Five for Friday...or Saturday! {Lots of Pictures & a Freebie}

WOW!  This has been a crazy week!  Finally, getting back to a routine and able to blog...yay!


1. MIA
I was MIA all week due to being back to work and hubby being out of town.  I give a lot of credit to all the single parents out is exhausting! Since I was gone I wanted to make sure I had a fun blog post for you :)

2. Classroom
I finished my classroom!  I am so excited for how it looks!  I call it Dr. Seuss for big kids :)

3. Birthday!
My birthday was yesterday and it was absolutely wonderful!  My coworkers all sang Happy Birthday to me in our meeting, a few of us went to lunch and I was serenaded my the waiters at the Mexican restaurant, my dear friend brought me chocolate covered strawberries from edible arrangements, and my BFF endure my birthday workout at Cross Fit with me.  My hubby asked me what I wanted and I asked for him to go out of his comfort zone and help the boys make me something.  He did a fabulous job with them in just one day, see below to see what I received!

4. Cross Fit
I am proud of myself, and my BFF, for keeping up with our workouts now that school has started back.  Everyday we remind ourselves we have a 4:15 appointment with our friend and coach.  Just looking at going to workout as a personal appointment has made a huge impact on ensuring we workout everyday.

5. Reading Response Notebooks
Each night my students are to read 30 minutes and write a response to their reading.  I usually use a large paper cutter to cut spiral notebooks in half for these response journals, however this year I am trying composition notebooks.  I had my hubby cut them in half with a saw, apparently a table saw would work better...note from hubby :). I glued a small piece a of ribbon to the back cover so students can mark the page they are on, and then glued the weekly assignments on the front inside cover.

Here is a FREEBIE for you!  If you like the Reading Response Journals I have posted the link to my weekly assignment page for you.  Note: I did change "is" to "are" in the direction sentence :)  Please leave feedback if you download it...THANK YOU!


  1. your room looks fantastic! Love the Kagan numbers on your desk. I just taped mine down yesterday!

    Happy belated birthday!

    Hodges Herald

  2. I love your classroom! It looks fantastic! Happy (late) Birthday!
    It is crazy how exhausting setting up the classroom can be.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
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  3. Man, I'm so jealous of everyone else's finished (and big) rooms! I'm still wrapping up the final touches on mine!

    Happy belated b-day!

    Sweet Rhyme – Pure Reason
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  4. I love the colors of your room...What did you use for the kids names on their desk? I like them alot!

    Rosie's Rambles

  5. I love your room! It looks great, and how fun to get the birthday freebies.

  6. Love all the Dr. Seuss stuff in your room! So cute!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  7. I left feedback, but also wanted to say thank you for the freebie! You room looks great! I love the Dr. Seuss theme as well! My Lorax sits in my classroom tree also! (Where else?!?) Have you ever seen the musical Seussical the Musical?? You would LOVE it! Enjoy a new year and keep going with the CrossFit! You deserve those appointments! :)

  8. Happy belated birthday! Love your room - it looks amazing - it matches your blog :)


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