Five For Friday! Yes, I'm still alive!

Hello my long lost blogging friends!
 It's been a couple weeks since my last post! Back to school has been busy, busy, busy!
 School is definitely settling in, yet I don't seem to be any less busy (insert long sigh here). With that being said, I have some amazing kids this year and am really enjoying my time with them!  Today I am  linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky party!

Where shall I begin?!

Let's start with my classroom! I've been in school for a little over a month and haven't got around to posting classroom pics until now.
****Warning, there are a TON of pics in this post. So sorry!

Literacy stations are moving along quite nicely! My students are almost completely independent (woohoo!)!
Here's a couple of pics of what we've been up to this past week.

I have been sooo impressed with my kids during Writing Workshop! Last year we started using Lucy Calkin's Pathways to the Common Core writing program. The program is great and my kids have really taken ownership of their work and they LOVE when it's time for Writing Workshop!
Here they are in action!

"We are having a party. I am having fun!"

"My family is outside".

My dear friend Nicole just had her first baby! I went for a visit last Friday night! She is way too precious :)

For those of you who have been following my blog, you know that we have been in the middle of some pretty big renovations! We've been working on our kitchen and floors throughout the house. My husband seriously is the best. He works so hard and puts up with my "rare" unpleasantness about the mess!

Needless to say, I am sooo excited about our progress! AND I've actually helped quite a bit with the floor. :)

It's still in progress....we still need to put up baseboard trim and finish some other small little projects but I have a working kitchen and it's PRETTY too! :)

That's all for today!
I hope you all have an amazing weekend!


  1. Your classroom is precious! I am totally loving your "Love For The Teacher" board. That is a stinkin' cute idea! It looks like your school year is going well! I am having a difficult time getting back into blogging too :)
    Missing Tooth Grins

    1. Thanks Alisha! But it's not quite as cute as yours!!

  2. I love your little furniture in your room! I am addicted to small kids furniture.... it is a problem really! :) I also love the "for the teacher" board - I really need to have one of those to save all that they bring me! I like your literacy centers also - did you purchase those items or did you make them yourself? I was wondering where I might find them for Daily 5 word work! Glad I found your blog on the Five for Friday! :)

    1. Hey Alex! I made the literacy station cards :) Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. The floor is looking beautiful. The kitchen looks great, I really love the subway tile backsplash. Your room looks super cute too! I want those little chairs you have in your library. Your kiddos are doing such a great job with their writing already...woo hoo! I totally get ya on being super busy. I sooo forget how the beginning of the year is...glad your class is doing so well. Have a great week friend!

    Luv My Kinders

    1. Hey Laura! The kitchen is coming along but now all of the living room stuff is in the kitchen so we can do the floors in there :) oh lovely renovations! Just fyi, I DO NOT love my chairs! They stain really easy and that drives me nuts! I just bought some hard plastic, pink ones to swap out. Hope your year is going fabulously so far! Have a great week!!