Trivia Tuesday

I’ve had an exciting couple of days!

Yesterday the fireplace repairman came to service the gas fireplace and he hooked it up to a thermostat!! I am so excited that I won’t need to come in to a cold house ever again!!

Today my teaching buddy and I weren’t ready for our science experiment so we decided to take the kids back out for the same Fall walk we did yesterday. Today we saw and owl and it stayed still and let us stare at it for at least twenty minutes!! It was so amazing!!

Can you see it?

Trivia tonight was fine, but boy do we ever suffer without Jason. I think it’s not a bad thing for me to have a break as one of the women is driving me nuts!

So what did I know:?

In which month is the Calgary Stampede?

July

Which two puppets were on Mr, Dress Up?

Casey and Finnegan

How many canadian Supreme Court judges are there?

9

What was Michael Jackson’s album after Thriller?

Bad

In the music round he asked about Crazy songs, movie or show theme songs, Taylor Swift and then five random songs. We did okay, but not awesome.

In Kahoot, it’s always a blur. We were in first for a bit but ended being 5th.

In the final round I knew how to spell Downtown Abbey.

What does FOMO mean?

Fear of Missing Out

How to spell hors d’oeuvres

Which artist did Leonard Skynard have a feud with?

Neil Young

What is the Canadian women’s curling championship called?

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts (thanks dad for making me watch all that curling growing up)

Well I’m off to bed!

Have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

Last Tuesday was a theme night so I didn’t bother talking about it.

I went to work today and had four kids away. I hope it’s just holiday!

We got through some Thanksgiving writing which was cool to hear what the kids had done.

In math we did a couple of math games and also worked on our math printing booklet.

This afternoon we had a longer silent reading so I could do reading group with the lowest group. We read I Paint and they did great do I need to find more books about this.

I spent my prep trying to get as much organized for my TOC as possible.

I met up with Sarah for a run after school. It was great to get a little run in. It was pouring rain, but still good. I’m hoping maybe I can get one more run in tomorrow morning!

For trivia it is still just us four girls as our lone male is still away.

In round one I knew:

What is Bourne’s first name?

Jason

Which Vancouver team has won the Stanley cup before?

Millionaires

Which hotel in Vegas has an Eiffel Tower in front of it?

Paris

What does IQ stand for?

Intelligence Quotient

I hitch blimp blew up?

Hindenburg

In the music round it was:

Original Artists

Hits of 1985

Is it Snoop Dog?

Eagles Greatest Hits side 1

I can’t remember a thing about the Kahoot round because I hit the buttons.

In the last round:

What is the first name of Beckham’s wife?

Victoria

What movie series has Diagon Alley?

Harry Potter

Who wrote a Brief History of Time?

Stephen Hawking

Which team has the Honey Bears as their cheer squad?

Chicago Bears

Ok that’s it for me- I need sleep!

Trivia Tuesday

It was another busy day! It’s days like this that lead to my super quiet weekends.

Work was fine. We printed the letter i and did a graph about favourite ice cream flavour. I was the only caramel lover.

I got the children started on an orange shirt day activity about how they should feel at school but then had to go to a meeting about the reading and math assessments. It actually wasn’t too bad to be able to sit down and drink a cup of tea mix way through the morning, especially since I had been on recess supervision.

This afternoon we did planners (which are thankfully starting to go better), silent reading and then the kids went off to music.

I figured out a TOC for tomorrow and worked on setting up FreshGrade. It didn’t feel like a very productive prep.

When I left for school this morning I was going to go for a run after school, but of course when I was leaving school that was the last thing I felt like doing. Thankfully when I texted Sarah she was up for a run so I got out for a 4.5km. It was beautiful and sunny so obviously it was meant to be!

It was a quick shower and then off to trivia. We unfortunately didn’t have Jason tonight as he really carries our team, especially in sports!

What did Tom Hanks name his volleyball in Castaway?

Wilson

Who did Germany invade first in World War II?

Poland

The music round was really tough. It went one word titles, two word titles, etc, all the way up to five word titles. I knew Fishin in the Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and God Only Knows by The Beach Boys, but that’s it.

