Friday, August 2, 2013

Just in the nick of time...Five for Friday

Okay... Who flipped my calendar to August?!! I was hanging out, watching TV, making things on the computer and BAM! August. <insert crybaby face here>
Okay, I'll stop being over dramatic now. This means school starts in less than 2 weeks for me. It's definitely go time and I can't even write out my to do lists fast enough. I did make it to Doodle Bugs Teaching Five for Friday Linky party though. Yeay!

My week did start off pretty great because my pens went on sale at Office Depot. Yipee!! I love these pens, but love them even more whenever I can get a deal on them. They were 7 bucks for 12 pens! They do bleed, so they aren't for my calendar, but they are perfect for writing notes and grading papers. My favorite color of the bunch is PURPLE!
I broke out the mod podge again.... dun dun dun! It wasn't so bad this time. I wanted to take my mailboxes back to my room, but I hadn't fixed the labels like I planned. I'm not sure if I mentioned that we can't leave any "furniture" of our own in the classroom over summer at my school. My Crafty Teacher Room looks a mess during the summer! I just bring so much stuff back home over the summer. 
The good news was that I was pretty much forced to re-do my mailboxes. I knew I wanted to re-number them and really wanted to use my washi tape. I tried the washi tape over the labels, but my tape was much too transparent. So, with the advice of my instagram friends *wink* (thanks friends!) I put address labels over my mailbox labels [Photo 1]. 
Then, I placed a strip of washi tape over them [Photo 2]. They look beautimous! I numbered the labels with a black sharpie as well. Of course, I doubt that this would hold up once my second graders got their grubby little hands in there. So, I decided to cover the labels with clear packing tape. Seems pretty sturdy. I'll show you more photos once the entire thing is done. 
I did make it to my classroom for a few hours this week. I don't go very often because my commute is 45 minutes. I went with the intention of rearranging some of my furniture and setting up my desk. Unfortunately, I'm sure I spent 20% of my time unpacking and 80% talking to ....EVERYBODY. I can be such a Chatty Cathy! And hello! I like EVERYONE. Also, apparently, not everyone has a Facebook account at my school. Whaaaaaaat?? Yeah. Crazy. So... my class is still looking pretty sad. 

My niece and I had a lunch date with my hubby! We've been planning on going to lunch all summer. I think next week is going to be filled with all the things I said I was going to do all summer. This should be interesting because I'll also be getting all my back to school projects done as well. What a juggling act that is going to be. 

We stopped in at a local library, which is currently displaying some of Doug Hansen's illustrations and sketches. He published Mother Goose in California and Aesop in California. The first book is a beautiful ABC book (which we own). Of course my favorite little missy was more interested in checking out books. She was thrilled to find her favorite The Very Hungry Caterpillar! I managed to talk her into checking out some of his other books as well.

Remember how I mentioned I was reformatting my Common Core stuff! Probably not, and that's okay. I finished!!! O-M-G!! Feels like it took years! I'm pretty sure it was only days. Anyways, I finished it all and bundled it. That means all of the Common Core planning materials...all 42 a portrait format are being sold together! It'll be marked down to $3.00 for the first 48 hours! Check it out by clicking HERE.

Okay friends, it's been one fun-filled week. Enjoy your weekend!


  1. You've been busy! I talk too much when I should be working too! Usually I try to go in before everyone else arrives for that very reason! I need to redo my cubbies too but they are big enough for the kids to craw into. I'm not joking!! Lots of work. Cute blog. I'm a new follower!

    1. I really should go before people get there because I am TERRIBLE. I went today (Sunday) and it was so quiet. Perfect for getting work done. I'm jealous! I wish I had huge cubbies. Although, I bet my kids would leave way to much stuff in them.
      Thanks for following!