Five for Friday 1/23: Donors Choose, Giveaway, and Dinner

5:52 PM Sarah Koves 2 Comments

It has been months I last linked up with Doodlebugs Teaching for Five for Friday.

It feels awesome to be back in the blogging world again.  Although life will get busy again in the spring, for now I can relax a little and catch up.

In the last three months I have gotten three Donors Choose projects funded.  Most of my goodies arrived this week.  We got pillows and floor cushions for reading and working on the floor.  I also got a Quill-matched project this week, which resulted in card stock for task cards, poster-sized sticky pads, new scissors, and a treasure chest of post-it notes.

My students were all super excited about the pillows.  I think I was more excited about the post-its, which arrived today and were fabulous.  I hated to leave them alone at school.

I am still waiting on the arrival of my class set of Debt Free University, which should arrive in a week or so.

I have been trying to add some new recipes into our rotations.  This past weekend I found a recipe for Thai Green Curry with Shrimp.  I switched to chicken and away we went.  I will say that it was GLORIOUS.  Even my girls loved it.

The recipe is here from Cooking Light.  We added more garlic and less curry paste.  We also had broccoli on hand, so we used that instead of kale.

I broke down and bought the Frixion pens that I have seen so much about.  They, like everything else this week, ROCK.  I wish the black wrote more black and less gray, but who cares.  I pulled them out at our school improvement meeting this week, and I had to keep tabs on them because they were passed around.

We started our Motivation and Emotion unit is AP Psychology.  It is a big unit for us.  I introduced them to the chapter by having them read just the section (two pages) on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.  Each table then recreated the pyramid on super large sticky notes.  They had to rewrite each level in their own words and give examples.  It took a class and a half, but they were wonderful.  I have them stuck all around my room now.

I'm hosting a giveaway to help a coworker get her project funded.

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