It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Five 4 Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!
This week was a WeIRd weird at school, so I don’t have any “classroom” pictures to share with you. But I still enjoy doing “Five for Friday”. So I hope you don’t mind!
Mid-terms were this week…which means NO classes for me! I’m OK with that. I had to proctor 2 college exams for blind teachers. I brought my book with me, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Have you read this book? Several people have told me that it’s really hard to get into. I had trouble getting into the first chapter! But a friend told me to keep reading. That it gets really good. I’m hoping…
Other than proctoring those 2 exams, I had nothing to do for 3 days other than watching Netflix. And working on some TPT goodies, including this little goody. I can’t wait to come home and actually be able to use all these SCOOT games in my classroom!
And this little goody… my plan is to put all my emergent readers into a big bundle to save my followers some money. I’m all about saving money….aren’t you?
I ran across these two cuties at Home Plus (Korean’s version of Walmart) the other day. I will admit…. I want them. Is that weird? If so, oh well!
I am definitely a kid at heart. I still love stuffed animals, children’s movies, anything Disney, the Muppets, etc. Is anyone else out there a kid at heart and love these things too? I would love to have a daughter to buy things like this for. Hopefully soon…
I’m up to 52 followers on Bloglovin’ and 94 followers on TPT. So exciting! When I get those numbers go up, my heart skips a beat. It’s so exciting that people actually want to read my blog and see all the products I’ve created. I know those numbers might not seem like a lot to some of you, but we all start somewhere, right?
When I get to 100 followers on TPT, I plan on having a little FREEBIE giveaway to celebrate!
Korea is all about the random holidays. We had a random holiday yesterday for Labor Day. Three friends and I went to O World, an amusement park here in Daejeon. They have rides, a zoo, and flower land. The rides were great. There’s not many, but the roller coaster was great! It looks a little dinky, but it was so much fun that we rode it 3 times. The line was SO short!
Here’s a selfie of Amber and me on the ship ride.
The zoo, however, was not so great. It was actually quite sad. I’ve been to 2 zoos in Asia, one in Vietnam, and now this one. I am making the assumption that countries in Asia do not have strict guidelines in how they treat and care for their animals. It made me want to cry several times.
The polar bear was distraught. He just kept walking back and forth.
The tiger’s cage was SO small…it was sad and depressing.
And the eagle’s area? Whoa? He couldn’t even fly anywhere. It was SO small.
However, I did find a boyfriend at the zoo. Bobby, the baboon. For some reason, I crouched down at his level at the glass at his habitat and put my hand on the glass, with my fingers all spread out. He ran around and around and finally stopped right where I was and put his hand up right where mine was. And he just looked at me. Then he would run around his cage and come back and do the same thing. Then he would run around, come back, open his mouth like he was speaking, and put his hand up. We drew a crowd. People started staring and trying to do the same thing. But he would have nothing to do with anyone else. He was attracted to me. My friends couldn’t believe it. I walked to the next part of the glass, crouched down again, and we went through the same ritual.
We went to see other animals and walked back by. He immediately starting running around again. I crouched down again, and he got so excited. He remembered me! It was THE coolest experience. What an amazing moment! I will always remember this.
We have 2 more holidays on Monday and Tuesday for Children’s Day and Buddha’s Birthday. I’m certainly not complaining! Friends and I were going to go out of town, but it seems that everyone had the same idea and there are no more train tickets. So….we are going to have a sleepover at my house. Woo-hoo!
Hope you had a great week and have an even better weekend!