Five For Friday: New Couch, Bruno Mars, and Some Other "Stuff" :o) - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Five For Friday: New Couch, Bruno Mars, and Some Other "Stuff" :o)

Aaaaaaand here comes (and goes) another Friday!! It's crazy how fast the weeks go by at the beginning of the year. Raise your hand if you feel like there is not enough time in the day to teach everything you need to teach...........

Ironically, to have so much going on in the classroom, my post today will be a lot of non-school-related stuff. So there's your disclaimer........ ;-) If you want some good meaty posts, check out my stuff from earlier this week: here for Interactive Notes and here for Reading with Sticky Notes. :o)
This is going to be my new sectional!!!! I am soooo excited. I've had the same couch since forever, and it was given to me by my dad after he bought a new living room set, soooooo it's old. Sagging cushions and all... I decided this was a NEED and I went for it. It won't be delivered until next weekend though. :o(  But I'll have it to enjoy for Labor Day! 
I went to the Bruno Mars concert last night and had a BLAST!!! The show was amazing. I sang along to EVERY word- even the 90's mash-up he did (because I realized he and I are about the same age- well, actually he's 3 years younger, but close enough... so yes, those were all the fun songs when "we" were in high school - hee hee!) - I wish I had better pictures of the show, because I swear our seats were way better than they look. It's like my iPhone zooms OUT. I don't even want to see Amanda's pictures (from Teaching Madeness) - I know she went to the show too, and she always has amaaaaazing pictures at my favorite shows. :-P
Saw this someecard and had to share.........
My poor kids are going to be in for a rude awakening. I can tell they just are NOT studying based on what they can (not) recall of our Social Studies unit on Native Americans. It usually only takes one test for most of them to "crack down" and do what they need to do. I hope that's all it takes this year!
I brought this home to grade this weekend........

I will make time to do it..... I will make time to do it........ I will make time........
But first, I had to go enjoy some "frozen lemonade" with co-workers. Gary (aka Scrappy Guy) and I shared one after we decided we shouldn't have a whole 'nuther one. ;-) Ya know, because of the brain freeze action and all........ ;-)


  1. That drink looks AMAZING!! Have a great weekend!

    From Mrs. Allen's Teaching Files

  2. You had a fun and busy week! You deserve that couch-you work so hard! Can't wait until your visit so we can have drinks too!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  3. I could totally tell everyone what a bad influence you are, but they would see right through me! So happy to share another year with you!

  4. Check out that new awesome couch! You deserve it girl :) And the drink, too ;) SO jealous that you got to see Bruno Mars.. my hubs would be, too! We love him! Have a GREAT weekend.. (don't waste too much time grading! ahha I'm a bad influence.)


  5. Hey Jivey!

    I remember you tellin me about the couch your dad gave you at IKEA. Looove the new sectional...that chocolate brown is gorg!

    The Gemini Teacher

  6. The new couch looks very nice. Excellent choice! Glad you had a great time at the concert. I will admit that I am a little jealous. :)

    Eclectic Educating

  7. Oh, Jivey! The traveling papers...I am not looking forward to those when I go back; students come back on September 3rd. I found that it worked great to stay a little longer and finish up, rather than bring it home. Also, towards the end of the year I started my prep period by keeping on top of any grading that needed to be done (when we didn't have PLCs). I love reading your posts. I hope I can get better at this blogging so I can link up to your Workshop Wednesday. :-)


  8. Your new couch looks super comfortable! It's always so much fun to buy something new!
    Have a fantastic weekend (even with all those papers!)

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
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  9. Gurrllll....I am with you on the "frozen lemonade". I call it the "Kindergarten Teacher Blend". Hope that you are having a good back to school week :)
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  10. Love the just might need to post it in your room and wear a shirt that I've seen around that says, "May the grades be ever in your favor!" Haha!

    One Happy Teacher

  11. Frozen LEMONADE, eh? LOL - My 7th and 8th graders are also in for a rude awakening when they see what their lackluster attitude about studying has done for their grades so far... I hope it snaps them back to reality!
    :) Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

  12. The brain freeze from that "frozen lemonade" can be the worst, but so worth it after a long week, right? I love your new sofa, especially the chaise lounge part. We used to have a sofa like that and it is the BEST place for naps (after some frozen lemonade). ;V)

    Have a great weekend!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  13. Pretty sofa! Speaking from past experience, don't mix "frozen lemonade" with grading papers:).

  14. Your new sectional looks so comfy! I'm very much feeling like there isn't enough time in the day at school to get everything finished!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  15. Loving the new couch...mine is way past needing replaced.
    And loving the "frozen lemonade" even more, LOL...

    Flamingos and Butterflies


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