January 16, 2015

Five for Friiiiiday!!!

Hey, hey!! I see you, 3-day weekend!!!

Y'all. Kids are FUNNY. 

We started measurement this week and the introduction investigation was for students to measure things around the room using 5 connecting cubes. 

Well, naturally everyone wanted to measure Bob (my squishy little guy) because they rarely get to touch Bob. Bob is shorter than 5 cubes and was therefore placed in the "less than 5 cubes column."

I KID YOU NOT, these are some things my students said: 

"Bob's not very fit."

"Bob needs to go to the gym."

"Bob needs to work out. That's why he's so round."

"Well, Bob, you aren't going to make the team."


I love kids. 

I got a FitBit (finally) and I am obsessed. Many of my coworkers have FitBits so we participate in "daily challenges" every day and get overly competitive encourage each other at work. 

This is a screenshot of my FitBit app when I got home from school yesterday. Keep in mind that this is BEFORE I went on a run, cooked dinner, did laundry, etc.

This is exactly why...

a) I have feet problems.
b) I wear ugly shoes to work.
c) I am too tired to move when I get home.
d) all of the above

[ the correct answer is d]

State benchmark testing has started. 

I swear to you, I have nightmares about this stuff. 
I would rather say "Voldemort" than the name of this assessment. 


I must have done something to offend all of the wiring in my classroom because all of my technology at school HATES me this year. 

It takes me 20 minutes to log in to my computer every morning, my speakers only work when they're in the mood to, the Internet moves at the pace of South Carolina drivers (offense intended), and I'm on my 3rd projector of the year.

Yesterday my printer decided to die, which was actually perfectly fine with me because I was actually prepared for the rest of the week (for once) AND it displayed a hilarious message.

#RIPsoftware #RIPprinter

I have been known to be a grammar police and am now proudly promoting accurate graphing.

For some reason this email from Uber just cracked me up. (Maybe it's because it was too early on a Saturday so I was delirious; whatever.)

It is SO inaccurate that I got such a kick out of it. 

WHY is the difference between $9 and $6 smaller than the difference between $6 and $5?? If Uber had made their graph mathematically correct, it would have actually worked in Uber's favor by making them look that much better. 

Don't even get me started on the 46%.

(Uber, hire me if you need someone to teach your marketing people 2nd grade math.)

Lastly, on a serious note...


I am trying to get a set of iPad minis for my classroom. I only have 3 computers but 25 students; it's nearly impossible to get all of my students on the computer fairly. 

I decided to do individual DonorsChoose projects for each iPad, that way I can use the technology as they get funded instead of waiting forever for a huge $1000+ project to be funded.

I love that DonorsChoose uses match codes, but it's frustrating when they only last for a week!

I would LOVE for this project to get funded while a have a match code, because with the code it can be funded for HALF the cost!!

This is where you come in:

Donate at least $5 to my project **using the matching promo code DISNEY** and get any 4 products from my TPT store for FREE! 

You read that right: any 4 products can be yours, no cost limit. 

Email me afterwards to claim your products: mycarolinaclassroom@gmail.com 
TpT store: My Carolina Classroom ** offer valid until project is fully funded

Have a blessed weekend.


  1. Girl I just found your blog through the Five for Friday Linky and you are HILARIOUS! You had me cracking up over here. Thanks for putting a smile on my face :)

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

    1. Thank you!! That makes ME smile! :)

  2. I'm an NC teacher too! Thanks for the New Girl GIF (as if I needed any more reminders to get me pumped for the long weekend...hehe...). Best of luck on Donor's Choose!

    Mrs. Harris
    Mrs. Harris Teaches

  3. I enjoyed this post so much! I have a Fit Bit and it amazes me how many steps I take each day. That is why I wear tennis shoes to school everyday (almost)! Hope your long weekend was great!
    Teachers Are Terrific!


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