Friday, May 3, 2013

Five for Friday and May Currently

What a week! All I can say is TGIF! I've missed the last couple of weeks but I am back this week to link up with Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her weekly Five for Friday.
1. May Currently
I can't believe it is already May! This year has just flown by! I am going to add my May currently as one of my randoms.
Most important item on this list: Only 3 more Mondays!!! Woohoo! Go check out the other May currentlys over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!
2. STAR Reading Test
Anybody else do the STAR reading and math tests? Oh boy. To say that I was stressed out about the reading part is an understatement! We took the test yesterday morning and I didn't sleep at all the night before because I was so worried about it. But guess what? My firsties ROCKED that test! I mean every single one of them! They all showed at least a year's worth of growth and most of them were close to two. They are all reading on at least a second grade level, even my little struggler that I was worried about. Now we move on to the math part on Monday but I am not quite as stressed about that one because my kids are really strong in math.
3. Next Year
Well I found out a couple of weeks ago that two of the girls that I teach with were probably going to have to move down to Kindergarten next year. We have known all year that one of them were because we had 5 units in first grade this year and only 3 in Kindergarten. But then about 2 weeks ago we were told that there would only be 3 first grades next year. I don't know what I would have done this year without these two. I could not ask for two better coworkers or friends. They were also the teachers that I wanted for my little one coming up to first grade next year. We have all been holding out a little hope that maybe they wouldn't have to move after all, but at our faculty meeting on Wednesday, our principal told the whole faculty about it so we think it's pretty offical. This has just been an emotional and stressful week for me.
4. Birthday Party!
On to happy things! This weekend is my boys' birthday party and they are so excited! This has of course added to my stressful week, but not as much as in years past. We are doing a swimming party at the indoor pool at the local YMCA and should be a lot of fun. I am most excited about getting to see my sister and her family! We haven't seen them since Thanksgiving because they were in Houston over Christmas while my brother in law was receiving raditation treatment. Hopefully only
2-4 more chemo treatments and he will officially be in remission!
5. Giveaway
I am part of a great giveaway going on right now.
Click on the picture to enter

 Have a great week! I will be back on Sunday with some big news!


  1. Oh my gosh - Dance Moms?!?! I got sucked in, too!!! I'm so sorry to hear your team needs to 'break up' - that's the worst when you have a fabulous team you can count on.

    Enjoy your weekend, Kristi!

    Lucky to Be in First

  2. I love how you are counting how many more Mondays! I feel ya!! I love the colors of your blog! I just found you...too cute!
    Ms. Shope's Class

  3. Jealous-seriously! We have 6 whole weeks left and are sooo ready to be lounging at the beach. Or on our couches-in our pjs!

    Hope it's a fabulous party and enjoy every precious second with your family. Prayers for your brother in law :)

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  4. I'm jealous of your beach comment too! I had snow here this week, I wanted to cry. I totally get sucked in to Dance Moms too, but I try not to remember when it's on so it doesn't get me totally hooked!

    Have a great weekend!
    Apples, Owls, and Peppermint Mochas

  5. We have never used the Star Reading Test, we are glad you're kiddos did so well on it!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  6. My school used the STAR tests years ago but now we do MAP testing which is so much trickier and difficult. Congrats on your kiddos rocking the test! I'm also going to Florida (day after school gets out!) and I also want to be busy this summer adding goodies to TPT!

    Mrs. Magee
    First Grade Brain