Kahoot we managed fifth place. I knew JK Rowling was one answer, but I’m sorry I just don’t remember the others.

In the final round I knew that Montreal is on the St.Lawrence River.

I didn’t stay to hear the answers for the last round, sorry

Have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

It was another busy day!

I went to bed last night at 8pm which explains why there was no post and slept right through until 6:30 this morning. I am always tired right now:(

On Tuesdays I have made it my goal to dress a little more upscale. Today I wore a nice pair of heeled black loafers. Well when I slipped my feet out of them at lunch- my students noticed there was black stuff all over my feet. I guess the inside of my shoes are disintegrating. Anyone know how to stop this from happening?

It was a busy day of printing, creating an Al About Me poster and graphing our eye colour. This afternoon my students had music which is both good and bad. It’s good because they leave at 2pm and I have the rest of the time to prep but it’s bad because the music teacher was super late bringing them out to the front patio for dismissal and doesn’t follow the same protocol I do. Again, I’m not sure how I’m going to solve this problem as I have explained how I dismiss the kids and where…🙄

I did get out for a run with Dennis today. It was really tough as my legs were sore from my workout on Saturday and Monday. No more taking a week off- it’s too hard to get back into it! Dennis made me run faster than I usually do though so that’s good!

We have just heard that run clinic will be starting back up at the end of October so if I get a spot in that, I’ll have to give up trivia.

For tonight though, I got to go to trivia.

Where did Dorothy want to go when she wanted to go home in Wizard of Oz?

Kansas

Which Harry Potter professors were in Love Actually?

Severus Snape and Sybil Trelawney

What does ICYMI mean?

In case you missed it

What means get something for something in legalese?

Quid pro quo

Who was performing when the first floss dance was performed?

Katy Perry

We actually won the first round and came third in the second music round.

We died in the Kahoot round:(

In the last round we seemed to know a lot.

Which character played the piano in Peanuts?

Schroeder

Who played the matriarch in Knives Out?

Jamie Lee Curtis

Who has won the most men’s world soccer games?

Brazil

What is Johnson and Johnson releasing in various skin tones?

Bandaids

What country is known for Jerk Chicken?

Jamaica

What lake is Kelowna on?

Okanagan

Who is the best known scientist from BC?

David Suzuki

Update: we actually had a perfect paper for the last round as well!

Ok I’m off to bed, have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

It was another super busy day.

I got up for my 6am run and the best that can be said is that it got done. It was interesting to see what leaving two minutes later than usual affected. It was weird to see people at the “wrong” time. Lol

Work was fine though I feel really discombobulated! We got through the book Chrysanthemum and a name sheet this morning, then we tackled more supplies organization after recess. In the afternoon we did silent reading and then they headed off to music class. I was so excited to be able to have my prep in my classroom! I got the drawing books organized and the printing books copied and a writing sheet for after our assembly tomorrow. It is very weird to think that these kids have never been to an assembly before. We can’t have the whole school at one time, but it’s the closest we have come in a few years.

I had a massage after school so that got me out of work really quickly after work. I did a lot of self care I guess as I also had a nap after the massage.

I also got a chance to watch the new KnittyNatty podcast and split for the sleeves on my current sweater.

I did finally get my butt over to trivia. It was my first time having to show my vaccine passport, but it went fine.

In the first round I felt like I knew a good amount.

What movie is Cobra Kai a spin-off of?

The Karate Kid

What is the name of the donkey who is a football star in the 1976 Disney movie?

Gus

What sport has shooting and skiing?

Biathlon

Who makes Ritz crackers?

Christie

How much money do you get for going past Go in Monopoly?

$200

What fossil fuel is gas made from?

Petroleum

The music round was pretty cool because the song names went in alphabetical order, A-Z with no X.

We really didn’t do great at Kahoot- 6th for the round.

I was so excited in the last round to see th question-

Who are the two main characters in Pride and Prejudice?

Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy

Well I’m off to bed, have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

Today was the first day of reality.

It drove me nuts today as I sat around. We can’t do much until we know who is in our class but we won’t know that for a few more days so most of today was spent organizing my centers and starting to go through my books. It felt like a waste of time!

