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Five on Friday Week 4

The Teacher's Table

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Welcome to the 4th post of Five on Friday. Every Friday I post a list the top five things that made me happy during the week. It could be anything from a new kitchen tool, new product, new food, recipe success, or maybe just a life event. No matter what it is, I share it with you here every Friday.

1 Compost, Cans, Cartons, and Markers-Last year my class was in charge of the compost bin at school. It was a big hit! I had a group of kiddos that would collect the lunch scraps from the cafeteria on a daily basis to add to the bins. I also had kids from other classes bring in scraps from home that they dropped off every morning. We are using the compost for the school garden which is conveniently located in front of my room.

This week I got to start showing my class how we can help the world and each other by teaching them about the compost and I have also hired my compost stirrers for the quarter. Yes, they must apply for the position. We also have added collecting aluminum cans for the homeless, egg cartons and dried out markers to help out my neighbor’s church. She has found a place to recycle them for money and it donating it to charity. It makes me so happy that I can share this with my class!

In a few months we will do our annual food drive to help out the local food pantry and a then a pet supply drive to benefit local animal shelters. It feels good to give and to teach other’s to give too!

2 Free Coffee-I love my coffee! I feel like every week I deserve to go to Starbucks in the morning and get myself a treat. I have the app with my card that I simply reload when I need to do so. When you spend a certain amount you get a free coffee. This week I had a free one! Woohoo! My new favorite treat is a venti coffee frappucino made with almond milk, and one pump of cinnamon. It isn’t too sweet and tastes like a frozen cookie with caffeine. No this post isn’t sponsored by Starbucks. I just think it’s tasty and it makes me happy, especially when it’s free! You should really try this!!!

3 Weekend Date Day-I am excited because Mr. Teacher and I get to sleep in on Saturday and then we are spending the day in Tampa. We even have tickets to see some monster trucks. I haven’t ever seen monster trucks live, but my dad would take me to demolition derbies and I didn’t hate it. So, I am happy to be getting out of town for the day,trying something new, and getting to spend time with Mr. Teacher. Who knows, maybe I can convenience him to stop in Sarasota to get a peanut butter pie from the Yoder’s Amish Restaurant. Finger’s crossed!

4 Free Chicken-My kitty Turbo hasn’t been feeling to well lately. I have been making him chicken just boiled in a little broth and I give him a little a few times a day. This week a good friend/teammate at work gave me a big container of chicken that her family wasn’t going to eat. Turbo gobbled it up! I broke it up into pieces and froze it so I can easily give him some chicken everyday. Thank you for making my baby happy!

5 Free Natural Coconut-This week one of friends at work gave me a bag of natural coconut she wasn’t planning on using. I do love coconut! As a thank you I’m making my No Bake Chocolate Coconut Bites to share. Click here for the recipe. They are addicting and easy. Oh and did I mention healthy too!

I would love to hear your top five too. Please leave me a comment with your top 5 below. Don’t forget to sign up for the weekly newsletter! 

Let’s spread a little joy and be happy for the little things in life, especially this week! We are all human and have to share this planet together. Violence and hatred solves nothing! Spread joy, love, and peace! Remember one friendly act, a smile, or kind word can change a life!!!

Happy Friday! 

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Five on Friday Week 3

The Teacher's Table

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Welcome to the third post of Five on Friday. Every Friday I post a list the top five things that made me happy during the week. It could be anything from a new kitchen tool, new product, new food, recipe success, or maybe just a life event. No matter what it is, I share it with you here every Friday.

1 and 2 this week are combined. -I am so happy that this year I have an amazingly sweet class. I got to spend yesterday getting to know them. I am super excited to help them learn and grow this year. I am also very grateful that school started on a Thursday this week, so I can spend two days focusing on setting up the room, getting to know everyone, and teaching procedures before we actually start new lessons next week.

3-This week I ran to Publix for a few little things. I knew it was going to rain, but I thought I could be in and out quickly, however I was wrong. Just as I was checking out the clouds burst with rain. I was very grateful for the  gentleman who works there. He watched my groceries, gave me an umbrella so I didn’t get soaked getting to my car, and loaded the groceries into my car for me. I know I have said it before, but this kind of customer service is wonderful and I love Publix!

Also, if you someone does go above and beyond to help you at Publix, please call and let the managers know. The reward the helpful person with food! Everyone loves to be appreciated and it only take a minute to call.

4-I am happy that I get both Saturday and Sunday off this week. Last week we had open house on Saturday and I am very tired!!! I can’t wait to sleep this weekend and go for a long run before breakfast.

5-School is back in session and I am so happy that I made some easy Curry Chicken Salad for lunch. It can be made in advance, it’s low-fat, is made with yogurt for extra protein and probiotics, it has a bit of sweetness from the grapes and a crunch from the almonds, and tastes amazing on crackers or a bed of lettuce. You can click on the link and it will take you right to the recipe so you can try it next week for yourself.

 

I would love to hear your top five too. Please leave me a comment with your top 5 below. Don’t forget to sign up for the weekly newsletter too. Let’s spread a little joy and be happy for the little things in life. Happy Friday! 😀

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Five on Friday Week 2

The Teacher's Table

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Welcome to the second post of Five on Friday. Every Friday I will list the top five things that made me happy this week. It could be anything from a new kitchen tool, new product, new food, recipe success, or maybe just a life event. No matter what it is, I will share it with you here every Friday.

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  1. I got to go back to work this week. Yes, restful summer is over, but I work really amazing people and we have a lot of fun even if our jobs are very stressful at times. I truly love being a teacher and after sitting through some trainings this week I am pumped to meet my new set of 4th graders Saturday morning at open house. Now I just need to put the finishing touches on my room so we can “Flutter Through Fourth Grade!”
  2. I am in love with these date caramel things I found at BJs. My mom says she used to get them for me when I was a very little girl, but I don’t remember them. I tried them because they are only 3 ingredients: natural coconut, dates, and almonds and they were on sale. Who would’ve known I would LOVE them! They are super yummy and healthy! They taste like sweet, chewy candy with a little almond crunch. I truly think these will come in handy this year because I can reach for them and not the chocolate all the time. Also, while writing this I found out that Amazon sells these. So now even if you don’t live by a BJs, you can order them online to try./li>
  3. I am very grateful that Mr. Teachers is home from his long journey. Absence does make the heart grow fonder and he brought me home some very nice treats.
  4. I am so happy that I finally getting more views to this blog. I am really looking forward to it growing! If you haven’t signed up for the newsletters yet, please do so today. I also just got my business cards and I can’t wait to pass them all out to the people I work with. It is making my hard work on the website this summer wasn’t for nothing!
  5. I finally, after a little trial and error, perfected my super easy and delicious No Bake Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bars. If you like chocolate covered berries these are the bars for you! I used Very Berry Cherrios and freeze dried strawberries to get a really nice berry flavored bar and then I topped them off with a drizzle of dark chocolate. I ate nearly an entire pan in one day. I figure it was mostly cereal, dark chocolate, and fruit so it was okay.  Please check out the recipe here so you can see for yourself!

    No Bake Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bars

    I would love to hear your top five too. Please leave me a comment with your top 5 below. Don’t forget to sign up for the weekly newsletter too. Let’s spread a little joy and be happy for the little things in life. Happy Friday! 😀

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