8.02.2013

Five for Friday!

Happy Friday!

I am happy to announce that my favorite linky party is back!
Today, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!  

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In case you haven't noticed, I have basically taken a leave of absence from blogging this summer, but I'm back and I'm going to use this Five for Friday to catch you up on my summer.

I opened an Etsy shop at the beginning of July and I have been pleasantly surprised with how many orders I've received! As of now, I am only accepting orders for custom blog designs and invitations, but I plan to expand my shop in the future.

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The majority of my summer was spent in a math class, which met every Tuesday and Thursday. I took this class to get ahead in my program, which was worth it because I completed the class with an A!


Cody and I have spent the past three weekends car shopping. He decided a few months ago that it was time to trade in his F-150 for something a little less painful at the pump. After several test drives, we finally decided that a Toyota Camry would be the perfect car. He is going to look at the one below tomorrow. Please keep your fingers crossed that this is the one because I'm getting tired of going car shopping every weekend! :)

On Tuesday, I received my first field placement! I have been placed in a self-contained special education classroom for the first 6 weeks of my placement. I would love to hear tips or tricks from veteran special education teachers.
 I am so thankful to spend this year in this beautiful school!


Finally, I spent several weeks this summer updating my chevron classroom library labels! This vibrant, chevron set includes 48 book bin labels as well as the option to create your own individual book labels.This set allows you the freedom to create only the amount of individual book labels that you need for your classroom library, which means no more wasted ink. 
As teachers, we all know how precious our ink is this time of year!
The color shown below is called Pool Blue, but I have 6 other colors available now and 9 other colors to add in the future. If you are interested, you can pick up a set of my classroom library labels in my TpT store!

Have a Great Weekend!

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8.01.2013

Currently ~ August

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Today, I am linking up once again with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently!


I have recently fell in love with Paper Mate Flair Pens! I honestly do not know how I ever wrote without them. :)
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 Of course, no teacher is complete without a great lesson planner and Erin Condren is by far the best.
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Finally, no teacher should begin a new school year without a positive attitude! A new school year marks the beginning of a fresh start. However, you must choose as a teacher whether or not you are going to make this a great year for you and your students! The school I am placed in leaves the children with these words of wisdom everyday at the end of the announcements:
"Make it a great day or not! The choice is yours."

What are your back to school must haves?

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