Friday, August 9, 2013

Five For Friday - August 9th Linky Party

Happy Friday! I'm so glad Five For Friday is back from Doodle Bugs Teaching. I love this linky! Basically, you just share five random things from your week. So here are my five...

1. Today is my last day off before school officially starts! We had two days of professional development this past week, but we go back Monday for a full week's worth. Just 10 days until the first day of school! And only 7 days until I get to meet my kiddos! Can you tell I'm a little excited?? So to celebrate my last official day of summer vacation, I spent it being incredibly lazy. Slept in, watched excessive amounts of Gossip Girl (my guilty pleasure Netflix show, don't judge me), ate candy, and did some online (window) shopping. It was pretty perfect :)

Lewis enjoying a lazy afternoon with Mom.

I'm seriously crushing on this monogram phone case from Put A Case on Me!

2. Teacher Week 2013 Linky Party

Have you guys heard about the big linky party going on over at Blog Hoppin next week? I am so stoked! I'm planning my big classroom reveal for their Tuesday linky. My MIL took some adorable pictures this week and I am itching to share them!

3. And speaking of classroom is the sneak peek I posted on my Facebook page last night. Excuse my dorky face...haha. What do you think? ;) 

4. Everyday Editing from Jeff Anderson. Have you guys read this book? We had a professional development meeting this week about it and I really liked what he had to say! One of his main points about teaching editing and grammar makes so much sense to me... Why do we spend so much time teaching our students grammar and editing by looking at incorrect sentences? Why do we spend so much time finding what's wrong with sentences instead of finding what's right? Anderson encourages inviting students to see what authors do correctly and then applying those same concepts to their own writing. I can't wait to read more from him and use this with my students. It was such a teaching "duh" moment for me. Don't you love those? ;)

5. And finally, a little inspiration for all of us that are heading back to school soon. 

Teach fabulous, my friends! :)


  1. I think we should become blogging buddies and post each other's stuff! Cause I'm pretty sure we were supposed to be friends!! : )

  2. I love your door! I meet my kids on Tuesday evening for "Meet the Teacher" night, so I'll be getting my room ready ALL weekend. Perfect timing for the classroom reveal though :)

  3. Your blog is super cute! So glad I found you! Your door is looking fabulous!! The kids will love those bright colors! I have one week left of summer "technically" but know much of it will be spent in the classroom. I am hoping to spend at least a couple more days doing exactly what you did today! :)

    Learning to the Core

  4. I guess I will never be forgotten by the cleaning guy because I leave glitter everywhere. I'm pretty sure he doesn't like me very much! I can't wait to see the big classroom reveal!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'