Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer's First Five for Friday

I have about five blog posts sitting, waiting, wishing, and hoping to be finished, but I have a grad school portfolio that needs to get done first. So, I am taking a break from my school work to jump in on another fun week of Five for Friday hosted by the fabulous Doodle Bugs for Teaching. As always, thank you girlie for hosting such a fun linky each week!

I started off my week by finally getting my classroom packed up(for the most part). I shoved neatly stacked as much as I could into my closets to help get it out of the way. I had made myself promise to NOT enter my room until July. I need a month away. But...I am already planning so sweet things for the classroom this fall! 

April from A Modern Teacher stole my heart last year in the planner market. I love her beautiful designs, personalization, and customized capabilities along with the fact that a fellow teacher(who knows what teachers REALLY need in a planner) has put together something brilliant. This will be my second year using her planner, and I couldn't be happier. I have a blog post coming your way to help you get familiar with what I included in my planner this year. In the meantime, you can check out her posts on them here!
Look at that gold ombre. *Swooooon!

I have been spending a lot of time with this sweetheart. He hasn't left my side this entire week! Cheers to a summer of chilling with my villain!

My sweet little Momma fell at her job a few months ago. She hurt her knee pretty bad and needed surgery but didn't want to miss school(she teaches Pre-K). Now that school is out, she headed in to get that old knee fixed! Everything went well, and she is already starting to walk on it just a little bit! Thanks for all my IG friends for the prayers.

Lastly, I am celebrating turning another huge grad assignment in by taking a break today to finish a project that I have had on my to-do list for ages. Last year, I installed some rain gutter bookshelves in my classroom after seeing them on Pinterest. I loved them instantly. Then, I saw Amanda from Teaching Maddeness post about how she had spray painted her bookshelves. Seriously LOVED the idea so I am in the process of painting mine teal to match my classroom. 

That's about it! What fun summer projects are on your list?


  1. I LOVE your teacher planner - so adorable! I hope your mom heals quickly after her knee surgery. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Loose Shoelaces

  2. EEK ! Love all these things! Happy summer Sarah!

  3. You will love the rain gutter bookshelves! I had some in my old classroom and loved, loved, loved them! I really like the blue color as well. Enjoy your summer. I am a new follower!
    Miss King's Enchanted Kingdom

  4. I love the gutter bookshelves! I needed some so badly this year but never could find anything that was affordable or that I liked! I need to keep these in mind....
    Have a great summer! (So jealous yours is already started...)


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