Friday, 19 September 2014

Five for Friday

This week has been a huge blur of stress, excitement, panic and a whole mess of other emotions.  if you've been following me, you'll know about how BC Teachers have been on strike since June.  This has been a rocky time for us.  Yesterday especially was a big day - we voted on ratification of our new deal.  I spent my day in the union office manning the ballot boxes.  I am so thrilled to say that we are heading back to work!  We have kids on Monday.  Today was the only day we have to prep.... it was a bit hectic.  I will be sharing that in an upcoming post.

So, long story short, I don't have my usual 5 this week.  I really tried to focus on other things.  I just couldn't.  Instead I'm sharing 5 pins I find inspiring... not all school related.

This pin read "use glue tops to write with acrylic paint".  While I don't think I'll be writing with acrylic paint, I do really like this idea!  So many safer for kids needing to squish out just a little bit of paint.  I'll be saving glue tops from now on.

I got a hermit crab last week for my classroom.  I am in love with this crabitat setup!  Herman is going to have a sweet setup as soon as I get a few paychecks.  This pin only led to a picture, I would love to know who this belongs to!

I have not tried this yet.  But it looks so delicious!  Visalus is a protein powder.  You could use any protein power you wanted, or omit that entirely.  I usually blend it with frozen fruit.  It gets me through my morning as my 10:00 snack.  This looks like a really easy way to mix it up.

I love Hello Kitty!  I was sad that when I clicked on this link that this bag isn't available anymore.  I would totally pack this bag to school.|+popular%29

This quote is so true.   In my home, there are two big furbabies who greet me at the door.  Lately, the one hasn't been running to greet me because he has been asleep on the couch, that brat.

That's all for me this week.  Have a lovely weekend!  Head to Doodlebugs and check out some more Five for Friday posts.
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  1. So glad to hear that you are going back to work. I hope that your community quickly recovers from the inevitable division that is caused by a strike. Have a productive weekend getting ready, and good luck on Monday!

    4th Works

    1. Thanks for your support through all of this Mary. I am very happy to be back at work!

  2. Yayyyy! I am so so excited and happy to hear that you are going back to work! That pumpkin spice shake sounds delicious and I love that quote! Keep us updated on your first few days back!

    Have an amazing weekend!

    1. Thanks Sarah! Crazy, busy weekend for sure, but that's okay. I will post some pictures soon.

  3. Oh absolutely- home is where someone runs to greet you! My smallest cat is sitting beside the back door waiting for me everyday. I just hope she has not been sitting there all day! Glad you are back in school!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  4. I have been following your journey and am glad you are celebrating back to school!!! Have a great year.