Five for Friday...on a Sunday!

It's Five for Friday...on a Sunday! I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and her AWESOME Linky!
 Our office had a tough week! I wanted to brighten their day and thank them for all of their hard work!
Courtney, from Ramona Recommends, shared this idea on Instagram and I knew I had to make them for our office staff! I also posted a little about this here.
My class learned the song.. {to the tune of "You Are My Sunshine"}..and we took these bags and 5 big yellow flowers {wind mills} to our office staff. They were a BIG hit!!! There were smiles, hugs, and some tears! I loved showing my class how a little bit of kindness can go a long way! 

 Did you know that Thursday was National Siblings Day?

Can't wait to see my sisters this summer!!!
We always have sooooo much fun together!
 We made the cutest anchor charts (thinking maps) this week! My students LOVED making the bunny activity that went with! Have you used products from A Cupcake for the Teacher? I just adore her

Aren't these just the cutest?! I'm loving them!

 One of our campus monitors is making these for our students! All they have to do is bring her the yarn!!! Aren't these just adorable?! No more lost or forgotten water bottles!
This week, I found out I did not get a position that I really, really wanted! I found out in the worst way! I was emailed that I got the position {I did think it was VERY odd to get an email saying, "Congratulations! Welcome aboard!" Isn't this supposed to be done with a phone call??}...AND THEN 3 HOURS later,...I was emailed that the first email was a mistake! It was meant for someone else! I thought I had this position for 3 HOURS! I was soooo excited..imagining packing my classroom, imagining my new classroom and my new school. FOR.THREE.HOURS. 
It was such a let down to find out I did not actually get the position. So, these quotes are gentle reminders that it wasn't meant to be. And, I also have to ask myself, "Do I really want to work for a principal that would make a mistake like that?! Probably not. You, know? We all make mistakes, but this was a biggie! She did call me to apologize and I, of course, said, "It's okay, no worries..." I was trying to be as gracious as I could...even though inside, I was so upset. Not because I didn't get the position, but because I thought I had the job and had started making plans and getting excited...It was just such a letdown. But, I know that..everything does happen for a reason...and there's something better out there for me!

 Or, at least try! Right?!

How was your week? Lots of ups and downs in mine! I'd love to hear all about yours on Doodle Bugs' Linky!
And, of course, in the comments! :)


  1. Thanks for the little reminders that things happen for a reason. That is awful that you were told you had the position but you didn't! Thanks for sharing your positive thoughts. I've been disappointed a few times, but each year I stay in my current position, I am able to find "the reason" I was put there. Last year it was a little girl who had to be in a wheelchair for the first 6 weeks of school. I had her sibling the year before so she was totally comfortable with me. This year it is the many kiddos that keep me on my toes everyday and have a teacher who will push them to be the best that they can be. As frustrated as I can get some days, I realize (usually some time later) that I am where I need be this year.

    A Very Curious Class

    1. Thank you, Amanda!! I do love it when we can look back and find the reason! Sometimes, it's so hard to be able to do that and I am so glad you were able to find your reason. I know that what is supposed to happen, will and I just keep reminding myself of that!

      Beth :)

  2. I know the feeling! There was one interview that I went on that I just knew I had in my pocket. I had been with the kids and knew all their routines/allergies/personalities (severe/profound disabled classroom) and just knew I'd get it. They only interviewed two other people (the system has to interview three candidates for each position) and I figured it was a formality. I got "out-politic-ed" by a lady who had the same credentials I had, but she had been in the principal's fifth grade class! THAT was a devastating blow to me and my confidence and it still hurts to think about, but hopefully it means there's something better out there for me. Stay strong even though it really stinks right now!

    1. Oh my goodness, Allee! I am so sorry that happened to you! There is something better out there for you! And, me too! But, it is so hard and does sting. Thank you for your kind words! Stay strong, too!
      Oh, and I just have to say, your name is adorable!!!

      Beth :)


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