Then I ate a chocolate my principal gave me and got sick:(. It was dark chocolate and I checked the website, but obviously it had dairy in it somewhere:(

Trivia was fun!

In the first round:

Who was the star of Magic Mike?

Channing Tatum

Who was a high scorer for the Canucks?

Bure, Burrows, Smyl

What does Mari Kondo say something has to spark?

Joy

What are the four railroads in Monopoly?

Reading, B&O, Shortline, Pennsylvania

Which singer was the first to get to a million followers on Tik Tok?

BTS

The music round was tough

In the Kahoot round I hit the wrong button and we went from 2nd to 8th. I felt so bad!!! We did rebound to 4th, it i still felt bad

In the fourth round:

Who played Hawkeye Pierce in Mash?

Alan Alda

What football team has the flight crew as cheerleaders?

Jets

Who has won the most Olympic gold medals in swimming?

Michael Phelps

What club is for the top two percent smartest people?

Mensa

What type of twins are from two eggs?

Fraternal

What state is known as the Sunshine State?

Florida

Well I need to hightail it to bed now!

Have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

I have been meaning to write a post about my very busy weekend, but I’ve been falling asleep instead. Just know it was super busy!

Today I started the day with a run with Dennis. We did a different route which started with a walk up the big hill beside my house. I found my legs were super tired and my butt was sore from my butt and back workout yesterday. My Garmin still says I got a PR for my 5km time which is cool. I think I could still go faster.

I quickly showered and headed over to the medical clinic as I had to go for another test. I was so annoyed as I was there early and yet they still took me late:(

I am taking care of my brother’s dog and so have been trying to build in time between each outing to go home to see him. He hates when his people are away so he always looks so sad. Banks actually refused to go for a walk this morning because he wouldn’t go out of sight of the house.

After lunch I picked up my friend Liane and we hit Costco. It felt like a bit of a waste because I didn’t want to be buying any fresh food as I will be going back to visiting my parents. I found a few things including a pair of shorts which will hopefully fit.

After Costco I laid down and had a little nap and then spent a lot of time throwing the ball for Banks.

It was then time to head for trivia. I really didn’t know anything tonight. I think the only question I knew was:

Which country’s women’s soccer team just won the Olympic gold medal?

Canada

I did leave early so I could get home to walk the dog.

Well Banks and I have been out for a walk and are now heading to bed.

Have fun!

AJ

TriviaTuesday

It was a busy day!

I started the day with a run with Dennis. We went around a very hilly local park but I had a pretty good pace. The best part was the cute guy behind us for the first little bit.

I went directly from tea to a bike ride with my friend Em. It was a lovely day out on the dykes. It was just a leisurely ride, but lovely!

I came home from my bike ride and had a nice nap.

I actually spent most of the day reading a book. It was Real Kind of Love by Sara Rider. I really enjoyed this book and it’s been a while since I’ve read a book in one sitting. It is light and fluffy and a great summer read. I may just get the second in the series.

This afternoon I got my workout done- another NourishMoveLove. It was the 15 Minute Total Body Strength that I think I’m going to feel tomorrow!

Amazingly, for the first time since February, trivia was on. We still aren’t allowed to move from our table, but it was nice to have some normal.

From the first round:

Who has played the grumpy guy in The Odd Couple?

Walter Matthau,Jack Klugmann, Matthew Perry

Name the number one brand in Canada of Ket Chu up, Mustard and Relish.

Heinz, French’s, Bics

Finish this phrase:

Sticky——-

Fingers

What does HVAC stand for?

Heating, ventilation, Air a conditioning

What two states other than Washington border BC?

Idaho, Montana

Name the three tenors:

Pavarotti, Carreras, Felliciano

What does HMCS stand for?

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship

In the music round I only knew the country songs:

Big Green Tractor by Jason Aldean

Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off- Joe Nichols

In Kahoot I was pushing the buttons with my back to the screen so I don’t even know the questions that were asked.

In the fourth round:

Put these shows in order of when they came on the air:

Cheers, Seinfeld, Friends

What does TNA in wrestling stand for?

