Five for Friday.. Freebies & Fun First: Recess Relay!

Only 15 school days left... and this last week couldn't have gone slower. The weather was a little wacky, last week's schedule was crazy, and testing is over so the kids are checked out and ready to go. Even amid the craziness plenty of fun was had!
Today was AWESOME. One of the 4th grade teachers is big in the country Relay for Life. She and her mother headed a group to bring the relay to my school. Couldn't have went better.

All week, student bought feet for a quarter each and they were placed around the school. In just a week, 4th and 5th graders had accumulated over 1,300 feet... over $600! Crazy!

This afternoon, we moved and grooved around the walking track around the playground. Music was blaring. Students had decorated luminaries that were placed around the track.

Survivors, including two of my family members were asked to come and join in. (My niece is a 5th grader and they walked the track with her throughout the afternoon.)

The two winning homerooms (one for each grade) were able to have their homeroom teacher "sumo wrestle" our principal. It was hilarious. {And the teachers won!}

Also during this time, there were six stations for the students to work through and learn about cancer preventing activities. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome afternoon.

 Some of my BBB's and I got together to figure out how to survive the craziness of the end of the school year. If you haven't hopped yet, please do so! There are still chances to win $25 gift certificates... and everyone can scoop up 14 freebies, including a decimal game I created!

I learned about a new app earlier this week. I'm blessed to work in a 1:1 district. This app is going to be revolutionary for a paperless classroom. Click here or the picture below to check it out. I cannot wait for our student iPads to be updated this week so we can get at it. So excited!

Giveaways galore! Tis the season for celebrating. Be sure to check out the following giveaways for more chances at terrific teaching materials and gift certificates!

I didn't have a picture to post.. but my best friend had her little girl and I got to meet her this week. She is a total doll!! My best friend is also a new hire for our district! Those kinders are going to be so blessed!!

Cheers to the weekend friends!


  1. Wow, what a fun week you had at school! I can't believe how many feet you sold, and they look awesome in the hallways. Your principal is a good sport dressing up as and sumo wrestling!
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  2. This was a fabulous, feel-good post! I loved your #1, and clearly that's why you made it #1. It's the best. :) :) love love! Thanks for sharing a fun week!

  3. What a fun afternoon Christy! And, YAY for the teachers! Whoop, whoop! I love the support for such a wonderful cause! Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Awwww! I love Relay for Life!!! What an awesome opportunity for your kids to get involved and learn more about cancer and how their donations can help! So much fun that they Sumo Wrestled!! That's awesome! Sounds like a great time was had by all!! I can't wait to hear more about the paperless classroom!!


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