High Five For Friday! 1/10/14

Happy Returns from Winter Break! Week 18 was a short one due to 2 Cold Days, but I will share the highlights nonetheless!

Chicago Mother Daughter Weekend 2014 (c) Kristen Dembroski

1. Annual Mother-Daughter Chicago Weekend – For the past 19 years, we have had an annual Mother-Daughter Shopping Trip to Chicago. By we I mean my mother, my sister, my mom’s best friend, her daughter, and myself. We get a suite near the Magnificent Mile and spend the weekend shopping, dining, and laughing. We always go right after Christmas to hit up the best sales. I so look forward to this (and save up for this!) every year! Pictured above: The snowy, freezing Magnificent Mile (a little weather never stopped us!), the inside of the Bloomingdale’s Building, Garrett’s Popcorn (a MUST if you’re visiting Chicago), The 5 of us dining at Tavernita, and my favorite purchase of the weekend (on sale at Banana Republic for only $12!).

Snow Day (c) Kristen Dembroski

2. Cold Days – How can this NOT be a highlight? We got TWO Cold Days this week! I stayed warm inside in my jammies, playing with the dogs, baking treats, and working on my dissertation. What a wonderful gift!

Best Feedback Ever (c) Kristen Dembroski

3. Best Feedback Ever – I was on Cloud 9 when I received this feedback on my Argumentative Writing Instructional Workbook. What an incredibly kind thing to say!

Hidden Frog 1 (c) Kristen Dembroski  Hidden Frog 2 (c) Kristen Dembroski

4. Frog Hunt – Look closely at the pictures above. Do you see the hidden frogs (Hint: There are 3!)? Every year, as part of the 7th grade Science curriculum, our students learn about animal adaptations. One of their projects is to try and hide a frog in plain sight throughout the school by camouflaging the frog’s color. Some are very obvious, and some are very tricky and well-hidden! To incorporate technology this year, the brilliant Science teachers first had the students scout the school and take a photograph of the ‘environment’ where they wanted to place their frog. Back in the classroom, they could color match to their photograph. Isn’t this a great project? I look forward to it every year, as it really adds excitement in the hallways!

Book vs Movie

5. This Awesome Poster – Doesn’t this just say it all? I love it!

So how was your week? Did you get a Cold/Snow day?

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1 Comment on High Five For Friday! 1/10/14

  1. Kelly Malloy (@kellys3ps)
    January 11, 2014 at 9:07 am (9 years ago)

    I love that book and movie poster! We are reading The Lightening Thief in class right now and one of my students said, “This is way better than the movie! There is so much more detail!”


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