Friday, July 18, 2014

Five 4 Friday

Yeah! It's Friday! You know what that means....

Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs!

Last Saturday night, I had a slumber party with two of my friends. We had a BLAST! You're never too old for slumber parties, right? We went to eat yummy Italian food, then went singing at our favorite little neighborhood norebang, then came back to my apartment to eat yummy queso, make chocolate chip cookies (but my friend forgot the chocolate chips so she had to run to the convenience store and buy Hershey bars....which I ended up almost better than regular chocolate chips - we crushed them inside a baggie), put on creepy face masks, and then watched The Princess Bride. The next morning we cooked brunch. All in all a wonderful slumber party.

So do we look creepy or what?

Southern Fried Teachin Korean face masks

This week was hard. Really hard. I have felt like I'm on this extreme emotional roller coaster. Just when you're at the top of the hill, you get pushed down the hill to the bottom. Last week, my co-teacher told me to not worry about summer camp lesson plans, that she would do them. She just wanted me to concentrate on creating materials. Well today, she says I have to now do the lesson plans because it's my job. On top of everything else to do. Just makes me want to come home...

She is exasperating. Seriously. I am one of those people who always try to look at the bright side of things, but this week was really hard. Draining. Exhausting. Mentally. Spiritually. Physically.

So when I saw this on Facebook, I about died laughing. I am NOT a violent person, but this just made my day.

Have you ever worked with someone like this? How have you coped with it?

The day after the roller coaster, I had THE best class with my middle school kiddos. We played a game that I had created - they were practicing reading and speaking English, enjoying themselves, and laughing. Even my co-teacher (my newest co-teacher...not the one who drives me nuts) was joining in the fun. Amazing things happen when you treat me like a professional and actually let me teach. I SO needed that.

Southern Fried Teachin ESL Gameboard

Yesterday we played with play dough in my high school class. One of my students, a 54-year old blind man, just gave me "his heart". He is sad that I'm leaving. Btw, he's also married...but super sweet.

I've been working on this little diddy. Someone on TpT said that they loved my Star Wars materials, so that got me to thinking....why not make a whole classroom decor pack based on Star Wars?

I think it turned out super cute, and it's so much fun. I think the kids will love it.

Southern Fried Teachin Star Wars Classroom Decor Pack

Southern Fried Teachin Star Wars Classroom Decor Pack

Southern Fried Teachin Star Wars Classroom Decor Pack

Southern Fried Teachin Star Wars Classroom Decor Pack

Also, I just have to show you what I found this week in the trash right outside my apartment! In Korea, people don't have garage sales or anything, so whatever you don't want you put out by the trash. I have seen couches, chairs, etc. I found these three art pieces, all beautiful and wooden. No dings or scratches or anything.

They are made of wood and therefore are fairly heavy. So I'm keeping the tree, the one I immediately fell in love with and bringing it home with me. I'm giving the other two to my good friend, Philopena's mom. She can't wait to put them on her wall.

Makes you wanna come dig through some Korea trash, doesn't it?

What have you been up to this week?


  1. Sorry to hear about your coworker... but stay positive! That is a pretty good find you got in the trash! Love it!

    Crayons and Whimsy

    1. Thanks Christy! Staying as positive as I can. Only a few more weeks left!

  2. I LOVE your trashy treasures! They are keepers. In my little town in NE Ohio, everyone puts out the things they no longer want also. I've gotten some great finds, including a set of antique floor lamps. My niece got a REALLY nice couch last month! We call garbage night shopping. LOL!


    1. I want to come visit you in Ohio and go "shopping" with you! That sounds like fun!

  3. I love those "old timey" photo cards. I can relate to this one as well! I try to remember to be the bigger person, even when it stinks! And it sounds like you won't have to deal with her much longer? Great find in the trash, that picture is awesome!


    1. Yeah, it sure does stink being the bigger person! Only a couple more weeks where I have to deal with her, so that's on the bright side. Yeah!