Five for Friday!

I'm not sure if I have five things to share about this week!  How sad is that?  I'll give it a shot...

So number one hasn't actually happened yet.  But, it's what I am most excited about.  It happens tomorrow, which is still part of this week, right?  I am driving to Dallas to see TIM MCGRAW and we have tickets to be IN THE PIT!  I LOVE Tim.  I see him at least twice a year.  As a matter of fact, I am seeing him again next Friday night with some friends when I go home to Massachusetts.  Okay, so that might sound a little weird.  Twice in a week?  Super excited!  Plus, I have never been close enough to actually SEE him.  Usually, I'm stuck with the screen.  I've never been to any concert in the pit though, so I'm hoping I can actually see and am not smushed the whole time!

I had another week of unwrapping standards and creating assessments. I have to work on more day on Monday and then I have a couple of weeks off before going back for professional development.  I am extremely thankful that finally we are being encouraged to create assessments that go BEYOND multiple choice.  Yay!!  I think I accomplished a lot that will hopefully save my team some work throughout the year.

I finished my Master's class. Well, that's not exactly true.  I have to do some message board posting today and then I am finished until September and will graduate in December.  I cannot wait to be finished.  Not having all of that extra work will be a relief.

My first wedding anniversary is this weekend!  We got married last summer on the island of Santorini in Greece.  We traveled through Greece for two weeks.  It was amazing, although if I went again I'd go straight to the island and stay there.  We went alone, much to the dismay of some family.  I'd do that again too, waaaaaaaay less stress than planning a huge wedding.

My blog has reached 200 followers!  Click the button below to head over and enter the giveaway.  You could win a $20 Target gift card, a pencil sharpener, and/or products from 23 other wonderful bloggers!


  1. So glad to have found your blog. Congratulations on the 200 followers and your anniversary weekend!

    Covered in Glitter and Glue

  2. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy the concert! It sounds great!

  3. Happy Anniversary Jessica!!! So jealous of the Tim McGraw concert...can't wait to see your pics! That ecard is hysterical!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  4. Hi Jessica,
    Happy 1st anniversary!! My hubby and I got married in Hawaii with a very small group of people and we just LOVED it too. Your picture looks gorgeous! Congrats on 200+ followers too. :)
    Learning to the Core

  5. Hi Jessica,

    I found your blog and I'm pretty sure I've seen it or posted before because the catchy name catches my attention every time. I visualize the children with little sparks as they learn. Such a great name. :)

    Your five things are amazing this week! Masters almost done, 1st anniversary, Tim McGraw - wow! Have a wonderful weekend and congratulations on EVERYTHING!

    Shelley :)

    The Perks of Teaching Primary

  6. Congratulations on 200 followers! Wow! Getting married in Greece sounds amazing! I went to the island of corfu 30 years ago and loved it! I think it's time I went back! Your five random things were fun to read!

  7. Happy 1st Anniversary, Jessica!! I LOVE, LOVE Tim McGraw too and am so jealous that you get to see him twice in such a short time!! And the pit? Wow!! I'm sorry I missed donating for your amazing giveaway:( I gave you a shout out today though! Finally finished school on Friday and life has been, well, you know!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper


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