Five For Friday

03 May 2013
Oh my goodness - what a week!  SO HAPPY it's Friday.  Wasn't sure I was actually going to make it for awhile.  ;)  But I did ... and it's all good ... so I'm linking up to Doodlebugs for another fabulous Five for Friday.

Well, the spring flowers keep on blooming.  We had BEAUTIFUL weather this week - I *want* to say we skipped right by spring and went from winter to summer ... but I WON'T say it, because I don't want to jinx it.  I love the buttery colour of these crocus flowers growing in one of my front flower garders.

We had our book fair this week at school.  How I wish we didn't sell all the little toys at the book fair because they drive me crazy in class.  Seriously, I teach grade five and six students - why are they still playing with toys???  And then, I came across these little cuties ... and I couldn't resist.  Yes, even the teacher can be a big kid and bring home a few "toys" to play with her kids.  ;)

Did a little more shopping, too.  When I was at Michael's shopping for some birthday presents, I fell in love with these baskets.  Or maybe I fell in love with the 40% off sticker.  Whatever it was, I think these will look fabulous on top of my bookshelves at school - and since I'm running out of room on the shelves (thank-you, book fair), they will soon be stacked full of reading treasures.

I added a new resource to my TPT store this week.  I've had a few requests to make a nonfiction set for my reading comprehension posters, so I did.  These posters are similar in appearance to the fiction posters, but the questions are specifically geared to nonfiction (text structures, text features, vocabulary, main idea, etc.)  

Lastly, I had the nicest surprise waiting at my door when I got home today.  I am constantly reminded by how much I LOVE the blogging community I'm lucky to be a part of ... and I have some of the sweetest friends in the world - even if I haven't ever met them in person.  My sweet, sweet friend, Kim, sent me these delicious little goodies today - how did she know they'd arrive on a Friday just when the family needed a little pick-me-up.  THANK-YOU so much, Kim.  We ♥ you!

Happy Friday!!!


  1. Love the mustaches! I took pictures of my class with cute, colorful mustaches today to use for their Mother's Day books, "Dear Mom, I Mustache You if You Know..."


  2. We had the Scholastic Book Fair this week too ... and they were having a BOGO sale!! I got 2 hardcover books at half price ... how happy am I?

    And I ditto your sentiments about our blogging community; how nice of Kim to send you a springtime surprise!!


  3. I LOVE those baskets! And I wish our book fair didn't sell toys either. The kids end up with more toys than actual books.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  4. I'm so with you on the book fair toys and the big kids. We went through that this week as well. I guess we could look on the bright side and be glad our school get a little bit of money from them, but toy erasers??? Oh well, the don't last long. ;)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  5. Love the pencils! Wish we were having book fair this year....... :)

  6. I was thinking about asking our book fair coordinator to leave the toys out next year....!! Wishful thinking anyway, huh?!