Five for Friday, February 15th

What a week!  I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday Linky Party!
1.  I started my Mardi Gras unit this week.  I was so excited to find a King Cake for my kids at Kroger.  I snatched it up for $8, and we ate it on Fat Tuesday!
 Then when I got home, I had this yummy cream cheese filled king cake straight from Haydel's Bakery in New Orleans!  Yummy!  The UPS guy had put it upside down on the front porch, but it was still so yummy!!!

  2.  On Monday I got another great surprise!  I signed up at for their Wishpool to get a keyboard and telescoping stylus for my ipad.  What a great surprise when I got the email saying I had been chosen to receive my wish!  I got it on Monday and used it on Tuesday.  I love that it is red and not black!

 The kids worked across the table to use my ipad to match the letters.  What fun!

3.  I love those cups that have the straws, and I have one for just about every holiday.  Here is my Mardi Gras one I got before the Jimmy Buffett concert.

I had made myself a Valentine's Day cup out of one that someone had given me.  I just used Sharpie markers for it.

On Wednesday, I left my cup at work and just thought that I would refill it the next morning.  When I went in Thursday morning, it was nowhere to be found.  I searched and searched to no avail!  I am beginning to think that the computer guy took it and has held it hostage!  Luckily one of my students gave me this wonderful cup!  {My husband gave me the flowers, and another student gave me the candy.}  I just used that cup for the past two days!

4.  I give out Valentine's to the students I work with each year.  A couple of years ago, I got these packs for 30 cents at Kroger!  Mad Libs for the older kids and  Hidden Pictures for the younger.  They LOVED them!!  We had fun finding pictures and doing Mad Libs together.

5.   Today was Hat Day, and I forgot my hat.  My good friend Sarah at Learning is for Superstars let me borrow her sombrero!  Need I say more?!
What a fun week!  How was your week?  Let us know and link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday Linky!


  1. This is the first year I have not done any Mardi Gras activities.. and King cake is one of my FAVORITE desserts of all time!!!

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    1. I can email you the picture for the best quality. I think the kids took one of me in it too. Had fun wearing it! Thanks!!


  3. Yummy King Cake! They are hard to come by in South Florida!

    I've never heard of - I'll have to check it out. The telescoping stylus looks fantastic!

    Have a great weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

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    1. King cakes are super yummy and easy to make! I should have shared my easy recipe! I use a can or two of cinnamon rolls, unroll them, braid them, and cook it. Then I just use the icing to ice it and put on some colored sugar. So yummy and easy! But the best are from New Orleans, and I usually get mine from Haydel's Bakery.

      Miss my cup! Hope the computer guy really has it!


  5. WOW it looks like you had a great week. I have never seen a real picture of King Cake before thanks for posting it. I'm hosting a linky for people to share their Valentine's Day pictures, I'd love for you to link up this post if you have time. Enjoy your weekend.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  6. Love the King Cake! I have never had one but am itching to try one on :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  7. I love it!! And I want to eat some of that cake ;) I wish I was in your classroom this week!

    Laura :)

  8. Looks like you had a great week! A delicious king cake and free stuff... lucky you. Mmmm... Your king cake is making me want one right now.

    Lovely Literacy & More


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