Five for Friday

I am one week into summer break and I am excited to recap with Doodle Bug's Teaching Five for Friday Linky!

Image result for ezy watermark

Through the powers of Instagram I found this helpful tip from Megan on her blog I Teach. What's Your Superpower? She posted a picture about watermarking pictures.  She had learned about an app from Molly from Lucky to Be in First called EZY Watermark.  It's FREE which is always a bonus and allows you to watermark your pictures.  It's a win, win!  Thank you ladies for this awesome tip!  Be sure to check out their blogs for other helpful tips and ideas.

This summer is pretty busy for me.  I am teaching summer school four days a week and taking four grad classes online.  There is a slight chance I have lost my mind.  I have been been taking classes for the past six years and wanted to be done.  I decided to sign up for my last four this summer and power through.  On August 10th I will cross the finish line and FINALLY be done with grad classes FOREVER. (unless I decide to go for my doctorate ;))  I can't wait!  It will be exciting to have some free time to do what I want to do: blog, create, read for fun, etc.  

One of the kindergarten kiddos I am working with this summer has a lot of challenges.  Despite this, the student always walks in with the biggest smile and ready to work and learn. While we were working on a goal the student said this to me.  Bless this student's heart.  

I. Love. My. Job! 

You certainly can little one, You certainly can!  Especially with that attitude!

When it rains it pours.  I requested a bunch of books on my summer wish list from my library.  A bunch came in this week.  I can't wait to dive into them all.  I started to read Still Alice and I have not been able to put it down.  It captured my attention from the moment I started reading.  I can't wait to see how it ends... Has anyone else read it?!  Yay or Nay?!

This upcoming weekend is a jam packed weekend of fun with family.  We are celebrating my Grandma's 90th birthday with a big birthday bash.  My Grandma is a special lady.  She has crafted her own special language like "eye cream for ice cream" and "Celina Dijon for "Celion Dion" and a laugh that is contagious.  I am excited to celebrate her!  We have family coming in from Tennessee so it will be a fun filled weekend of making memories I will cherish forever!

The picture above is from our wedding.  My Grandma brought SouthPaw as her date! ;)

I am also excited to spend time with this special man.  My Dad is my rock, my biggest supporter, and the man I will always look up to.  I admire his dedication, his hard work, and his ambition to start a business from scratch and turn it into a successful company.  He taught me if I want something to work like heck to get it and never look back and never stop dreaming.  I love spending time with him.  I am excited to celebrate him this weekend. 

Well, that wraps up my week!  Thank you for taking the time to read through my Five for Friday.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

P.S. just one more reason why I love summer! :)


  1. I saw that post from Megan and need to get on the watermarking bandwagon too. Hopefully the app makes it quick and easy. Good luck with summer school and classes. I finished grad school a little over a year ago, just before I got pregnant, thank goodness! Happiest day ever.

    Literacy Spark

  2. LOVED Still Alice! I just bought 2 of her other novels as well. Still in school until the 22nd (Big frowny face), then let the reading begin!

  3. Your summer reading looks great! I tried to keep mine minimal since I am reading for grad school too..Yuck. I love the post about watermarking! Thanks for reminding me! :)

  4. I saw the app also, but sadly I'm an android person. I'm on the lookout for another app that is similar. I went through and watermarked all of my pictures from the past week's posts on my computer. Whew! Glad that's done! (I didn't watermark the ones from before last week because there weren't that many). Have fun spending time with your family!

  5. Thanks for the app tip. I will have to check it out. Good luck with your summer classes and finishing up your grad work. I need to start and do mine, but I have not found it in me to sign up yet...I will one day! Have a great weekend.

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  6. Thanks for the tip on the freebie watermark app - fabulous!! Sounds like you've had a great week and you're in for a very busy weekend - enjoy :)

  7. Such a great tip about the watermark! It was so fun to read about your week! I love that you're having a huge birthday bash for your grandmother, that's so awesome! I hope you have an amazing weekend with your family!

    Warmest Wishes,

  8. Love the tip about the watermark!! Definitely need to get that :) I need to get to the library ASAP because there is nothing better than curling up and enjoying a good book!! Have a great weekend!!

  9. I finished Still Alice several weeks ago, and loved it! I think it's one of my favorite books so far. It made me cry though, and after reading it I kept thinking about it. I didn't watch the movie yet, but I will rent it one of these days. You won't be disappointed about the book, one of the best I read lately.
    Good luck with your classes!

  10. Wow, you are staying busy! Enjoy the time with your family. Your grandmother sounds like an awesome lady!
    Always Kindergarten

  11. 4 grad classes?!? And summer school? Oh my goodness... and you're finding time to blog. You definitely have your hands full. Hope you can still get some R & R this summer! Thanks for the watermark tip... I always wondered how people did that. Have happy times with your family this weekend!
    Once Upon a Classroom: A Teacher's Tales

  12. Loved Still Alice! Such a great book! :)

  13. Yikes girl! 4 grad classes and teaching summer school?? You are definitely going to be busy! Enjoy your time with family. Your grandma sounds like a very special person. I love her choice for a date to your wedding. :)

    Joya :)