Friday, March 7, 2014

High Five For Friday 3/7

This week has been a bit hectic, but I like it like that. I spent the week learning about the classroom I am taking over. I feel pretty good about it and can't wait to start!

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This week, I have stayed up way past my bedtime perusing pinterest for teaching ideas. One of my favorite parts about teaching is planning lessons. It is extremely time consuming, but I like finding engaging ideas and watching the students get excited about something I have planned. I know students learn better when they are engaged and having fun. I have found some great ideas and I am so ready to start implementing them. 

There is this cool site where teachers can upload their lessons, power points, games, etc., and get paid for them. It is like a Etsy for teachers. There are tons a free items on the site as well. It is so awesome how many resources are out there to make teaching a bit easier.

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This weekend I am getting my classroom together. I remember the first time I walked into the 100 yen($1) store here. I thought to myself, "this is a teacher's paradise." So I was so excited to go in this week and stock up on goodies. All of the bins and things make this little organizer one happy girl! I got all of this stuff for $50. Okinawa for the win!



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I finally got my haircut this week. My hair grows extremely fast, which most would like, but I don't. All growing up I liked my hair super long. Last year I cut it short, well short for me, and now I don't want it to be long. I think it looks more mature and healthier. But, if I don't cut my hair every two months, it gets very long. I love a good haircut. It makes it feel so fresh and healthy. 


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Thursday evening was my last day teaching English to local children. I was sad to say goodbye, but I just couldn't continue to do it any longer due to my new job. I will share more on it later, but for now, how cute is this little guy who wanted to take a picture with me!

It is not a stereotype, they love the peace sign here!


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In celebration of my last day and two weeks with no sweets, I bought myself some macaroons from my favorite little spot close to the Japanese school I teach at. It is an hour away from my house, so I figured I wouldn't have an excuse to stop much longer. They are seriously the best macaroons I have ever eaten!



 Hope you have a great weekend! I will be instead working on my classroom all weekend!



Linking up with LaurenDarciRebeccaCasey, and Jennie


23 comments:

  1. Just found you through Fresh Face Friday! Love everything about this post! I miss making lesson plans and doing fun activities. The dollar store was always a go-to spot for me.

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  2. Found your blog through the Fresh Face Friday link up :) I also live in Japan and I agree, ¥100 shops are just the best! They have so many great but reasonable things!

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  3. My hair grows fast, too, which I agree can be a bit annoying when you actually like your haircut!

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  4. Love the hair! I feel the same way now about my hair... time to get a haircut!

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  5. The haircut is gorgeous! I'm thinking about going shorter too -- I've just got to commit and do it!
    Happy Friday!
    xo

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  6. I just found your blog through the link up today. I taught abroad in Costa Rica last year. Teaching abroad is such a fun & challenging experience! Congrats on getting started- I can't wait to read more!

    Lauren @ How Beautiful Are The Feet

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  7. I can't wait to see your little class room once it is finished!
    xx

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  8. Love your haircut!!! And that shirt is amazing... love the neck line - where is it from?!

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  9. Love the new hair do! I've always been a long haired girl too. Sometimes I'll cut it just above the shoulders, but it doesn't last too long. I grow it out immediately. I really like the just below the shoulder style.

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  10. I LOVE your new hair! You also stocked up on some adorable stuff for your classroom! You should share a "reveal" once you've got it all set up!

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  11. Your hair looks so pretty!
    Thanks for stopping by and linking up with me today!
    -Jennie
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com/

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  12. Visiting from the linkup -- I love your hair! Hope you'll put up some more pictures of your classroom :)

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  13. Umm...loving that hair! And that top is gorgeous! Seeing a tank top almost makes me cry...but I am trying to suck it up! haha. And how exciting that you are getting your classroom together, good luck with it all :)

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  14. you're such a little dollface! love your blog! ;)

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  15. it all looks awesome. trying to add you on facebook but bloglovin is giving me trouble ugh :(


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  16. Your haircut looks awesome! I have been loving my hair short recently. He is so so cute. I'm sure teaching them was difficult to give up!

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  17. Love all this stuff and it's so colorful. He is so cute.

    Just letting you know I'm following you on GFC. Would love a follow back if you're not already following. Thanks. Have a great week.

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