Five for Friday/Saturday! 8/16/14

OH.MY.WORD. We started school this week and I don't think I've ever been so tired...well maybe last year at this time! I feel like I've been doing nothing but modeling this week. Sooooooooooo much modeling!! It will all be worth it when they're independent in a few weeks!  Any who, I missed Five for Friday with Doddle Bugs Teaching last night because I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer, so I'm linking up just a little late :) 

 In addition to it being the first week of school, my Corbin and I celebrated our anniversary on August 14th. I can't believe it has been 4 years (we've been together for 11)! He truly is my best friend and my biggest supporter. I'm a lucky lady :)

My wonderful husband picked the best time of year to start ripping up our flooring.....NOT! We currently have plywood sub floor all through our kitchen! NO BIG DEAL :)

Seriously, I shouldn't complain. I thought he was going to break his back getting the layers of linoleum off. Bless his heart, he's a keeper. I MUST stop complaining!

We have our new floors! But it's probably going to take a long while to get them in! We carried in 111 boxes last night! I am crazy sore but super excited that they are here!!

Awhile back  I posted the note I am going to send home when my students move to yellow. I thought it was really important that parents understand that we want to make it a teachable moment and that students need to reflect on their actions. The other teachers at my school thought the same thing, but didn't really think the "oops" note was appropriate for the upper elementary grades. So, I talked with them and created one that is a little different for the older students but still focuses on the reflection piece.

Click on any of the images to get your copy or click HERE!

On the second day of kindergarten we read Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes .

 I LOVE Pete and so do all of my kids! We read the book, rocked out to the song and went on a tour of our school. I taught them how to use clipboards and we used these checklists during our tour. The kids loved this!  They felt so "official" walking through the hallways, holding their clipboards and doing real school work!

Click HERE or on the picture to get your free copy!

Have a fabulous week! :)


  1. It is such a pain redoing floors, but totally worth it. I can't wait to see what it looks like!

    Thanks for the awesome checklist! I can't wait to use this with my kinders during the first week of school!

    One Sharp Bunch


    1. Yes, biggest pain ever! But you're right, it will definitely be worth it! Hope your kids like the checklist! :)

  2. Yikes! 111 boxes?! I'm sure it will all be worth it soon. I love the school tour checklist!


  3. Love your wedding pic! It is awesome to be married to your best friend! Ok you're making me sore just talking about moving 111 boxes of flooring. How did you get on top of that stack?? It will all be worth it in the end I am sure. I am with you on the first week tired. We started back this week too and I wasn't able to link up until today also! I totally forget how much we have to train our new littles every year. But we had a lot of fun as well. Good luck with the floor!

    Luv My Kinders

    1. Haha well my husband picked me up and put me on there! I hope your first two weeks OF school have gone well!!