Five for Friday!

Hi everyone!
What a week! I've been in teacher trainings the last TWO weeks! Phew! I just got done with our Kindergarten Institute--I'm really excited for what's coming our way this year! Kindergarten is totally changing in our district and I feel like they are doing a great job coordinating things and providing lots of supports for us as teachers to reach the superintendent's goal of 95% of students at or above grade level.
I wanted to link up today with Doodle Bug's Five for Friday link party!

1. Kindergarten Institute - This is where I was "hanging out" all week! I was lucky enough to hear Cathy Feldman from REACH Associates lead our institute. She's one of the best professional development speakers I've seen and she's so good at demonstrating and modeling what things would actually look like in a K classroom. I'm excited to try out some of her tips!

2. Meet the Teacher Night - IS NEXT WEEK! AHHH!! Where did the summer go?? I know a lot of teachers out there have already been in school for WEEKS, but I SO don't feel ready yet! Our team was thinking of things to give out on Meet the Teacher night and I think we came up with using this idea:
"Thank you for "Popping" in!" with some popcorn. We also wanted to do a little treat for the kids on the first day of school, but we're still deciding on that! Here's a cute popcorn label I found:

3.  S'mores fudge bars:
Need I say more?

4. eBay! I scored this awesome lot of big books! I'm still watching a few other listings! Gotta beef up that big book library!!
I was also able to nab some other big books (including one of my personal favorites... Jump Frog, Jump!) from Craigslist! Woo hoo!!

5. Making 10 Activity - I found this on Pinterest and thought it was super cute! I actually have a ton of these colored clothespins (I found them at TJMaxx for $3.50 on clearance, for a whole bunch of them!) so this will be a great activity to use them! 

That's it from me today! I was thinking I would take the weekend off and relax... but the more I think about it, the more I feel like I have so much to do!! I'll probably go in this weekend because next weekend I'm going to PAX... it's a convention similar to Comic Con... for nerds. I'm SUPER EXCITED THOUGH!!!! I'm actually going to be helping out at a board game booth! Anyone else going? Ha!


  1. I love the thanks for poplin in tags! So cute! That is awesome you got big books off ebay! I get a lot of book on Amazon!
    Rambling About Reading

  2. I just found your's so fun to find another Washington blogger! I'm from Wenatchee...we're in Seattle a lot...what part of Seattle are you from? I have taught many years, but this will be my first year teaching kindergarten. I'm so excited...and terrified at the same time! I'm your newest follower...can't wait to get to know you :)

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Kindergarten

    1. I'm actually in Issaquah... Eastside~! This will be my first year in K too! We can be 1st time kinder buddies :)

  3. Fudge bars, books and math - three of my fav things. I am your newest follower
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  4. I enjoyed your Five! I really like the making 10 activity!