Woo-hoo! It is Friday, my favorite day of the school week! Happy Five for Friday!
Donors Choose - I got another project funded! This is the project that I wrote specifically to meet a grant. This was a lot of extra work but totally worth it. My students will be getting lots of craft supplies, a CD player, books, and more. Check out the resource page for a list of available grants in your state. Doing this has helped me fund a lot of projects in very little time.
Book Mentors - I heard about this website last month (and actually forgot about it). Teachers can sign up for specific books they want for their classroom. It's like Donors Choose but on a smaller scale. Today I got an email that said that 2 books were purchased for my classroom. Woo-hoo! This site is super easy to use. I love getting things for my classroom!
Judging - I went to the middle school to judge the Career Fair today. I dreaded going because that building could be scary during the day! I ran into many of my old students. I ended up having a few teacher-student conferences with some of my darlings. We had some great discussions. I must say how amazed I was that I was able to remember names!
Stink - Warmer weather brings funky smells. I don't know what my students are eating, but the smells they leave behind are killer. My new friend is an air freshener! It has saved me from gagging many times. I can't express my appreciation for this wonderful invention.
A New Book - I got a new book that I love - The Book with No Pictures. This book, as promised, has no pictures. It is hilarious (as it should be with the author - B.J. Novak). I look forward to using it in many lessons (to be determined) next year!