Five For Friday


Happy Friday Friends.  I'm soaking in one of the last lazy Fridays I have of the summer.  My bud Mario is also doing the same. 


Before I join him on the couch I wanted to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for one of my favorite linkys. 



I was excited to hear that Target was selling laminators.  As soon as I heard I jumped in my car and zoomed over.  Luckily I snatched the last one!  It was a deal too, $18.  I am excited to have my own because I think it will come in handy when I want to make literacy and math centers.  Oh, it is the little things that make this teacher smile!





I wanted to try something different to display dismissal information.  After I bought the transportation pack from Whimsy Clips (I am obsessed with her stuff) I created this new dismissal pack.  I plan to hang the signs by the door and then use little clothespins to display each child's information. If you are interested in my dismissal pack it can be found here.  





This week I have been able to enjoy some of my favorite things.  Relaxing mornings, coffee, planning, organizing, and creating!  Summer days are just the best!




Yesterday I was able to get into my classroom.  I moved back to a classroom that I had taught in for many years.  My teammate and I are calling it our old "new" rooms.  I spent most of the day there  and was able to get almost everything unpacked. Now it is a matter of organizing and decorating. Last Sunday on #tptchat I mentioned that I would do a Periscope of my classroom when it is done.  I am sticking to my word and going to give Periscope another try.  Next week I will do my big reveal.  I hope you will tune in! :)


I don't know about you, but whenever I get my corner of the world set up I always feel better.  Even though I do not spend a lot of time at my desk, I love when it is put together and organized.  I'm stopping to take a moment and appreciate my clean desk.  It will not be like that for long! ;)



I want to end my Five for Friday with this image.  I follow Solid Quotes on Instagram and love their daily inspiration.  

Dream Big- I want to continue to dream big for myself and my students!  I also want my students to dream big for themselves.  

Laugh Lots- when things get stressful I want to be able to laugh!  Laughing is the best medicine!

Love All- Those two words pack a powerful message. No Judgement, just love!


Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Be sure to check out Doodle Bug's Teaching for other great Five for Fridays.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!


18 comments

  1. That is a great deal for a laminator - I love mine!! I have taught my daughter how to use it and now I love it even more : )
    Your dismissal signs are sooo cute.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! That is a great idea to have her help you. :)

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  2. It looks like you are busy getting ready for a new school year. I'm avoiding going out to my classroom... I just don't want this lazy summer to end. Some of my coworkers and I are heading to a one day conference this weekend so I know that will motivate me to get back in the swing of things.
    Looking forward to your Periscope reveal of your room!
    KinderIrick

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    1. I hear you Cheryl, I would gladly take a few more weeks. I hope you have a great time at your conference. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

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  3. Love your dismissal signs! I have used that system for the last 4 years and it works really well! So easy to change their clothespins when their transportation changes :) If a child has a bus note, you can even clip the note right to the ribbon too!
    Maternelle avec Mme Andrea

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I can't wait to try it. Simplicity is my best friend in Kindergarten! :)

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  4. I ended my Five for Friday with a quote as well! I am so anxious about going into this school year for some reason that I need all the motivation I can get!
    Flipping into First

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    1. I completely understand Lauren. I feel like I always get anxious too, until I meet my next group. I'm always afraid I'm going to forget what to do. (isn't that crazy?!) Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with the start of the school year!

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  5. What a good laminator deal! That is the same one I have and I think I paid around $30. After the TpT sale mine is definitely getting a workout. Good luck with decorating!

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    1. Seriously! Mine is too. Thank you. Good luck with all your decorating too! :)

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  6. Love that you got a laminator!!! That was definitely my favorite purchase and has helped me a WHOLE bunch!!! Enjoy the rest of your summer!!!

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    1. Yes, I am definitely loving it! Thanks you too Molly! Good luck with back to school. :)

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  7. Hi Diana,
    I also have a laminator and LOVE it! I use it all the time! Enjoy your last Friday before school!
    Joya :)

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    1. Thanks Joya. I'm so glad I was able to snag one. I'm loving it. Have a great weekend!

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  8. I have the same laminator!! I haven't used it yet but I'm excited!! Your dismissal pack looks great! We only have two ways to get to and from school at my school, you're either a car rider or a bus rider and that's it! I can't wait to see your classroom reveal, I know it will be super warm and welcoming for your kinders! Enjoy what's left of your summer!!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and an amazing start to the school year!!

    Erin
    Kindergarten Dragons

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    1. Haha, that's awesome Erin! Bust it open and start laminating, you will never stop! Haha. Thanks Erin, I'm a little nervous to do another Periscope, but I'm just going to jump right in and try it. Have a great weekend!

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  9. I LOVE having my own laminator!! I still like laminating "BIG" or "LOTS" of things at school if I can, but I love having the ability to just whip it out and get it done!! I also love that i can make things a little sturdier with the thicker laminating pouches (my school lamination is really thin). ENJOY!!
    Your classroom looks so great! I love that green wall!! I can't wait to see it when it's all done!

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  10. I love my laminator!!! It is such a huge help to have one at home plus it is much more durable! I can't wait to watch your classroom reveal on periscope!! Thanks for sharing your week!
    Jill
    Chevronandcenters

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