Friday, April 26, 2013

My First Five for Friday and Some Florida Blog Hop Fun!!!

Haaaaaapppy Friday Friends!!

I feel like shouting it from the rooftops!! Only 5 more Fridays left before the end of the school year. Crazy how time flies!! I definitely had a very busy & productive Friday. Today I'm linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for my first Five for Friday!


Here's what's been going on in my week:

1. I told you that I had a very busy and productive Friday. This is because our first grade team had our annual Spirit 400 Race to Recycle. We do this every year during the week of Earth Day. Our littles create "race cars" out of boxes and recycled goods. Then as a class, we go around our bus loop and practice sorting recyclables into the correct bins (paper, plastic, aluminum). It was a huge event this year. Here's some fun pictures of our day!

2. We continued to work on our poetry unit from the fabulous Christina at Sugar and Spice.

If you are looking for an amazing, awesome poetry unit for young learners, this is top notch. This is my 2nd year using this Poetry Party unit and my kids love it. This week we focused on Haiku poems and Diamante Antonym poems. Find her wonderful poetry unit HERE!!

3. I am 16 weeks pregnant!! I can't complain...besides some headaches, I'm feeling pretty good. Here's a picture of my bump!

4. We are finally putting up a fence in our backyard. My husband and father in law put it up and did a great job! I'm so excited that I can let the dogs out without having to walk them on a leash!!! :-)

5. I'm hard at work on my latest freebie which will be featured as a part of a Florida Blog Hop tomorrow night beginning at 7:00 pm. Join the hop for lots of freebies from some rockin' bloggers!! Don't forget to stop back tomorrow!!! :-)

Also...don't forget to join my facebook page for Learning Is Something To Treasure!! There will be tons of giveaways beginning this weekend. Click HERE to "like" my page!!

Well that's about all for my Friday!! See you all tomorrow for the big Florida Blogger Hop!!!

Have a Fabulous Friday!,


  1. Wow, Race to Recycle is so great! What a fun idea to celebrate Earth ! The kiddos look adorable in their race cars.

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  2. I just love Race to Recycle! And your baby bulge is adorable! I am also looking forward to our little Florida Blog Hop!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. The Race to Recycle could not have been ANY CUTER! :) I'm Brandee, your newest follower! :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  4. Oh my those box cars are wonderful:)
    Love your baby bump!! So cute!!

    The Busy Busy Hive

  5. The box cars are adorable, BUT not more adorable than your little bump! Congratulations! How exciting! 5 more Fridays here too! WhooooHooo! =)

    A+ Firsties

  6. Love the Race to Recycle and the recycled race cars! Do the students do this at home and bring them in or is this a project done at school? I found you on Sunny Day's favorite blog linky and am your newest follower! Congrats on pregnancy!

  7. Hi Lisa! I haven't been by in awhile! Congrats on your baby!!

    The Race to Recycle is such a cute idea. Looks like the kiddos had a lot of fun. I may have to grab that poetry unit. I really struggle with teaching poetry - maybe that is just what I need. Thanks for sharing!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  8. Look at your little baby bump! So cute! :) Congrats! P.S. It was your blog that I won the flip-flop stick from, right? I am obsessed!!!!!!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  9. Oh my goodness, those race cars are awesome! Congrats on the baby bump!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade