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Friday, July 25, 2014

Five For Friday!

Hey y'all...

{can I say that as a California girl?? Oh, sure, what the heck. If spending 3 years on the Mississippi gulf coast, being baptized in that murky water, and living through the experience of Hurricane Katrina doesn't earn me some southern stripes, then I don't know what will!} 

...I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a Five for Friday Linky Par-tay!



Here we go...




Okay, this Ipsy Glam Bag was the highlight of my week! You can read more about Ipsy here. Loving the bronzer and the cherry lip and cheek stain is not as scary as I thought. 


I'm so excited to be going to first grade this year. I'm currently a little overwhelmed, but I know it's going to be a blast! I was so excited to order this book to read on the first day of school. 


Moving to first grade led to this lovely project. Going through all my files and separating out stuff that I can't use with lil firsties. I did a TON of purging...a few things are coming to first...and I'm left with one, 1, uno, yes I said ONE bankers box of 3rd grade files. I don't know how I did that people, but I did it. There was lots of squishing and smooshing involved. 


Before, during, and after the file purging and organizing my dining room has been accumulating school projects. One of those being transitioning some things into binders instead of a file cabinet. 

This is a tiny picture of the chaos going on in that room. I'm pretty sure the weeks prior to school starting is my husbands least favorite time of year. He's super, like really, really super OCD so this mess drives him bonkers. It's safe to say that we haven't had dinner at the dining table in quite some time. 



Just finished this book and it was ah-mazing!! Like total amazeballs! Blew my mind. Loved it so much I read the whole stinkin' thing in a day and a half...that's 297 pages folks!! Okay so I skimmed a few of them, but still, I was completely hooked. I'm still wrapping my mind around the whole instructional aspect of teaching writing with the traits. I'm sure some future posts will emerge from this current love affair.

Well that's all I've got. 

Enjoy the weekend you beautiful people you!

14 comments :

  1. My dining room is my storage area too! Good luck in first grade!!

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    1. Thanks Becky! I'm really excited about it :)

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  2. I think everyone's homes are full of teaching stuff...it appears as though we all teach at home! I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Sarah
    Beyond The Gradebook

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    1. Will do! Thanks for the heads up :)

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  3. My dining room looks just like that...glad I'm not the only one. Our school uses 6+1 too.
    Kovescence of the Mind

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    1. I’d love to hear any thoughts on 6+1…I’m still processing it all :)

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  4. I love saying y'all too! I may sound ridiculous being a So Cal girl, but after reading blogs and going to the TpT conference in Vegas, I can't help it! Good luck in 1st grade!
    Kristen
    Easy Teaching Tools

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    1. It’s such a catchy little phrase isn’t it!

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  5. My living room coffee table looks like your dining room table. I need to reorganize my things too, but I just keep buying more things on TPT...I have problems. Good luck in First Grade. If you are in the Bay Area, let me know if you'd be interested in doing a blogger meet-up sometime in October.
    The Traveling Teacher

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    1. I would love an October meet-up! Let’s chat more about that :)

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  6. I love having an OCD husband when it comes to no dirty dishes in the sink but this time of the year it makes me a little crazy! I'm dying for my own craft room/ office where I can make as many messes as I want :P You have to do a few post on your favorite parts from 6+1

    Hope
    Teaching with Hope

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    1. OCD husbands definitely have their perks ;o)

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  7. Do you like Ipsy? I was just looking at it today and I was on the fence about trying it, it looks like a good deal! Good luck in first, I love that grade!

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    1. Thanks! I’m really excited about being with the little ones. I like Ipsy. I think for $10 it’s just a fun girly thing to do each month. I don’t know that I’d love or use every single product that I get each month, but it’s still fun to try new stuff :)

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