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I am a first grade teacher who has rediscovered a love for firsties this year. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and even second over the past 16 years. I have been married for 17 years to my wonderful husband and have been blessed with 2 very active boys.

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Five for Friday {May 10th}

This was actually my last full week of school!  Don't get me wrong, we still have 17 days of school left, but I am taking a few days for a clinical ed workshop, my future sister-in-law's bridal shower and my son's field trip. 

Today I am linking up with Kacey at Doodlebugs Teaching with Five for Friday.  I love her Mother's Days gifts as well as the the version they made for the specials teachers.  How sweet!


Our week of teacher appreciation started off with a sweet treat on Monday.  We also got new super cute school bags, a yummy luncheon from PTO on Thursday and a little spa treatment today!

We did squeeze in a 3rd quarter honor roll as we had to wait until FCAT was over.  Way to go Zachary:)  I love teaching at the same elementary school with my boys.  I lucked out this week as his honor roll was during my planning time! 

After honor roll, we started out cherry blossom paintings.  We painted the stems on Monday and cherry blossoms on Tuesday.  I found this adorable project on Pinterest last year and am so glad I saved it! Click on the bottom picture to check it out on Pinterest. We added a brown mat and laminated them.  I hope the moms love them!

  Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle-Mother's Day Gift 

I added these adorable eyes to Daily 5 to add a little excitement to Read to Self and Read to Partner.  This added a little boost of encouragement to stay focused during this time.  We can use any help we can get at this time of the year!  You can check them out on Amazon.

Yes, in addition to Mother's Day, Honor Roll and  Walk-a-thon this week, we have started our Science Fair project.  We completed our experiment on Static Electricity this week and will begin writing it up on Monday.

So Yah for Friday!  We are off to visit some friends who are visiting at Disney.  Hope you have a relaxing weekend with your families.  Happy Mother's Day to all!

Mrs. Wathen
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  1. What a clever idea to paint with a two bottle! :0)

    Have a great weekend--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  2. Love those adorable eyes. Definitely need to put those in my cart at Amazon!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  3. I love those cherry blossom trees... I need to get those eyes for my sons...great idea!

    The Classroom Creative

  4. Oh my gosh, I love those eyes!!! I need to get some of those!! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  6. I am so glad you are taking clinical ed, you will love having an you have so much to offer a beginning teacher. I love that M&M poem, cute idea.

    A Primary Owl

  7. Hello! So glad you found me and left a message so I could return the favor! I love this blog and will be checking back soon!
    Whimsy Workshop 


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