Saturday, August 9, 2014

Five for Friday - August 9


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Hey everybody!  I'm linking up with DoodleBugs for Five for Friday!

 1.  I spent the past week at a workshop for teaching English language learners.  It was really great!  I learned some really great strategies for building language for my ELLs.  And, they gave us some beautiful hardback books, including this precious one by Margaret Wise Brown.  They also gave us the English version (All the Families).  I can't wait to use it as a take home book/family project.

2.  I also went shopping for some stuff this week!  I'm really excited about these super cute cards.  My kindergartners need nametags for the first month of specials and I think these will be perfect.

3. I also got some cute paw print stuff.  To get our kids excited about college, each classroom at my school chooses one.  My room is University of Georgia.  The kids love being "the Bulldogs", so I'm adding some new Georgia-themed stuff to my room this year.

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4.  I don't usually post much about products I buy, but I am SO EXCITED about Mrs. Leeby's new name pack.  It has four great editable name practice worksheets that I know my kids will enjoy.  And she also included free name plates and two of her fonts.  If you teach kindergarten, go check out her tutorial. 

 5. I've been working on some new bright chevron products, including these Stars and Chevron Number Posters.   They match my word family and alphabet posters. 

I'm hoping to get into my classroom and work some next week, but I'm still waiting for them to wax the floors.  If they don't finish soon I'm really going to get nervous.  Our Meet the Teacher night is a week and a half away and my room is a mess!  Keep your fingers crossed for me. :)  If you're going back to school this week, good luck!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Currently August

Hey everyone.  Today, I'm linking up with Farley for Currently!

Listening/watching: Friday Night Lights.  My sister and best friend have both been telling me to watch this series, and I finally am, and oh man I am hooked.  I wouldn't be surprised if I finished all five seasons before the first day of school, haha!

Loving: This Saturday, with dreary weather that makes me feel okay about staying inside in yoga pants :)

Thinking: About all the projects for school and for home and for TpT I had on my to-do list for this summer.  And summer is almost over!

Wanting: Just a little more summer.  It went by so fast this year.

Needing: Energy/motivation to get all my projects done.

First Day: Technically, my first day is August 18.  But I have a workshop all next week, and the week after that I have to go in and work on my classroom and test newly-registered kindergartners, so basically summer is over...
Our kids' first day is August 25.  For kindergarten, we split the class and just have half each on the first two days.  So the first big day with my whole class will be August 27.

What's going on with you?  Link up with Oh Boy 4th Grade and tell us all about it!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Five for Friday - August 1st!

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Can you believe that it is already August?  Where did summer go???  Here's my Five for Friday.  It's going to include a few weeks worth of pictures since I haven't posted.

1. My trip to London was wonderful!  Two of my favorite things were having tea at Harrods and climbing to the top of St. Paul's Cathedral.
  I told my mom this would be such a cute picture of us if her face wasn't blocked.  I'm going to have to teach my dad some better photography skills, haha!

 We had beautiful weather in London...sunny all week!

2. Since I've been back, I have started shopping for Back to School.  I got these water bottles at Michael's as welcome gifts for my kindergartners.  They're only 85 cents (with teacher discount). 

3. This week I went shopping with my best friend.  She is a super creative pre-K teacher, and she told me about another great Michael's deal.  Birdhouses for 30 cents a piece, and there's a 20 percent off coupon you can use, too.  So... 24 cents! My students are going to love painting these!
4. Did you notice the new instagram button on my side bar?  Click it to go to my profile, or just follow me at danielle_faerber.
5. I'm super excited to have this resource done for all my 7 Habits readers!  This journal pack goes along with my Seven Habits Superhero Stories.  It's a great way to reinforce the habits and practice a variety of writing genres.  I hope you like it!  I will give this away to two readers.  Just leave a comment with your email :)   (Update 8/22/15: Franklin Covey has asked that all 7 Habits products be removed from TpT, so this product is no longer available.  So sorry!)

Have a great week!

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