August 2, 2013

Five for Friday {August 2nd}

When a teacher hears the word "August" it pretty much means 3 little words: Summer. Is. OVER. Time to prep, time to plan.  But thank goodness Doodle Bugs Teaching has brought back the fabulous Five For Friday {with a new makeover I might add} just in time to celebrate those last few days!
Before the start of each day, I need my Jesus time. I discovered this devotional through a pin on Pinterest and ordered it last school year. I LOVE it because it takes real-life stories of what a teacher faces at work and pairs it with scripture. What's more perfect than that!

Oh, this week has been H-O-T-T! They say we are under some "high pressure dome" and I believe it. It's humid, muggy, and just down right hot. Starbucks fixes this, right!?
I blogged about making my "READ" letters {here} and finally made it up to school to put them on my naked bookcase. I have to say myself, they look fabulous!
I originally saw a post by Rachelle at What the Teacher Wants about using a borrow bucket {link to post here} and thought what a great idea that would be to have at each table...only to defeat the purpose of getting up out of their seats. In it will be extra glue, scissors, pencils, erasers, etc. BUT the catch is to put a "flag" (I'm going to use duct tape" so that when they are finished they know it goes back into the bucket and not in their pencil box...the key to keeping them in the bucket and not growing legs and walking off!

This one is simply  just a reminder to relax and enjoy those last few "cat days" of summer...just like my spoiled little boy!
On a side note Kelli from Surviving the Little People is having a *giveaway* with some great prizes! Head on over to her blog to enter!

Happy Friday!



  1. Aww.. what a sweet kitty all stretched out on the ledge. Nobody knows how to appreciate a sunbeam like a cat does!
    Whimsy Workshop

  2. Can I just tell you, I love....EVERYTHING about your five for Friday!!!! I'm so excited about your #1 though! A devotional for teachers?!?! How amazing, I'm about to head over to amazon to find it & order!!! I'm also loving your (or well Rachelle's) idea about the borrow box!! Thanks for sharing about the giveaway, too! :)

    Surviving the Little People

  3. Your READ letters look great! I get compliments on my letters all the time. So easy but it brightens things up!

    Rambling About Reading

  4. Your READ letters look great on top of your bookcase. The borrow buckets are cute.

    The Very Busy Classroom

  5. Love the letters also. Can't wait to get into my room this week! I'm also a first grade Lindsey (with an "e"). :)


  6. I pinned that devotion book too, but haven't gotten around to ordering it. I think I have to do that ASAP!