Friday, September 13, 2013

Five for Friday: 100 Followers Edition!

It's been a very busy week at school and around the blogging community! To capture all the events of the week, I think it's only right to link up with Doodlebug's Teaching for her Five for Friday linky party!

Because my little ol' blog finally reached 100 Followers I'm having a GIVEAWAY! Yippee! I can't believe it! I'm still in awe and shock and I'm so excited! So, of course I'm celebrating the only I know how with a shopping trip to Target! One lucky winner will get a $10 Target gift card and a few of my "favorite" things in a special delivery! Who doesn't love getting mail? Check out the Rafflecopter below to enter! It ends next Friday!

My new Scout teacher bag finally arrived! I really wanted a new bag to help downsize my life and I didn't want to pay a lot of money since we're still on a pay freeze. So, I found a cute Scout bag on clearance and some how it ended up in my shopping cart after a REALLY, REALLY long day at school. I'm in love with my new bag! It's waterproof so it sort of sounds like a Whole Foods grocery bag but it has six pockets on the outside and they are just the perfect size for my water bottle and umbrella. I also have plenty of room for my binders and graded papers but not enough room for 60 writing notebooks - awe shucks!

I finally have guided reading levels for all my students! Yay! I'm so happy to be through all the testing! If you need free assessments you can actually grab free reading baselines A-Z at through the Columbia Reading and Writing Project. Just click on Reading Assessments. Now that all my students (and books) are leveled, I began passing out books today based on interest and reading levels. We officially start our clubs next Tuesday but many students had wrapped up their prior novels and were looking for some weekend reads -- I love putting books in 5th grade hands! I'm so excited to start our character reading workshop on Tuesday! I'm so thankful our school decided to use funds for new textbooks on novels this year -- each teacher received 100 something novels in various levels and genres for reading workshop! Talk about library growth!

I went shopping for my #SLANT box this week! I'm very excited about signing up and participating. It's been a lot of fun reading about my partner Kris from I {heart} Teaching and getting to know her through a few emails. I hope I've found some goodies she's forgotten to pick up for herself this year :) No pictures though, it'll ruin the surprise! If you didn't sign up this time, check back in October. Click the icon to learn more!
The table drawer system is working out beautifully! Look how clean and organized my supply station looks! Wow! All the tables are grabbing the drawers when needed and the rest of the time the table tops are nice and clean... I'm in awe! I love it! Pinspiration at it's best!

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Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' and enter my giveaway for a Target giftcard! A lucky winner will be selected next Friday!


  1. I'm loving the new Zebra ink pens I've been using to grade!
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  2. One of my favorite things I picked up for myself this year was a new chair for reading to my fifth graders. I love to read to them and they often "convince" ;o) me to read some more and some more! Sitting on a stool can get really uncomfortable so I splurged on a chair with a back!

  3. The curtains for the lower part of my window. They let in the light on the top half, but the students can't see what's going on out on the playground!

    Congrats on 100!

    Fifth in the Middle

  4. Congratulations on the followers! Sounds like your year is off to a great start!

  5. I just bought some drawer/cubbies today to hold supplies for my students to use. I'm glad it's working out so well for you. It gives me hope! I'm so tired of clutter or things being misplaced. Congrats on 100 followers!!!
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  6. Congrats on hitting 100! I got a rolling cart of rainbow drawers for organizing my word work centers. I love it!

    Compassionate Teacher

  7. I see some great selections there for your guided reading groups. I'm going to check out the assessments page you shared. :)

  8. My favorite things are the interactive notebooks I bought from TPT for reading and math. I'm really excited to see how they will help my students get a better understanding of those skills this year.

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