Total Non Stop Action

Well I have to go home to bed cause I have a busy day tomorrow.

Have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

I really can’t believe it’s Tuesday again so soon! The time is going fast!

Teaching:

The kids were tough today as they always are after a long weekend. It’s like one extra day makes them forget everything!

We got through our last long vowel in phonics today. We also did a little math practice and learned about Groundhog Day, though I never heard if the groundhog saw his shadow. I can’t imagine any west coast one did today! This afternoon we did a mini book on hibernation which will be the end of that before we move onto adaptations.

Exercise:

I met up with Sarah and Dennis for a run after school. Just our usual over to the mill and back. My knee was grumbling slightly but it wasn’t until we were back that I realized I have ran five days in a row. Time for a break!

I also did 45 seconds each side and front for a total of a 2:15 plank. I’m getting there slowly.

Trivia:

In the first round:

Who played Tootsie?

Dustin Hoffman

The music round categories were:

Single Named Artists, “Black” Songs, Misheard Lyrics, Initialed Artists, Songs of 2000

In Kahoot:

Who was the alter ego of Bruce Banner?

The Hulk

In which city was the Wizard of Oz?

Emerald City

Who played second most games in the NHL?

Mark Messier

Which city has a team in all four major leagues in North America?

Detroit

What does the P in PDF mean?

Portable

What is DB Cooper infamous for?

Hijacking a plane

How many nautical miles in a league?

3

Who was the lead singer of Coldplay?

Chris Martin

Which US state is Bon Jovi from?

New Jersey

In the final round:

Who played Super Woman?

Gal Gadot

Who was Ariel in love with?

Prince Eric

How much is mom worth in Scrabble?

7

Which two rivers is Mesopotamia between?

Tigris, Euphrates

Who wrote the Magic Flute?

Mozart

Who played the counsellor in Good Will Hunting?

Robin Williams

Which girl ran around?

Sue

Well I’m off to bed, have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday

It was an okay day, but I’ve been tired all day even after going to bed a half hour early last night.

Teaching:

I now have seven kids who have changed levels in the reading program and I am super happy about that, so happy that we started the day with two prizes for kids who had changed. We then proceeded to work on the long o sound in phonics. One of my little girls finally got tested by the SLP and it’s a bigger problem than expected:(

We started a tiny bit of addition and the kids then had library. I spent my prep walking home for lunch as somehow I went to school with just grapes for lunch. I guess it got me to run my car🤷🏼‍♀️

This afternoon we had silent reading and I took my lowest reading group. The two girls now have all of their sounds and the boy is only missing one- so at least there has been some improvement!

We also worked further on our hibernation work. I love science Asian ways learn things too.

The best part of my day was when my students begged me to read books to them rather than showing a magic school bus video. I love that they love books!❤️❤️❤️

Exercise:

My run was supposed to be later,but Sarah texted to just go ahead without her. Dennis and I ran to the mill and back, but once again it felt tough. I also got my 1:30 plank done. I read during my plank today and that really helped!

Trivia:

I really wanted a nap,but had to pick up milk so did that instead.

It was our regular five for trivia tonight. In the first round:

What animal is Hedwig in Harry Potter?

Owl

What did the main character of Castaway do before he became stranded?

Fed-Ex

Name the first four words in Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield.

Jessie is a friend

What Ed Sheerhan song debuted at #2 in 2017?

Castle on the Hill

Who wrote the Scarlet Letter?

Nathaniel Hawthorne

In the music round the categories were :

P Bands, Single Girl Names, Songs about Pot, Prince and Hits of 2013

We came in second in Kahoot.

What were the initials of the agents in Men in Black?

J&k

What was the name of the princess in 1959 Sleeping Beauty?

Aurora

What was the name of Roy Rogers horse?

Trigger

What does C&H stand for in the sugar world?

California & Hawaii

Which two countries in South America are landlocked?

Bolivia and Paraguay

What is a blow to the back in boxing called?

Rabbit Punch

We didn’t win any drink tonight and ended the night still tied for fourth place overall.

Have fun!

AJ