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Home Alone

Ok, so I wrote this post before the Five for Friday Party got started! Then I did yardwork….
And two hours later, there are over 100 people at the party! What the WHAT?!
Anyway, here’s my Five for Friday link-up!

My hunnybun left for his trip to Vegas today. He’s going for a videographer convention. THIS MEANS I’VE BEEN HOME ALONE!

It’s nice, and then not nice, and then nice again.

It’s nice when I get to watch whatever I want on TV. Like The Walking Dead (which Fernie won’t watch because he doesn’t like zombies) or the Office (which Fernie won’t watch because he’s had a boss like Michael Scott so he can’t get past the first couple episodes). 

Then it’s not nice. Like when my hunny texts me from a tasty restaurant and says, “It was sooooo good. Wish you could’ve come.”

And I’m eating scrambled eggs for dinner.

Then it’s nice again when I get to make a pot of flavored coffee because the hunny only drinks plain decaf.

So it’s been a bit of an adventure. All of this disclaimer is necessary for my Five on Friday post!

#1: This is what I had for dinner on Monday. It’s mashed cauliflower I found on pinterest. It was eh. But by the time I finished making it, trying it, and getting the seasonings right, I was full. So that was my entire dinner, right there. A plop of mashed cauliflower. Mmm, you’re thinking. Yummy.

#2. So what’s that in my glass, you say? It’s wine. Yes, wine in a Star Trek glass. I know what you’re thinking.

It is indeed classy. Mad Men is on in the background. It doesn’t get much classier than that. Oh, Roger Sterling. 

#3. In case you’re feeling a little uncomfortable, I thought I’d share my fancy brand of wine with you. 

See that? That’s FRAN-ZEE-A, for those of you who don’t speak French. Muy fancy. Look closer and see why it’s such a great buy:

Yes! I am! I am reducing my carbon footprint! You’re welcome, Earth.
#4: All this Earth-saving inspired me. The third grade teachers in my school asked me if I could pick up a group of students who have been successful in test-taking and I thought that sounded like fun. I decided to put together a group of third graders and a group of fourth graders to work on Earth Day!
I love Earth Day stuff. 
This is what we started on.
We watched a BrainPop about conservation and then we read a brief article. From the article, we charted out this information:
#5. We wrote an Earth Day paragraph using sentence frames. Many of the students are ELLs and are working on developing their English. To help them build their sentence structure, I used sentence frames.
First we wrote four sentences using the information we learned from the video and the article.
This was the example: “Earth Day is… a special day to celebrate the Earth and practice conservation! Conservation means… using our natural resources carefully. You can help by… turning off the water when you brush your teeth! This can help us… use less water and protect our resources.
Then we used the sentence frames in green to create diversity in their writing. On Monday, they’re going to publish.

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  1. Love this, Chrissy!!

    As long as Don Draper is on in the background, everything is classy!

    I would love to know what you did to make your mashed cauliflower a little tastier. My first attempt at making it was… not so tasty. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your ME time this weekend!

    Third Grade Bookworm

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