Friday, April 12, 2013

Winners!!! and Five For Friday!


Congratulations to my three winners!!! Each of these gals have won my top selling product that was spotlighted in this last Sunday's TpT newsletter: Money For Young Learners. They also get my two newest packets, Mixed Addition and Subtraction Timed Tests and my OU & OW Word Work packets!! Thanks so much to everyone who entered my giveaway!! I absolutely loved reading how everyone spent their Spring Break!!  If you'd like a chance to win my top selling Plants and Flowers for Young Learners Packet, read on!

On another note, T.G.I.F!!! How many of you felt like this week just went on and on? I think this week seemed slower than normal after coming off of Spring Break last week. I've definitely been bitten by the Summer bug and can't wait for those warmer days of sunny weather!!

Anyone besides me started counting down the days until Summer break??  Want to take a guess at how many days I have left??? If you guess correctly, I'll send you my Plant and Flowers for Young Learners Packet!! Just leave me a comment below with your guess! I'll announce the winners Saturday night (April 13th).  We are starting this packet this week in my class and I'm super excited!!

And now, it's time for Five For Friday!! I love reading about everyone's week in review on Doodle Bugs Teaching's linkup! Here's a look back at my week:

1.) This is Bella Roo! She's my cutie patootie and cuddle bug! She used to look like a little poodle puff ball last week!! {I should have taken a before photo of her!!} I tried my hand at grooming her for the first time ever!! It took me two hours!!! {I have a new-found appreciation for dog groomers!!} It took the first hour to groom her body and the second hour to groom just her face!! Not perfect, but I was pretty dang proud of my first attempt! At least I kept her ears in tact!

2.) My students had a fun time working on my new OU and OW Word Work packet this week!  Here are just a couple of sample pages of their work. Almost every single student got 100% on their ou/ow spelling test today! Yeee haaaw!!

3. I have a new love!! It's my Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine!!! I love how it makes my hair shine with a natural shimmer! It makes my thick and slightly coarse hair look so healthy!!! And I absolutely LOVE how it smells!!! 
4.) I started a new craft this week!! I found this awesome book at Michael's on how to knit a baby project in a day...{Ummm...well for me, more like a month!} It has the cutest projects in it! And since my dear sister-in-law is having a baby girl in May I thought I would try to knit her something cute! Here are the two projects I just love! {Say a prayer for me that they turn out looking like these! Ha!}

5.) Every now and then I go out and buy myself something that connects me to my inner child. This week I bought myself a new coloring book and a new box of crayons, and I bought a jar of Super Hot jaw breakers from Cracker Barrell!!  There's just nothing like the smell of a new box of crayons!! And I just love coloring in a coloring book! It totally reminds me of my grandma because she would always color with me when I was a little girl. These little things just make me smile!

I sure hope you had a wonderful week! Remember to love yourself and be kind to yourself! Go out and do something to connect to your inner child this weekend! You'll be glad you did!

There is only Love,

Thanks again to everyone who has linked up with my April Freebies linky party this month! Go check out some of the amazing freebies my friends have posted! And link up your own amazing April freebies throughout this month. Just follow the button below:


  1. I will guess 36 days!

  2. I LOVE coloring too!!! Is it bad that I sometimes "steal" pages out of my daughter's coloring book and color them? LOL! It's fun to "go back in time" even if for a little bit to get some enjoyment!

    I am your newest follower! Feel free to stop by and say hello! :)

    Sticky Notes & Glitter: A First Grade Adventure!

  3. I cannot knit in the same gauge to save my life! That's why I stick to loose-knit pattern, no worries if you drop a stitch (or ten) here and there, and totally mindless!

    I will guess you are done May 24, so 30 more days. (We have a full two weeks after anyone finishing in May makes me envious!)

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. I just found your blog & am so excited to be your newest follower! I just love finding other first grade bloggers :) As for your last day of school, I'm going to go with May 31st, so 35 days minus Memorial Day...34 days :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  5. Yay I can't believe I won! I am so excited to use those products! I will guess... 40 days.

    K-3 Connection

  6. I hope you post pics when you are done with one of your knitting projects...good luck...I would get way too antsy and frustrated! Can't wait to see how they turn out! :)

    I guess you have 38 days left! :)
    Ms. Shope's Class

  7. I am in love with Bella Roo! I am also a happy yorkie mommy of 2! I am guessing 31 days left!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter


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