It's Five For Friday, Y'all!

Whoop Whoop! What's up everybody? Another week has come and gone and it's been filled with lots of stuff to do. At this rate, summer will be over soon!!
Happy to be linking up again with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the weekly linky party, Five For Friday. I love this linky because I get to ramble on for 5 random things, which I love to do if you know me, and it reminds me what day it is!! 

Here we go!

I started the week at the U-High Lab School at LSU planning with our AWESOME mentor. She just got back from doing some trainings around the state for Eureka Math. She talked to us about the research and reasons behind the curriculum and it makes more sense now! We mainly focused on the sprints and how they are designed to help children think. 

While we aren't using the Eureka math curriculum religiously, we do pull some of the fluency exercises and application problems to support our teaching so it was good to know the research and reasons behind the exercises. 

I'm pretty sure this is all I do!

She showed us her presentation on Problem Solving and how to write problems that required students to do more than just look for "key words" and numbers to perform an operation. The lab school teachers are really just amazing!! 
Planning time!!

I'm doing the Whole 30 next week. I have heard such amazing things about this lifestyle and I'm excited to get started. I've spent this week reading the book and planning to begin. It's an easy read and I've had health issues in the past that I'm hoping will be pinpointed during the next 30 days. Love reading all the testimonies in the book. 

Also found some great blogs from people who document their progress and recipes and meal plans. Instagram has some great accounts to follow. I'll be going to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's at some point today to shop and spend some time preparing for Sunday!! 

Have you ever done the Whole30? What was your 30 days like? 

Tomorrow is our first ever Louisiana Teacher Blogger Meet Up!! I am so excited to get together with other teacher bloggers around my state. Went to the school yesterday to help Jasmine (Buzzing With Mrs. McClain) and Kristi (Pelicans and Pipsqueaks) set up for the get-together. It is so stinkin' cute!! I didn't take any pictures because I want the place to be a surprise for everyone! 

Jasmine asked if I would give a little presentation on blogging. It will be very short and sweet!!
I'm going to talk about the easiest ways to get started, such as linkys,  and why I personally do blogging. There's going to be about 24 teachers there so I'm a little bit excited about this presentation and a little bit nervous!! 
Have you ever done a blogging presentation? What did you say/do? 

And as part of the Teacher meetup we are doing a little gift exchange. I have crocheted a pencil scarf and I'm going to tuck a Dollar Tree gift card in with it. 
Totally crocheting while watching Pretty Little Liars <-----LOVE this show. 

Finished product. And who wouldn't love a Dollar Tree gift card??

And finally this week I updated another product as part of the #TpTSellerChallenge. It's my best selling product: Main Idea and Details Card Sort. 
Check it out in my store by clicking the pic or link above. It's on sale 50% off til tomorrow!

I changed the fonts, the card size, added some colors and borders, and did the whole set in Blackline! I love it so much more now!

Well that's it for this Friday! Thank you for letting me ramble on and on and for reading my rambles. How was your week? 

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