Friday, June 21, 2013

Five for Friday 6-21-13

Hello Friends!
It's that day that we all know and love...FRIDAY!!, which means it's time for another Five for Friday link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!!
Well, I am in full summertime mode this week! Let's see what I can dig up for fun!
1. Kindness of Our Hearts Donation Drive
If you haven't heard yet, I am having a donation drive for my teammate Kathy who was in a bad car accident a few weeks ago. She was severely injured and has a long road to recovery. Thanks to my amazing blogger friends, I was able to put together this donation drive. For a donation of $20, you will receive $250 worth of TPT products!! I am keeping it up for a few more days. If you are interested in contributing, please click HERE to go to the post and read about the accident and what is included in this bundle.
2. Summer Reading!
I have been trying to find ways to keep myself busy this summer. Have you heard of the book "Teach Like a Pirate"?
If you are up for an easy, yet intriguing summer reading, then you should scoop this up. I'm going to do a blog post on this later on this week. It really is enlightening as a teacher to read the tips and ways to rejuvenate ourselves in the teaching profession.
3. TPT Madness
After a 5 month hiatus, I am back to creating on TPT! I am obsessed with classroom décor!!! Here are some packs that I've created so far:
Click on any of the pictures above to take you to my TPT store if you like what you see. I am currently adding some editable parts to each of the packs, as well as a welcome banner and clip chart, all for the same price as listed already!
These are the packs that I'm working on. Keep a look out for:
4. Family Time!!
I am enjoying every minute of family time that I can! I signed my daughter up for gymnastics, swim lessons, and we've been keeping busy at places like the splash pad. There's no time more precious than family time. I love that face...
5. Baby Nursery Clean Out!!
I was hard at work cleaning out my daughter's playroom which will be turned into our new baby's nursery. If I said that I needed a shovel and a wheelbarrow to clean it out, I probably wouldn't be exaggerating much. Thanks to the help of my sister, here is what it looks like now:
Now we need to break out the paint and paint it lavender! It would've been very easy if it was a boy, but that's okay lol.  Since we have another little girl already who is the princess of pink, we decided to go with lavender with this one. This is the bedding set I have my heart set on:
Well that's all folks! What's your Five for Friday! Go and share with Doodle Bugs Teaching!!
I'm off to a weekend full of birthday parties!!


  1. I am reading Teach Like a Pirate also. It is indeed a great read for the summer! Love your new classroom decor. I am such in awe of all the educators that make products on TPT. Your daughter is beautiful!

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

  2. What a sweet thing to do for your teammate. I LOVE your nursery. It is exactly like one that I want...someday! I've been on a hiatus from TpT for several months to and need to get back to creating.

    Literacy Spark

  3. I love the bedding! If I had a girl I would go with that myself- but alas - we are a house of boys! LOL!