Friday, August 12, 2016

Five for Friday!

TGIF! Especially for all you teachers that just started back to school this week. Luckily, I still have two and a half weeks before training starts! But once the end of May/beginning of June comes around and all of you are done with school, I will still have a few weeks left and will be jealous of you!


Okay, so I don't know if you heard, but Starbucks is FINALLY bringing almond milk to their stores. YASSSS! And all the non dairy people rejoice! I am! This was seriously probably the best news I've heard all week. BRING ON THE PSLs (Pumpkin Spice Lattes)


I really really REALLY should stay off Pinterest. Every time I go on, I'm like "Oh look! I should add ____ and _____ to my classroom." or "I'm going to change my classroom theme 1 week before school starts!" (That was me two years ago...no lie) Pinterest is a wonderful tool that I love, but it just makes me see more awesome ideas and want to start even more projects for my classroom! But I think this one is worth it...
It's a portable word wall! I used to have an entire bulletin board devoted to a word wall, which would inevitably be blank until November rolled around and I realized I need to add words from after Week 2. I tried using dry erase strips and write the word when students needed it but it was in the back of the room and I was walking back and forth a lot. So I took it down after Christmas Break and used it to display writing instead. But I still wanted to have a word wall. 
So thank you for the inspiration Literacy Spark, Teach Two Reach, and Buggy for First! It's bright ideas like this that make me thankful for social media and Teachers Pay Teachers. I can't wait to show you the end result of mine! 


Like the rest of the world, I have been watching the Olympics all week. (My favorites to watch are swimming, diving, gymnastics, and volleyball!) I loved watching Simone Biles and the rest of the Final Five take the GOLD! And of course, the greatest of all time, Michael Phelps. Especially when he made THIS face, which started a whole meme making frenzy... Here are a few of my favorites that I saw... 

Find and follow these two hilarious ladies on Instagram- @jugglingela and @theclassroomkey

I did it. I finally caved and bought myself my first pair of Tieks! After reading sooo many teacher reviews and hear y'all rave about them, I decided to try them out! Because you know, TREAT YO SELF! (Especially if you are a teacher)
I got a size 8, in cream because they will match everything. I am usually an 8 or 8 1/2 and they told me to size down, which I did. They are snug, but they are supposed to form to your feet. I can't wait to wear them once I go back to school! 

I just had to share this ADORABLY CUTE pineapple print! I have a teeny bulletin board behind my desk where I put student drawings and "love mail" on display. 
And I finished this product this week! My kinda new theme is Chalkboard with Turquoise, Lime Green and Pink (I had like every color in my classroom last year, so I narrowed it down to those three) Grab it here at TPT for only $1 for the first five buyers! 


 And... I had to leave you with one last Michael Phelps meme- Who else shares my love for some GUAC?!?!


Cheers to the weekend!