Saturday, 16 March 2013

Five for Friday!

Hooray for Fridays! And since it's already Saturday here in Australia (we're the future, people!) hooray for Saturdays too!!

Here's my random 5 for this week's linky with Doodle Bugs.

1.  We have finally had some gorgeous weather here on the Sunshine Coast!  The rain seems to have disappeared for the moment so I have been enjoying the sun. :)

Snapped this pic on my way to school one morning - 6:30am is a gorgeous time to be at the beach!
2.  To celebrate the sun, my friend and I had lunch at a cute little pub last Sunday.  We sat on the verandah and were having a great time... until a cattle train stopped on the tracks a few hundred metres from us.  We ended up eating our lunch with the smell of cow poop in the air! So gross!  No idea why the train stopped right there... maybe the driver was jealous that he wasn't at the pub too?

3. Spent $3 at Kmart this week and scored these little beauties. 5 packets of reward coupons and 2 packets of adorable owl magnets - some for me, some for school!

4. Most valuable time spent at school this week?  10 minutes printing and displaying sticker charts!  The kidlets had been taking their stickers home each afternoon but decided they would like to have them in the classroom to look at (which I had suggested right from the beginning!).  Keeping an eye on their chart has kept them motivated to 'move their peg up' so they can all add a new sticker in the afternoon. :)

These also serve a double purpose - blocking the window so parents don't peer in and wave at their kids in the afternoons!

5. Nothing better than spending time with my nephew, Mack!  "Smile for Aunty Lauren?" "No! Nonononononono." That's what I get for putting Mary Poppins on for him to be distracted by.

Link up to share your random Five for Friday too!

Happy weekend everyone. :)



  1. Hi Lauren!

    I saw your link on Doodle Bugs and went, hmmmm, prep? I thought I might have found another Aussie blogger!

    Yay! I look forward to following along.... that cattle train does not sound nice!

    Have a great weekend!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

    1. Yay for Aussie bloggers! As soon as I'm back from the beach I'm going to have a read of yours. :)


  2. I think if I saw that view on the way to school each morning I would have a hard time GETTING to school. What a beautiful sight. =)

    Your nephew is a cutie pie!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over for a visit when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

    1. Hi Heather,

      Sometimes the temptation to spend the day on the beach makes it tricky to drive past to school. :)

      I will definitely check out your blog. Thanks for following.

      Lauren :)

  3. Hi Lauren,

    How nice is this weather?! I am hoping it stays nice and warm for our Easter break. I love the little coupons from Kmart - I have been meaning to go and get some myself. I also have a collection of magnets haha

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend =)

    Lifelong Learners in Prep

    1. Hi Casey!

      The weather this weekend has been completely gorgeous!! I spent a few hours on Kings Beach yesterday and plan to do the same today. My boyfriend is coming over from Canada for the Easter hols so I am hoping it is still like this when he gets here.

      Those coupons were on sale for 50c or something silly at the Kmart near me, I'm thinking maybe I use them for reading levels?

      Have a great Sunday!!


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