Five For Friday Flashback

Happy Friday everyone! I am linking up again this week with Amanda from Teaching Maddeness and Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching. Be sure to check our their amazing blogs and fine more links!


On Wednesday I posted my 100th blog post. I can't believe it. I am so thankful to everyone who has taken the time to follow my blog, to leave comments and to lend support. I hope that you have found at least one or two of those 100 posts useful!!


We made some lovey hyacinth flowers to go home with our Mother's Day writing. One student kept asking me if I was sure they weren't lupins. They turned out pretty cute. When I opened my bucket filler notes at the end of the day one of my students said I was really smart for coming up with the idea - only it was Pinterest (of course)! I was also happy since all you need is paper! 8.5 x 11 green rolled for the stem. Colour paper cut in 4  pieces for each flower - easy peesy!


Only after I made my sample I was looking at it and I thought it actually looked like a toilet brush - and so all I could think was we were giving the moms a bouquet of toilet brushes!!


This is my daughters clock. When I was putting her to bed she explained how she knows what time it is. You add one minute to the minutes and 7 hours to the hours and presto - that's the time. Our power went out during the ice storm in APRIL and she hasn't bothered to fix her clock - she just does the math - does this mean she is lazy or a hard worker?!?


My daughters gave me Mother's Day gifts immediately upon my arrival home - they can never wait and it is official - I am the #1 Mom - have the travel mug to prove it (yes more painted pottery!!!)

Have a great weekend!!


  1. The clock math cracked me up!!! I say hard worker. :)
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  2. I agree definitely hard worker. I love your flowers they look great. The mug is so cute. Hope you have a great Mother's Day and weekend. Love reading your blog. I have gotten quite a few ideas.
    Thank you.

  3. Your flowers are great (and the coffee mug is fantastic!) I hope you have a fabulous & relaxing Mother's Day!

    Lucky to Be in First

  4. Congratulations on being the #1 Mom! What an honor!! :)

    I think your hyacinths are beautiful (and I don't think they look like a toilet brush -- although that did make me laugh!)

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  5. LOL! So not a toilet brush but I laughed out loud anyway! :) I think they are beautiful! :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  6. Your daughter's clock story made me laugh out loud...that is awesome! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  7. LOL the flowers do not look like toilet brushes!!! Very creative idea - gotta love Pinterest! Have a great weekend!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  8. The flowers are WAY too cute to look like a toilet brush! Too funny! The moms will love them!

  9. Haha!! You crack me up! I love the hyacinths and they totally do not look like a toilet brush:) You are so crafty! Love your Mother's Day mug. My kids couldn't wait when they got home today either:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  10. I think your Hyacinths are cute! My daughter took whatever she made me out of her bag and hid it in her room. I was shocked that she could wait!

  11. That clock is hilarious! Definitely hard worker! And, are you kidding me about helpful posts??!! You made all of my moms cry today! :O) Love reading your ideas! I'm almost to 100 posts too! So glad I found you to take this journey!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  12. The flowers look beautiful!! Not toilet brushes by any means :) Your daughter is one smart cookie!!!
    Fun in Room 4B


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