Five for Friday

Good morning!!  I know I keep saying it, but I can't believe how quickly this summer flew by!!!  Next week is my last FULL week of summer.  I know some of you are like me, and have already been back in your classrooms, but it feels so nice to know that I can come and go as I please!  It's crazy to think that starting August 4, I'll be back there FULL TIME!!

This morning I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

I am so thankful this week for my amazing hubby!  We are both teachers, so we understand when the other begins to get stressed out about school stuff.  This week we have been tagging teaming who gets to go to work when.  My wonderful hubby even let me sneak out to Starbucks one morning this week so I could get some work done while he stayed home with the kiddos before we had friends over for the day!

This week I am so thankful for the friends that we have in town.  It has been so hard being away from our friends that we went to college with.  My best friend from college had a baby girl about a year ago, and then my best friend from home had her baby earlier this year.  We hardly ever get to see these wonderful ladies, and they have helped make me who I am today!  We have made some amazing friends here in Arizona too, but it seems like we had a wonderful friend moving away EVERY YEAR!!  Last year we lost TWO amazing friends in the same week!!  AWFUL!!  I am very thankful for time that we are able to spend with the friends we have in town, and that we are able to have our kids grow up together.  I don't know what I would do without these amazing moms who know what it is like when I want to pull my hair out because my little man just doesn't want to listen! Plus it's nice to have a friend to go thrift store shopping with, or get a coffee with kids in tow!!

Going into my classroom has been a SLOW process.  During the summer they stack all of our furniture up, so when I went into my classroom before Vegas it was still all against the wall.  While I was there the guys told me they would move it back for me.  Well, a week after Vegas and it was still all against the wall.  I spent an hour Sunday night moving furniture back, and removing one bulletin board to change it out!

I am so excited for my new idea that I am going to be using my classroom this year!!  In the past  have spent about a week in November talking about what we are thankful for with my class.  This year,  I am excited that we are going to do this WEEKLY!!  I think I am going to call it Thankful Thursday!!  Every Thursday I am going to give my kids one of these cards, and they are going to write or draw something that they are thankful for.  Then, at the end of the year they are going to have these awesome look books of things they are thankful for!  I can't wait to see how they turn out!!

This last one is very sad for me, and something that I have slowly come to be okay with over the course of the week.  I started a teacher Pinterest account, after realizing that I was pinning a lot to do with teaching.  I would go on binge pinning events where I was pinning stuff for my kiddos, my sister's wedding, and other non school related events.  I created two Pinterest accounts then, using two different emails, and even kept them on two different browsers.  Earlier this week my personal account DISAPPEARED!!  I don't know what happened, or where it went.  I was so sad though because I had YEARS worth of pins on there, and so many amazing recipes that we LOVED!!  Somehow, it reappeared on Wednesday afternoon!  I was on a new personal account I had made, which I have now deactivated, and I was able to find my old account.  Earlier in the week it wasn't showing up at all!!  I am SO HAPPY it is back!!  My teacher Pinterest account is starting to look pretty though, with custom boards and everything.  :)


  1. I'm so happy you were able to re-access your Pinterest account!! Woohoo! And your hubby is super sweet!! They totally make life special! :)

  2. I LOVE the Thankful Thursday idea - I might even borrow that idea! Did you get to the Grand Canyon yet?

  3. I've heard of people having two pinterest accounts. Do you have to log in/out of them to get to the other? Or can you link them together? I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Beyond The Gradebook


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