Friday, July 4, 2014

Five for Friday: Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th!!!!!!! I hope everyone has a safe and happy day! I also hope all of my friends along the coast are staying dry from Hurricane Arthur.

This has been a FABULOUS week of enjoying summer time (AKA being lazy). I'm linking up for Five for Friday to tell you about it!

I started the week with a massive hair cut. 10+ inches are gone!!

My hubby and I went to the Braves game with my brother and his family. I like the Braves, but I mostly go for the food. Nachos, cotton candy, pizza, Dippin' Dots...YUM (but expensive)! 

It was my 3-year-old nephew's first game, and he didn't particularly care for it. He cried and watched Handy Manny on his dad's tablet. I think he didn't feel good, but it could have been because the Braves were losing. Of course, after we left at the beginning of the 8th inning, the Braves made an AMAZING comeback and won the game. Isn't that always the way??

I've been spending a lot of this week working on some new sight word ideas (you can read more about it on my post from yesterday). This year I'm planning to use sight word lists that students can work through at their own pace. I've been gathering some ideas that students can use no matter what list of words they are working on. This new pack is on sale in my store through tonight, and I'm also giving away a free one. It's probably the product that I'm the most excited about, so I hope you'll check it out!


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My school is working to be STEM certified. I found this awesomely great and wonderful book to introduce kids to the concept of STEM.

It's called Rosie Revere Engineer, and it's about a little girl who likes to build stuff. One day, she tries to build something for her grandmother that doesn't work. Rosie is going to give up when her grandmother explains that sometimes our first idea doesn't work, but that just means we try again. I think this sends the PERFECT message for STEM and school and life and I'm going to beg my principal to buy it for us!!

I'm off to a 4th of July parade to celebrate! My hubby has the day off, so hopefully we will get to hang out and relax...and probably sedate the dog so she doesn't have a hysteric fit during the fireworks. That reminds me of a funny Text From the Dog I saw (if you've never seen these, they're a series of texts between a dog and his master...and they are HILARIOUS!)

Happy 4th!!!


  1. I'm going to be new to first grade this year, so I'm not quite sure what sight word activities I'll be using. It looks like your pack would be a great place to start! Love the haircut!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  2. Hi. Just thought I'd say thanks for the dog text. I had never heard of them before and have laughed for the last hour... or maybe I should say, darn you put that dog text in... I just wasted an hour...and had to send the link to all my friends... :) Nice to meet you.
    Kidpeople Classroom

  3. Your new haircut looks fabulous!!! Love the dog text! :) Enjoy your 4th!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  4. Hi friend! I love your new haircut and am so impressed that you went short! Thanks for sharing about the book. I actually just saw the title recommended by Levar Burton in Parade magazine and was curious. Now I have to check it out!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late