Saturday, June 15, 2013

Five For Friday! FINALLY summer edition!

Happy Friday  Saturday Friends!
I started writing this on Friday night but got side tracked ( see below).

I am linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for the weekly Friday Linky Party.

1. Since I was too exhausted/ busy/ barely holding on to my sanity last Friday I never got a chance to share this cute little gift that I made for next years 2nd graders. Every end of school year we do an up/ down day with the 1st and 3rd graders.  The 1st graders come to visit 2nd grade and the 2nd graders go back and visit the 1st grade rooms. Then we do the same with 3rd grade. The 2nd graders get to go see what 3rd grade is like and the 3rd graders come back to see how much they have grown since 2nd grade. This year though, because we knew class lists ahead of time we only switched for our actual students for next year, instead of everybody touring through our room. I really super loved it and it was fun to see my next years students for the rest of the week waving and smiling at me.

So because I was going to get to meet my actual students I decided to get them a little gift so they would be excited about me and 2nd grade. It is a glow bracelet. I can totally do something cuter with the tag ( and will for next year). But its not bad for a spur of the moment thought!
2. When I was working on end of the year reports I happened across this little note that one of my peanuts had written to me during her assessment. I had written her back while she was working but I forgot about it....finding that stuff or re-reading notes from them during this time of year always hits me like a ton of bricks....I miss my kiddos!
#3. Wednesday was one of the best days of my life! My sister in law and my best friend and I went to go see Fleetwood Mac in concert! My best friend and I actually saw them EXACTLY 10 years ago to the date of seeing them this time. ( June 12th, 2003! Crazy!) It was amazing! Fleetwood Mac is my ALL TIME FAVORITE band!
This is a horrible picture but it is of Lindsay Buckingham playing his guitar. They had his image blown up on a giant screen behind him. *sigh and swoon*
#4 Now for the reason I got sidetracked! We had my nephew and my niece ( who is also my God daughter) over for a sleepover. Adding 2 extra kids to the mix is always a crazy but fun time. Needless to say I got nothing done. ( Including finishing this blog post.) But look at those faces! Can you blame me? :)

#5 Professional Summer Reading List. The book on the left is my Sitton Spelling book. That is the spelling program we use at our school. This was the first year we used it and now that I have a better understanding of it, I want to review and see what things I can do better for next year. Plus I want to type up the word list to make cards for my word wall. The one on the right is Debbie Diller's math stations book. TRES excited to read that one! I love Debbie Diller and already do Literacy Work Stations based on her book. I am excited now that we are getting a new math curriculum with units to finally be able to implement some of her station ideas.

Before I go I wanted to let you know about an awesome giveaway that I am a part of. My very best bloggy buddy Angela over at Hippo Hooray for 2nd Grade is having a 3 day giveaway to celebrate 300 followers! So stop over and check that out!
Well, that's all for me. Now that my online class is officially finished I will finally have time to create again! Happy summer to me!


  1. I found your blog on Five for Friday.
    I enjoyed reading your post. That is such a great idea about moving students either up/down at the end of the year. I bet the students had fun. I love finding new 2nd grade teachers to follow and share ideas with. I am your newest. Take Care.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

    1. Funny! I guess I am already following you. I need to post you on my blog so I remember your site. Doing that right now. :)

  2. Fleetwood Mac?! That is SO COOL!!! And I super love those gifts you gave your babies for next year. That is awesome that you got to meet your kiddos already. We don't find out who we're getting until mid-July...

  3. You already got to meet your students?!? How fun! I bet that takes away from the stress for them...I love that idea! I am your newest follower!
    Two Friends In First

  4. I'm doing dollar days linky--this summer it will be every week! I featured you on my post! Come by and link up!

    1. I saw that and I was SUPER excited about it! Thanks!!


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