.  It is literally the only way I hear anything that is being said.  Ask anyone that sits next to me.  I don't miss a beat :)  So, the next time you think the person next to you at church or in a meeting is not listening, make sure you know how their brain functions first.  If I'm drawing, I will remember every detail I've heard.

4. I am extremely excited that Jessica is hosting a linky party and MrsMc is hosting a giveaway for 75 products.  CLICK HERE to go visit the Second Grade Nest linky party and CLICK HERE to go visit Buzz Three Times giveaway.  You won't regret either click :)

5. So, every time I get a TPT check, my hubby and I go to one really good dinner.  It's my way of celebrating a little before I get back to work and it's my way of thanking him for not chunking my laptop out the window when I forget to respond to his questions or say, "Bless you!" while I'm working.  Anyway, tonight we went to a place called McGuire's.  I got a rib eye and I have to say, it was one of the best dinners I've ever had.  

So, those are my 5 things for this week.  What is one of your random Friday facts?

18 comments:

  1. Next year when you do this add Kool-aid to your glue and 2 things will happen you will have scented glue along with colored glue. And it makes fun slime. Hope you had a great week. (Momma's Fun World)

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    1. I will definitely have to remember to try that! I have some teammates trying it in the next few weeks, so I'll tell them. They didn't want to use food coloring, so that's a pretty great idea. Hope your week was great, too!

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  2. Just found your blog via Doodle Bugs' linky and am now your newest follower. I was just at Target last night and I didn't see those Starbursts. :( Guess I'm going to have to go back tomorrow. :) What were your making the slime for? Was it just a fun science experiment? I did it a few years ago and the kiddos loved it. It didn't work perfectly but they didn't mind.

    Erin
    www.missandersonkinder.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw! Yay! I went to grab gum and walked a little further down and spotted them. I had never seen them until last night. The purple ones are the best! It was for their Fun Friday :) I've started trying to do hands-on activities on Fridays instead of movies. They are responding really well to it. It worked great and they loved it, but was interesting to realize that the textures could change so much based off of using white or clear glue.

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  3. Very...Berry...Starbust???? YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!
    Your church notes are GORGEOUS! :) I loved them! :) I take notes too, but they don't look like THAT! :) So beautiful! :)
    I am so glad that I found your blog! ;) You seem so sweet, and when you write...it sounds like you're having a conversation with us! :) I really, REALLY enjoyed it and will come back and visit again! :) I've already been followin' ya for a bit...but I think it may have been a while since I stopped in for a visit! :) So glad that I did! :) On this particular trip, I connected with you through the Five for Friday linky... I will DEFINITELY have to try that slime activity...it seems right up my alley! ;)

    Tamara
    Mrs. Russell's Room-First Grade

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    1. Okay, so your comment made me tear up. It's so sweet :) Thank you for the compliment about my notes :) As for writing, I just always try to write like I'm talking to my friends :) It makes it feel a little more natural to me. If you had mentioned blogging to me 6 months ago, I would have said, "No way!" Anyway, let me know how the slime goes. Hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine did :)

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  4. I bought the same sticky notes at Target this week!

    I wish I could take notes like you. I just end up doodling the same old tulip that I always do.

    So glad I found your blog! Looking forward to your next posts!

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

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    1. I am in love with their sticky notes! I use them for everything. One of the ladies in the office even commented on them last week. I can't handle plain sticky notes. I seem to live in a world full of drawings and color :) Glad you liked my notes!

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  5. Target only one time a month?? I don't think I could do it! I was just talking to a friend last month that has a Target card. She said it's hard when you get back the statement that you saved 5% all year long. Then you realize, "Gosh if that was 5% how much did I really spend at Target?"

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    1. Oh, it is tough!!! I could go every day. I've done better with shopping since I started taking my laptop to school with me. I'm afraid to leave it in my car :) I don't know if I've ever left there without spending under $100.

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  6. Those notepads are so cute. I think I go to Target once a week, love that place. I am your newest follower.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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    1. Aw! Welcome :) They had tons of them, but I only got three. I need to make a trip without my hubby so I can snag a few extras to give to my teammates ;)

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  7. Give me some of those Starburst!!! And thanks SO much for including my linky in your Five for Friday!

    Jessica
    Second Grade Nest

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    1. I'm telling you, they are amazing! If I could mail them to you, I would :) No problem on including you!!!! Hope I did you justice in my Saturday blog.

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  8. So happy that the hubs and you got a nice date. Go TPT!

    Irene

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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    1. Me, too... I loved every second of it :) I still don't know how I ate that much food, but it tasted great!

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  9. I have found you through What I Have Learned's 100 Follower Giveaway! I'm glad I did, because I am your newest follower :)

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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    1. Awesome! Thank you for letting me know :) Make sure you check out my freebies section :) I try to make a few things a week :)

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