Saturday, June 22, 2013

Five for Friday and ME on Facebook?

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday, and it's still Friday, as I write!  That's a first, y'all!

First, I've gone and done it now!  I finally set up a Facebook page for Whooo's in can follow me there, or better yet, Like me.  I love being liked!

Second, I've been at the beach all week, so I was able to actually take time to read something fun...Dorthea Benton "Dottie" Frank's newest book, The Last Original Wife.
Y'all, I love her books, and always have, but last week, I got the chance to go see her in person, listen to her talk about writing and her life, and being from South Carolina, and she is hysterical!  I couldn't wait to get here and start that book, but I  did save it for sitting in the tide pool, which is no small miracle, let me tell you.

Third, I went out in the surf on a sandbar today with a little tiny net and a Solo cup.  I caught a HUGE assortment of sea life and shells galore!  It was like having my own little tide pool habitat for a couple of hours.  Honestly, I just sat and watched all the hermit crabs, mole crabs, sea cucumbers, onion anemones, sea lettuce and so many more unidentifiable plants and animals, that I felt like a little kid again.  I grew up going to Sunset Beach, NC, and still do, but never since I was about eight, can I remember finding the sorts of things I found today!

onion anemone - first I've ever seen!

this is how it looked when it opened
mole crab - I've been catching these
for days, but had to google them to
figure out what they were!
sea cucumber - an eight year old girl had to remind me
what this weird thing was!

Fourth, I finally took out my camera tonight and took some amazing photos of the full moon and the sunset on Sunset!  Both were beautiful, and I'll download those pictures soon to add to this post.

Fifth, I really did start writing this post on Friday, even though it's one a.m. Saturday now, and that, my friends, is a first!

So, it's off to bed - I still have to pack it up for home in the husband may kill me when he realizes how late I've stayed up!
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  1. Hi Brooke! I found your blog through "Five for Friday". It's my first time linking up and I finished my post after midnight as well. I say the only thing that matters is the date stamp and both of us made it on Friday! Woo Hoo!

    I'm glad I found your blog because I'm moving up to Second Grade next year and I need all the ideas I can find :). Thanks for sharing.

    The Learning Chambers

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I can't wait to check out your blog - I'm thinking of starting a multi-grade collaborative study group on reading instruction, inspired by Lucy Calkins' The Art of Teaching Reading. Let me know if you'd be interested in participating, as a first-to-second grade expert!

  2. Congrats on being on FB! I wanted to actually add my blog on FB this summer but then I found out I'm going to teach in CHINA this year! They block FB over there :( So I didn't want the burden of not being able to check my FB freely. I never have such good luck finding stuff on the beach! Loved the pictures!

    Cheers To School

    1. Andrea!
      I miss you already, but I am SO excited for you!!! Clare keeps asking when we might go back to visit China, so I know she's ready for a trip. Unfortunately, the expense is prohibitive right now, but it gives me a great goal for my Teachers Pay Teachers earnings!

      How on earth did you come across such a great opportunity?


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