Friday, June 28, 2013

Five for Friday (June 28)

It's that time of the week again...Linky party with Doodle Bugs!!!


1. The most exciting teacher-y thing I've done this week is start my very own TPT store! If you have any advice about running a TPT store, please let me know! Also, positive feedback is always appreciated  =)  My Digraph Sort will be free for the rest of the day, so please drop by and pick it up!

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 2. My husband and I just bought a car! Is It's a Mazda 3 hatchback...zoom, zoom, zoom! I have to admit that I've never had the pleasure of buying a car before, and it was quite an experience. Even though we knew exactly which car we wanted and how much it was going to cost, it still took 3 hours to buy it! And I thought teaching had a lot of paperwork.  =)

The newest member of our family!
 3. Last year was the first year I used Daily 5 in my classroom and I LOVED it! This summer, I'm reading through the CAFE book and love it as well! The two sisters have great ideas for helping students, and they deliver their ideas in such a teacher-friendly format. I'm super excited about trying this out next year!!

4. SUMMER PROJECT: Seat Crates! Some of my co-workers tried these last year, and they were SO cute and SO practical! The kids loved sitting on these special seats, and the teacher could store extra supplies or center activities in the crate.
Teaching With Style crate seats
Click HERE if you're interested in making these super cute seats!
 5. I took this picture of my dog and her "yogurt face." Anytime someone eats a cup of yogurt, she just sits and stares at you because she wants to lick the cup when you're done. It's a little creepy in that adorable kind of way  =)



  1. Congrats on starting your own TPT Store! I'm heading over to follow it right now. And how exciting to buy your first car!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  2. Amanda--you will love the seat crates!! I made them last year and they make great seats and storage! Be sure to post pics when you are done!! I'll look forward to seeing them! :)

    First Grade in Foxwell Forest

  3. Love the storage crate seats! Don't forget that you'll be featured on my blog tomorrow!!
    :) Dana
    Common to the Core
    (Formerly Fun in 1st Grade)

  4. Those seat crates are on my to do list this summer!! Congrats on the new car! I found you through Dana's blog! I'm a new follower :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  5. Hi! Just came across your blog (click on one blog...leads to another...and another...!!!) and saw that you used Daily 5 this past school year. I JUST ordered the books CAFE and Daily 5 from amazon. Can you share more about your experience? Our 4th grade team really want to implement it in the most effective way and are basically training ourselves with the books. any advice would be super helpful!!! stop by our blog sometime! (It is very fresh and new!!)
    Hope you are enjoying your summer!!

    July @ KNJ Kreations