Friday, July 4, 2014

FIRST Five for Friday

As I talked about earlier this week, this is my first week off from school and to say it has been amazing would be an understatement. There is just something about summer break that words cannot explain. Am I right?! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for my FIRST Five for Friday! What a fun idea. :)

I've done some DIY projects this week. Mainly the updates have been with spray paint updating what I already have. So far I've updated this coffee table. I painted the above table. It used to be a light brown table and now it is a gray-ish color. The above lamp used to be brown. And I also transformed a chair which is not pictured. It's incredible how you can transform things that are already in your home. Before my motivation dies, I hope to paint a room in my home.

#icannotputdownthisbook. But really, all hash-tagging aside, it is just so good. Francine Rivers is one of my favorite authors, and this book is such a great story about a girl's journey through life. If you want a great summer read, please go get this! Really.... go now...

Although it's been fun and games this week, I did manage to get some "work" done for next year! Kindergarten teachers, do you send out letters to your incoming kinderbabies? At our school, we do. We send home a letter to the parents explaining our phase-in schedule, a letter to the students, a school supply list, and then a schedule of our phase-in start. It is so fun to put the letters together and think about my incoming students. Something I love to do is pray over each child's name as I am filling the envelopes. As much as I love summer, I am excited for this next school year!

I am also sending home another letter to my incoming students. This one is full of pencil-paper/ cut-paste activities. I'm hoping that it gets them super excited for school. I got these perfect worksheets from Miss Kindergarten. You can get her adorable resource here. It was just what I wanted to send to my incoming students, and all the work was done for me! Seriously, it is worth every penny! I'll even be able to use these printables early on in the school year.
 Thanks, Miss Kindergarten! 

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And lastly, Happy Independence Day! 
Enjoy your long weekend. 

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  1. I love your blog. It is too cute! I am going to have to get that book to read this summer. I really like Francine Rivers as well.

    Have a great holiday!
    Tales of a Carolina Girl

  2. I love your blog! Courtney did my blog design, too and I recognized her work from seeing your button! She's very talented. I'm also loving your table and lamp craftiness!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  3. I love those tin tiles above your pretty!

    Teaching in High Heels

  4. What a sweet letter - I'm meeting my new class on Monday and might need to send them home with a little like that!
    Growing Little Learners