Friday, January 4, 2013

Five for Friday

I'm linking up with the adorable blog Doodle Bugs Teaching for a super fun linky! Such a cute idea!  I was thinking about sharing a peek into my week and this is a GREAT way to do that.  I stayed in my pajamas Monday and Tuesday.  It was SO hard to get up early.  I sure did miss my students though! If you started back this week, I hope you had a relaxing week. 


Number 1:  On Monday night my Clemson Tigers beat the LSU Tigers.  I was estatic.  Oh, how I love football!! I'm so proud of my boys and how hard they've worked this year. 

Field goal in the last minutes to win the game. My blood bleeds orange...
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Number 2:  I sent out birthday invitations on Wednesday.  How in the world is my little munchkin' turning 1.  It makes me so sad.  But, I'm definitely not having baby fever (yet). Here's what the invitations look like. Of course they had to be Mickey Mouse, his favorite show!

Number 3:  We received an email from our AP that the administrative team wanted to see our Guided Reading notebooks.  We have not been told what to put in them or what is expected.  So, I was flipping out.  However, I have bought so many great packets on Guided Reading that I knew what should be included.  Drum Roll...after school today she gave me my notebook back and said it looked fabulous! Yay!  I've been nervous ALL day.  Thank you to Pinterest and Teachers Pay Teachers.

Number 4: One of my students who is repeating this year came up to me at the end of the school day and told me that he was going to miss me.  I told him no worries because he'd see me on Monday.  Then, he told me that he was moving.  He said his dad told him that since he got in trouble at school (one of the other teachers that help him with his reading called his dad) that he had to go to another school.  I was so upset.  I've worked so hard helping this little boy.  This is my second year having him.  His brother is in my class as well. I asked him if they were moving and he looked at me like I was crazy and said no.  Then, my little boy said, "I lied to you.  I thought it would be funny.".  My heart just sank.  Why, oh, why!

Number 5: I finally uploaded my new packet to Teachers Pay Teachers.  My students love to read and write around the room. I thought they'd love to read new words each month that are related to each month.  All 12 months are included.  This is biggest packet yet.  I am so excited about it. If you download the preview, you'll get the January Read and Write the Room portion for free.  Hope you and your students enjoy!

I hope y'all have had a great Friday!  Link up and let us know about your week or Friday, too. 

Lots of love,


  1. Those birthday invitations are adorable! Yeah on getting awesome feedback on your GR notebook. :) It is always nice to get positive feedback from your administration.

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

    1. Thank you! It is always nice to get compliments from administration. Thanks for dropping by. Your blog is adorable. :-)

  2. Thanks so much for linking up with me!!

    You should do a post and share your Guided Reading notebook.

    :o) Kacey

    1. Thank you for the linky. Great idea! A post on Guided Reading may be coming soon. Thanks, Kacey! :-)