Thursday, July 30, 2015

Five For Friday {July 31}


This week has been jammed packed with getting ready to head back to school!

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I broke out one of my favorite back to school items this week, my Silhouette machine, and gave it a really good workout to start the week!


I was so excited to get into my classroom and get this board set up.  My goal this year is to simplify and organize!  I wanted a math center structure that would be easy for students to follow and easy for me to manage!


I posted this picture on Instagram and several people asked about my board.  So, it is now uploaded in my store!  There are two versions in my store, this one from my room and the one I made for my neighbor who uses primary colors in her room.


Click on the picture above to check them out in my store!
Or click Here for bright colors or Here for primary colors.

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I decided that with school starting back up and my girls being crazy busy with their dance lives I needed to organize myself.  I need to make sure I am scheduling time to blog and create.  So, I found this fun planner and got busy organizing my life!

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I walked into my classroom today to this nice little surprise……


It may not seem like much, but I have been begging for a horse shoe table for years now…and I finally have one!  It really doesn’t take much to make me happy!

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My husband and I got to spend last weekend in the coolness of Show Low!  We went up for my school’s leadership retreat, my husband was asked to speak to the group about Growth Mindset.  It doesn’t matter how many times I listen to him speak, I am always amazed by what a great job he does!

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This week has been chock full of group texts and coffee with my tribe folks.  I don’t know what I would do without their humor, creativity, and advice!  I am so thankful for all of them!  Mrs. 3rd Grade, The Kinder Garden, The Creative Classroom, you ladies are amazing and I am so blessed to call you my friends.

I also was blessed to have a coffee chat with Maribel from Learning in Wonderland this week.  She had some amazing advice to share with me and I am so thankful for her friendship! 
It’s hard to believe that this was our last week of summer.  Teachers report back on Tuesday and students start on the 10th.  I can’t wait to meet my new kiddos and get this year off to a great start!

Blessings everyone!


  1. Ah, I go back next week too! I love your math centers!!! I am looking to try something a little bit different this year and I love this idea. Enjoy your weekend! :) -Kristen Moore to Learn

  2. I don't teach math anymore but your math centers look amazing! Will share with my team.

  3. Love that must do/ may do page. I don't have a classroom so I don't need the whole packet though. Decisions, decisions! You will love your horse shoe table. It really does make a huge difference in small group instruction!

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  4. How awesome that you got a horseshoe table!! I would love to have a table like that for guided reading, but I just don't have the room in my classroom. Have fun getting your room ready for the new year!!

    Carlee Van Ness
    The Kindergarten Press

  5. Funny how those little things make a huge difference. I asked for a kidney table since I missed having one last year and got one too. Those tables are awesome for small groups. Have a great weekend!

    Team J's Second Grade Fun