Five For Friday

Happy Friday Friends!  Similar to anyone who is currently not in Vegas I am suffering from major FOMO! The pictures look fabulous and I can't wait to hear all about it.  It looks like everyone is having a wonderful time and it is fun to see everyone meet up and be in one photo together. 

A BIG shout out to Angie from Lucky Little Learners and Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd.  Thanks for taking the time to bring Vegas to us through Periscope. (Periscope is a free app that you can download and watch live broadcasts.  You can set up an account through your Twitter)  It has been fun to get a glimpse of all the fun and I hope you know how much we appreciate you taking the time to do this!

Ready or not TpT Vegas 2016, this girl is coming!!  Until then I thought I would recap my week here in good ol' Illinois.  The weather and the month are not seeing eye to eye at the moment.  They need to get on the same page so we can have a few sunny, hot days!  Fingers crossed... 

The hubby and I have been taking advantage of this beautiful weather.  On Tuesdays we have been walking into town for the weekly car show.  It has been a great way to spend some time together and enjoy some fresh air.  I power down and learn my cell phone at home. It's a wonderful thing!

Oh Target, you sure know the way to a teacher's heart!  I feel as though their dollar section just continues to get better each year.  I hit the jackpot this week!  They have the cutest classroom decorations, stickers, foam dice, and reward certificates.  I am resisting the urge to pass by the aisles for round 2.  If you haven't gone I highly recommend it!

I love our Tell all Tuesday summer link up!  Jayme (Teach, Talk, Inspire) and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to link up.  It has been a great way to get to know the blogging community a little more.  This week we did a Top Ten List and I loved reading through everyone's thoughts.  Each week just solidifies how lucky I am to have gotten to know all of you.  Your love and passion for what you do is contagious!  If you didn't have a chance to link up and want to check out the post here.  The link is up until Sunday.   

I have always been a fan of Amy Poehler.  Her witty one liners on SNL and hilarious comedies like Baby Mama always has me laughing.  I bit the bullet and checked out yet another library book (I really have a problem) and I have not been able to put her book down.  It is such a fun read! 

I find her quotes and wisdom inspiring! 

We started to binge watch Parks and Recreation.  Best decision of the week!

I have been lucky enough to be apart of the kindergarten ELA curriculum writing for the past four years.  After spending so many hours together I am fortunate to call these colleagues, friends.  We have seen each other through weddings, babies, and lots of other celebrations.  This summer our team has been working on tweaking our assessments and rubrics.  Any excuse I have to get together with this fabulous team I am always excited to take.  

Well that wraps up my week!  I hope everyone has a wonderful day and weekend!  

For those friends in Vegas, continue having a blast.  I will continue to stalk view your pictures and live vicariously through your fun and learning! 


  1. The Dollar Spot is dangerous. lol Thank you for leaving the link up. I was on vacation and now I can join in - better late than never!
    Mrs.B's Classroom Adventures

  2. I don't think I have ever left Target empty handed!!! I am a huge fan of Amy Poehler and now that I have Netflix, Parks and Rec will be a binge watch ;)

  3. eI have to admit that I have avoided Target for the last month because I know that I will leave with more than I need. I'm pretty sure it would be dangerous to my bank account. I'm a total fan of Tell all Tuesday too! It's so fun to connect with so many great teachers!
    Yee-Haw in Kindergarten

  4. Target calls my name everyday!! I think they should offer a teacher discount since we practically keep the doors open over there ha! I am also with you in that I will be at Vegas 2016!! I would love to meet you in person! It has been so fun to see the pictures and watch the periscope videos but I have been so jealous too!! Have a great weekend!!!!

  5. I have been so jealous of everyone out in Vegas, I am determined to go to the conference in 2016 - I have all my fingers crossed it works out for you too! The weather looks great for you to spend some time with your husband! I keep meaning to take part in the tell all tuesday link up but keep forgetting! Will have to set a reminder! Have a great weekend!

    Teaching Autism

  6. Oh I'm loving all the Target Dollar Spot pics on the 5 for Friday linky this week!! I too fell victim to the great deals and left the store with a big dent in my checking account!!! I am also all about Vegas next year, I'm SO #teamtptvegas2016!! I've been loving getting to have peeks into what's happening!! #kindertribe
    Kudos to you for leaving your phone at home when you power down at the car show! That sounds like so much fun, and you get to walk there! So awesome!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your 5 with us, I hope you have an amazing week!

    Kindergarten Dragons