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Five For Friday {July 24, 2015}

Hi y'all! I am having extremely mixed feelings about this Friday for multiple reasons! Okay mostly because that means I only have one more Friday before school. Eeeek!!! But I'm also happy to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching again for the fabulous Five for Friday! 


First and foremost, I would like to once again send up some prayers for those suffering in Lafayette, Louisiana today because of an awful shooting that occurred at a movie theater there last night. I am sickened that things like this are continuing to happen in our nation in the 21st century. I have nothing but prayers and support for everyone here in Louisiana. 
Pray for Lafayette
I'm not sure who created this graphic, I've looked! So I can't credit it. If you know, please let me know! Thanks!

Second, I have been freaking out over the Louisiana Reading Association Conference 2015 that was just emailed this week. Eric Litwin is going to be there. Donalyn Miller is going to be there. And Mr. Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard is going to be there. This will be the best conference ever. 
Louisiana Reading Association 2015
Oh, yeah, and there's me at the bottom there. :) I'll be presenting an interactive session on making and using interactive notebooks in your classroom. But after Mr. Greg and Mrs. Miller, I'm not sure how well I'll do!! 


I have been working hard and keeping busy on getting my classroom ready! I feel extremely overwhelmed. In fact, I'm pretty sure it was messier when I left at 5 yesterday than it was when I arrived at 10. But I have been giving some furniture a face lift! With ConTact Paper and GLITTER PINK duct tape. 
covering a shelf with contact paper
So here I am carefully applying the contact paper. I got this Creative Covering ConTact Paper at my local school supply store but I've also seen it at Wal-Mart. 

And this is the finished product. I'm very happy with it :) 
shelf covered in contact paper

Accents with Glitter duct tape and glitter accent tape.  
Pink Glitter Duct Tape from Office Depot
Office Depot. Run there immediately. (It was by the checkout, so there's probably not a lot left!) 
I also "Ducted" out (see what I did there?!?) my short filing cabinet. 
remake of filing cabinet with duct tape
I just lined the top with strips of tape. You can't really see the glitter in the photo but it's awesome in person! 

FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL PLANNING! We (my first grade team) sat down and planned out what to do the first week of school. Here is a picture of our ELA and Grammar/Writing plans for the first of the year. I just pencil them in. The district does require us to put them online, but the format is too crazy for me once printed so I like these. 
Editable Lesson Planner
This planner is available in my TpT store and it's completely editable!!! 


And finally I'm excited to give you a sneak peek at an upcoming sale my blogger friends and I (aka The Primary Punchbowl) are setting up for Sunday through Tuesday! 
The Primary Punchbowl Christmas in July Sale

I know that a lot of teachers are starting to head back to school super soon so hopefully this fabulous sale will help you get started for the year! 

Oh, and if you join in on the fun on Instagram you'll get an awesome set of FREEBIES!! One from each of us - 11 in ALL!! Make sure to check it out starting on Sunday at 5E/4C!! 

That's all I have for the week. Lots more to do to get ready for August 6! Happy weekend friends!!