Quote Worthy

I was trying to find a picture of the “before” here, but as usual, I don’t think about it until after I’ve changed it!  So I’ll just tell you to remember the closet on the side of our room that had doors covered in black paper….can you see them?  They have a yellow border around them, and were originally intended for this great idea I had for a graffiti wall that never came to be.

Well now, they’ve become something even better, in my opinion:

Every year, just for motivation in general, but especially for motivation before MAP testing, I start sharing quotes with the class.  We talk about what they mean to us in general, and then what they mean to us specifically related to taking an important test.  So far we’ve only talked about five of these, but the rest (and others to be added this week and next) are coming soon.  I love how this looks and how these doors serve as reminders for us of smart suggestions for our actions!

Ok, the question for you: What motivational quote can you share with us to add to our doors?  What are some words that you live by?  Please leave us your ideas in a comment and we’ll add them to our collection. 🙂

Birthday Flash Mob

Ever heard of a flash mob?  Ever seen one?  Well if you were at our school last Friday, March 30, you could have both seen one and participated in one like we did!

It was our principal, Mrs. Sisul’s, birthday that day, and our head custodian, Mr. Maus’ birthday was on Saturday.  So Mrs. Kesler, our music teacher, helped our whole school learn a dance that we surprised them with that afternoon.  The dance was planned by another 5th grade class, Mrs. LeSeure’s class from Rm. 202 next door.

Check out the video here:

After the flash mob-dancing-singing part, we all got to enjoy an ice cream sandwich treat before we went back to finish out our Friday.  What a great end to a great week back from Spring Break!

Check out how great we all look there on the driveway!  We’re getting ready to surprise Mrs. Sisul.



Mrs. Sisul sharing some hugs with our class!  WE LOVE HER!!

Happy Birthday to Mr. Maus, too!  (Sorry I got your balloons instead of your smiling face!)

One thing I love about our school is that we really know how to celebrate each other!  Great idea, Mrs. Kesler and super job on the dance, Mrs. LeSeure’s class!

How do you celebrate birthdays at your school?  Have you ever seen or been a part of a flash mob?  Tell us about it!