Five for Friday

Well, this is my first Five for Friday Linky!  So let me start by saying a thank you to Doodle Bugs Teaching!  I am so excited!  This one is a lot of fun!

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So here goes…

1. I have been super busy trying to read a bunch of books from the stack on my bed and most of them were really good.  I finished this one today!  It is probably my favorite of the group!

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2. My wonderfully sweet kindergarten daughter is beginning to make me crazy!  This stay at home stuff is not for me!   I cannot wait to get back to school to my 30 (yes, 30) 5th graders!  I think she is ready to be back to school as well!  😉

3. I have a ton of grading to get done this weekend, but to encourage myself I went on a Scentos Marker Spending Spree today at Michaels!  They have a TON of them there!  Super cute Valentine’s ones as well as an entire endcap of other colors and scents.  I was in heaven!  If you have not tried them, you should!  They are so much fun to write with and I love the smells!

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4. I will be starting a unit on Geometry once we get back to school.  I am beginning to try to find and create resources for this unit.  If you know of any good ideas, let me know!  🙂  I have already made up a couple of fun ones!

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5. I found a ton of amazing clip art on this wonderful site.  Just go to: http://www.mycutegraphics.com!  They are super cute and really easy to download and use.  If you are using them, you just need to provide a link back to the site!  I am a clip art junkie and this site is fantastic!

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Hope everyone has a fabulous Friday!  I hope to be blogging a lot more in 2013, so stay tuned for some freebies, pictures of ideas, and links to great sites!

Wishing everyone an amazing 2013!

Currently…for the first time…

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OK, here goes… This is my first of these, so I hope I get it all right!  Thanks to Meghan Farley over at Oh’Boy 4th Grade for coming up with such a great idea!  I love the idea of self-reflection, the key is just finding the time to do it!  I need to start posting more often on my blog and that is one of my New Year’s Resolutions!  Hopefully taking part in linky parties and following a lot of other blogs will keep me focused!

I don’t know about any of you, but for me there is not enough time in the day!  I need to get organized and trim off the distractions in my world!  I tell me kiddos at school to “focus” all of the time and now it is time for me to take my own advice!  If you are a blogger and you visit my page, leave me a link to your blog in the comments, I am always looking for great ideas for my classroom!

Wishing everyone has a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013!