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Friday, March 8, 2013

Five on Friday

Well, it's been a lllloooonnnggg week! I feel like I've been away from blogland and all of my teacher friends for age because lately I haven't even had time to blog stalk! Things have been all kinds of busy with me.

So I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to show you what I've been up to.


1) Yosemite 
Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend time in one of the most beautiful places in the world.

I didn't take this picture but I did stand in this exact spot. Such a beautiful view! 

We spent the three days in these great little cabins with 3 of my childhood friends and their husbands/boyfriends. The cabins were inside the park and pretty amazing. We had a full kitchen, cable TV and a fireplace. Now that's my kind of roughing it!

I did brave the elements and hiked around the valley floor and drove up the hill to play in the snow. It was my first time snowshoeing! So fun! 

Lots of beautiful scenery, good food, good wine and good friends! Couldn't ask for anything more! 

2) Giveaways 
While I was away in the woods, some of my favorite bloggers posted about giveaways for their big milestones. I was so excited to donate prizes to these amazing ladies! 

Donna of Hokie Teach is hosting her 100 follower giveaway. There are a whole bunch of gems in her giveaway including my Frindle Novel Study

Amanda and Stacia from Collaborative Cuties , are also having a giveaway!

 So many amazing products in this one too, including my Graphic Organizers for Any Novel

If you haven't entered already, GO! Enter now before it's too late! 

On the school front.........

3) Fact Trackers 

We are knee deep in science everywhere you look! I'm trying to cover EVERYTHING before our state science test in April. I've been integrating like crazy so that I can sneak it all in.

I just used this book as we continued our weather unit this week. I love the American Revolution one too!  These are so kid-friendly and make tough subjects much easier to understand. They are a third grade reading level  but still full of great content which is really helpful since I have so many students reading below grade level this year.

4) Really Good Stuff
I got a package this week! Guess what was inside?!?!?


Integrating Science with Reading Instructions Book - Grades 5-6

 Really Good Book Exhibit™ Display Stand
I am loving both of my new goodies! And I am also very proud of myself for only ordering two items. That is a first! 

5) Starbucks to the Rescue 

(Get this adorable sign HERE

I normally stick with chai tea lattes but this week I had to up the ante a little bit and go for old stand by.  I don't know what it is about this week (maybe it was being away for the weekend, or the IEP meeting, or the  2 hour common core meeting on Thursday or the 2 hour  committee meeting I had on today...yes on a Friday until 6:00 pm!) but lots of Starbucks got me through!

Well, I am finally off to catch up on my blogs and then it's straight to bed for me.

Happy weekend, my sweet friends! :) 


  1. Girl- I am with you. I had one of those weeks, too!

    That is a gorgeous picture! Wow! Awesome! Thank you for the shout out!

    I love the nonfiction compatibles to Magic Tree House! And when I saw what you got from Really Good Stuff I went OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! I really like that Integrating Science book!!

    I hope you have a good weekend. Starbucks makes everything better!!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. WOW! Yosemite looks BEAUTIFUL! My hubby is DYING to go - I'd better not show him this picture or else he'll book our plane tickets tonight :)

    I'm very proud that you showed much restraint - ReallyGoodStuff has... really good stuff :) The science booklet looks awesome - will definitely need to add that to my wishlist.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Joy in the Journey

  3. Hello fellow California blogger. I found your blog through the California linky and am your newest follower. Your picture of Yosemite is beautiful. It is one of my favorite places to visit, especially this time of year with fewer crowds and full waterfalls. I love the name of your blog!


    Fantastic First Grade Froggies

  4. I love Yosemite and I'm a California blogger too! My students LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Magic Tree House. The research guides are perfect for non-fiction studies about all kinds of topics!

    All the Dots

  5. Love your blog- found you in the 5 for Friday linky:)
    I'm your newest follower!
    Going Nutty!


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