Five For Friday Flashback


1. Testing is OVER!

My student worked hard for two days, we were the last class to finish both days.  On the Reading test I had three students sit there and do NOTHING for an hour each!  Seriously!?!  I have the group of students who shut down when frustrated, four hours for a reading test is quite frustrating.

2. First Crush {heart}

My oldest son is in Kindergarten and told me last night at dinner that he had a crush.  He was smiling and blushing through the whole conversation.  He informed me that he had a crush on not one but TWO girls. I asked him how he knew he had a crush on them and preceeded to tell me they were good looking...I couldn't help it but I busted out laughing {I know not my best mommy moment}.  They had Splish-Splash day yesterday and my son informed me that he thought the girls looked hot in their swim suits, and I then turned the conversation into a serious one.  I asked him where he heard talk like that and said the tv, I know exactly what shows too because I have been contemplating blocking those shows.  I explained to my son that six year old boys do not talk about how hot a girl is and if I heard it again he would loose all tv shows.  I taught him that we treat girls with respect and say respectful things about them, we can say they are beautiful, pretty, and nice.  I even went as far as if he heard any other boys talking like that about girls that he needed to teach them respectful ways to talk about girls.  I am just excited that he felt comfortable enough to tell me, his mommy, about his first crushes and I had the opportunity (at a young age) to teach him we treat girls with respect.

3. Best Tutor E.V.E.R.!

Mrs. M. and I have worked together the past three years, I appreciate her sooooo much!  She has been with me when I completed grad school, when I had my third son, and through this year of H-E-double hockey sticks!  Her last day was yesterday and this is the best gift she has given me at the end of the year :)

We won't be working together next year because I will not have the EC inclusion class, it is time for a break and I need to LOVE what I do again {it was that bad this year}.  Mrs. M, my co-teacher, and I will be heading out to dinner and drinks one day next week to celebrate surviving the school year!

4. Five and 1/2 Days!

Only 5 1/2 days left of school, that's right we finish on a Monday and it's a half day.  Who thought that was a good idea needs their head checked.

5.  June Monthly Goals

I posted my goals for June yesterday, I hope you set some for yourself and link up!  I did okay with my May goals, but let's be real here I am SO GLAD TO SEE MAY GO AWAY!  It was a ROUGH month!


  1. I LOVE your treating/talking about girls with respect talk. I wish every set of parents would have that discussion with their boys and girls. I think it would help, a lot.

    I know the feeling of needing to love what you do again. I think I'm falling back in love with teaching... but this time I know how I got burned and I'm being overly cautious. There were a few years I just didn't ever want to teach again, anywhere... Slowly getting better.

    I'm getting my June goals ready to post and link up. I had May's all done and ready to go, but then forgot about it! oops!

  2. You have GOT to be kidding me....Testing with one week of school left??? Wow! I don't know how you do it! That was an awesome gift you received. I would love to know where she found that sign! Have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  3. Great gift. I am the inclusion classroom too and I totally get that you need a break. Enjoy your summer!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  4. That is the best teacher gift ever! I love what you said to your son - as the mother of 2 daughters I really appreciate the message you sent. Hoping for better things for you next year!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  5. Jess - your son is so precious!!! My son is just finishing up 5th and leaving my school... :o( So sad about that. Have a great weekend.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  6. We just finished up testing this week as well and it feels great to have that behind us. We only have 5 days left, but I think I'll be back at work the next Monday, so you won't be alone!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  7. Jess your little one is a cutie pie!! =) What a cute story.


  8. Awwwww, how cute is that story about you and your son! It's so hard when they start growing up and then they pick up stuff from tv or friends. My daughter is still open with me (she's 8) and I fear that there will come a day when she won't be. I have to be really careful about how I react to things that she says so she'll remain open! Motherhood is HARD! But the best job ever! ;O)

    Yay for testing to being over and you are almost finished with school! I love that gift! That's awesome!

    Have a good last weekish!
    Collaboration Cuties

  9. So glad to find your blog today! I am a new follower! It is so funny how the little ones get crushes--my grandson just finished kg and used to reference one little girl's name a lot. "Who is that?" I would ask--"She's my friend, Grandma!" (with a huge grin)... Love the teacher sign!! :0) All the best in your last days...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  10. Oh I am sooooo with you on May being over! Good riddance!
    Time to post my June goals

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  11. Good for you, mama! Way to teach your little man about real love :) I agree that it's so great you could have that type of talk with him. I have those conversations with my two boys as well. Enjoy your time with him this "baby" will be 11 in August and I don't know where the time went!!!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

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