Friday, February 20, 2015

Five for Friday

Linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! 

Yesterday something beautiful happened! (Any guesses?!) My blog redesign was installed! I am so happy with it! I've wanted to have my blog professionally designed for over a year now (with a pervious blog). But with Vegas in my future, I decided to make that dream a reality! 

Last Friday I stayed at school to organize some NEVER organized spots in my classroom. This was one of the results. We call this guy R2D2-and he's always a mess! So I organized all the cords and now each iPad has a spot! It's great to be able to lock them up and let them charge at the same time. :) 

I am redoing my library! Here's a picture of what I was doing: 
But then I came up with a better solution to label my books without a million stickers! I will do a full post on this when I finish! Basically I have all the information I want my kids to have about the book on ONE label. YES! ONE! Genius. I've been using three stickers, so this felt like a major win! I made these sweet buggy labels for the book bins. 

VEGAS! I know this is old news, but my house is a BUZZ with talk of Vegas. Even my husband rushed to check something off of my "Make Vegas Happen" checklist. I'm so excited to be going because last year I was dreaming of going "someday." Well sweet friends, someday is today! (Actually July 9th!) It's amazing how, in the last 6ish months my dreams have changed from being a true dream, to being a goal. Hard work y'all-it's worth it. :) 

We had a four day week with our kiddos. Our State test practice run is next Monday and Tuesday-say a prayer for us. 

What have you been up to this week? 


  1. I love your new blog design! It's so bright and cheerful :) Way to go with the organizing this week… I should probably try and get on that too. I'm looking forward to Vegas too, and hopefully will meet you there!
    The Starr Spangled Planner

  2. Great new blog design! I'm excited for you to go to Las Vegas! I teach 3rd grade, too, in Massachusetts so I just signed up to follow you!

  3. Congrats on 1) the gorgeous new blog design 2) organising those iPads- I've so many areas I need to sort and 3) Making Vegas happen!!!! As I live in the UK I think this will always be a dream- I'm in Vegas at Easter for our holiday but sadly TpT and all of my lovely IG/ blogger friends won't be there :( Enjoy the rest of your week and I am sure the pre-tests will be fab Xx

  4. Your blog looks great! I can't wait to read your post about your classroom library. I have been looking at ideas for what to do with mine, so I can use all the ideas I can get. Congrats on being able to go to Vegas! It's encouraging because maybe someday is what I am saying this year. {So maybe next year for me!}

  5. I love love love your blog design! Have an amazing time in Vegas!!!

  6. Loving the new blog!!! I bet your classroom library looks fantastic with your updates!