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!

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.

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!

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. 

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!

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


  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.

  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!

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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.

  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!

  11. Your hair looks so pretty!
    Thanks for stopping by and linking up with me today!

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

  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 :)

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

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

  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!

  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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