Friday, July 22, 2016

Five for Friday!

Another summer week has come and gone, and I am still so FAR away from being ready for school! I am excited to do my first link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! 

I am still trying to get my head straight after coming home from a whirlwind trip to Montana and back moving my brother home to Texas! He has finished his 6 years in the Air Force and we are so incredibly happy to have him home. It just seems so surreal! (No, he wouldn't let me drive the U-Haul, but obliged me the staged photo to send to my husband.)

Tuesday, my twin sister and I went to a professional development workshop. Woohoo! Well, kinda. We were the only K/1st folks in a room full of high school teachers. We learned a few neat Google tricks and got some much needed work done since the workshop was in our service center's computer lab! 
I have been wanting to learn Google Forms (I know, I'm late to jump on that bandwagon!), and she walked us through all the ins and outs of how to make them and incorporate them in your classroom. We also saw some neat tricks from Aurasma Studio and 

All About Me Pennant {FREEBIE}    Guided Reading Recording Sheets    Kindergarten Sight Words Folder Note + Checklist

I was feeling the love and posted two FREEBIES and a guided reading product this week! Click the pictures or HERE to go to my TpT store. Go check them out and leave me some feedback!! I may even post some more before the week is over, so keep looking back to see OR click the FOLLOW ME button to receive email updates when new products are posted! 

I have been listening to this song like crazy this week. It speaks so sweetly to my soul. As part of our weekly #teachersintheword challenge, I encourage you to link another favorite worship song in the comments! I'd love to hear what has been speaking to your spirit this week! 

I have been trying to work in my classroom. I am desperately behind and only have TWO weeks before inservice starts. I use the word trying, because I have to bring along two very sweet "helpers." My work time with them is half productive work and the other half cleaning up their "help." Who can resist these two adorable teacher kids!?!? Teacher-Moms, I know you can relate right now! I have also been working at night at school. You know it's bad when you leave at almost midnight and you are actually the first to leave and there are still teachers there laminating and working. We don't do it for the money, do we?

As the summer weeks are flying by, I am trying to soak up all the time I can with my girls. Hope you all are having productive work time and family time! 


  1. Thanks for sharing the song. It is beautiful. Your girls are so cute. In a couple of years they will be the best helpers.

    The Very Busy Kindergarten

    1. Thank you Sue! I'm sure they will! Right now, time at mommy's school is just so much fun!

  2. Cute "helpers"! Don't worry, everything will get done :)

  3. You have such cute little helpers! I love that you went to a workshop for high school teachers (or were they the only teachers that signed up?). I think all ideas can be used to fit our grades.

    Made with Love

    1. It was called "Google in the Social Studies Classroom," but didn't have a specific grade level attached so we thought we were good! Lol. They probably thought we were an alien race with our elementary personality!

  4. The girls seem to be having a wonderful time "helping you". My kids are now 12 and 7. They sit and read for hours. Every now and then I give them a job to do. Then they go back to reading! The kids and I were listening to Glorious Day by Casting Crowns in the car today, and it was just what I needed. Have a good weekend!
    Laughter and Consistency

    1. I LOVE that song! The first time I heard it was in person by Jeff Johnson. So powerful! Thanks Jan!

  5. Precious little helpers! I still remember those days when mine were little. I miss that time, but I'm so glad they are grown now! Enjoy them- the time passes quickly. No, we are not in teaching for the money!
    Teachers Are Terrific!